Monday, December 22, 2014


Artist: Juicy Lucy
Album: Juicy Lucy
Label: ATCO
Catalog: SD 33-325
Year: 1969

Genre: rock
Grading: VG+ cover / VG+ LP
Quantity: 1
Art Designer: not listed
Photography:  Peter Smith
Grade: * star

Ah, the infamous Juicy Lucy album cover ...   As a teenager I can remember this cover generating quite a stir amongst friends.   Today when I look at it I almost feel guilty. 
So here are the US and UK covers.  Clearly the US version is slightly more sedate.
US pressing
UK pressing
Clearly concerned about American consumer sensibilities ATCO management elected to give the album's US release somewhat toned down packaging.  The US cover was certainly racy for the late-1960s, though nowhere near as attention drawing as the UK original which featured a somewhat haggard looking exotic dance by the name of Zelda Plum spread out on a bed of fruit.  The funny thing is that what was clearly intended as an erotic cover came off as anything but ...  Personally I always felt bad for the fruit.  Seemed like a massive waste of good produce.  And you had to feel bad for Mr. Plus.  Hopefully she was paid a great deal of money and went on to enjoy a long and fruitful life.  Shame on the band for exhibiting such poor tastes.

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