Monday, January 07, 2013

Naked Oblivion

Flashes from the Archives of Oblivion by Roy Harper
On this 1974 album cover, Roy Harper is wearing a pair of football socks in the colours of his favourite football team, Manchester City. He appears to be aroused by what looks like a furniture catalogue or possibly an article on antique clocks... in any case he is happy to see you.
The initial printing of this album cover was the cause of a strike among female workers at the EMI factory in Hayes, when shop stewards found the naked picture of Roy Harper in that week's new releases. Because of the strike, a black sticker was applied to cover Harpers fondling of his offending body parts for the promotional release. The sticker was replaced with a permanent black printed spot for the commercial release.

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