Facebook gets worked up over Nevermind: Ten notably more offensive album covers (NSFW)

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This week, Facebook claimed the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind, which features a baby and his hanging do-dad, violated its terms of use when it was displayed on the official Nirvana fan page. The social networking site later reversed its decision, but it can only be assumed it was initially due to the lad's visible member. For our money, Nevermind is really nothing worth getting worked up over. We've seen plenty of other albums that are way more offensive. Like these ones, for example.

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10. Klaus Nomi - S/T
We're not sure exactly what it is about this cover that makes us so uncomfortable, but just like most of Nomi's work, this album makes us feel weird inside. Maybe it's the fact he looks like the Joker in a robot suit. You wouldn't think something so simple could do this, but alas, here we are cowering underneath the desk.

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9. Dwarves - Blood, Guts & Pussy
While this one doesn't actually bother us that much, we could see why some people would find it offensive. For starters, there are boobies and hoo-haws covered in blood. And if that doesn't offend you, there's a nude midget who's wiener isn't shown, which isn't very much in the spirit of equality -- not that the Dwarves would care.


8. Xiu Xiu - A Promise
Speaking of nudity, this one doesn't bother us because of the naked man, so much as the fact he's holding a weird doll. Dolls offend us for a variety of reasons, but a nude man holding one puts the whole thing over the edge. This one was a close tie with Jim O'Rourke's Eureka, but doll trumped bunny rabbit in this case.


7. Scorpions - Lovedrive
There's another Scorpions album that's far more controversial (Virgin Killer), but while that one has been covered to death, Lovedrive hasn't got the attention it deserves. It looks like something out of a David Cronenberg film and although it's probably supposed to be gum -- it looks more like something from eXistenz.


6. Regurgitate - Carnivorous Erection
Look, there are about 6,000 metal covers we could have chosen for this list, but the best example of what makes metal albums so offensive is encapsulated in Carnivorous Erection: Here, we've got nudity, violence, sexual innuendo and the disgusting factor all in one.

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This list takes me back to the early-to-mid 90s, in high school, where I and my cohorts were told we could only wear our Nirvana tees inside out, not at all, or with a piece of duct tape over the kid's winker-doodlie. Frankly, the half-nakie Babs cover is much more offensive. I only saw it for a few minutes, but I need a hot shower with soap.

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