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May 30, 2012
It’s ‘Sexy Wednesdays’ or ‘Sexy cover day’ today.
Here’s Roxy Music’s fourth album cover released in 1974 and called “Country Life”. Photographed by Eric Boman, the cover features two scantily clad models: Constance Karoli and Eveline Grunwald. Brian Ferry met them in Portugal and persuaded them to do the cover shoot as well as help him with the words to the song: “Bitter Sweet”. The cover was controversial in some countries special the United States, Spain and the Netherlands where it was censored before release. As a result the American LP release featured a bunch of trees instead of the two models posing in front of the trees.
Author Michael Ochs known for his extensive collection of photos related to rock music dating as far back as the 1950s described the cover released in the US as the “most complete cover-up in rock history”.
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