Chic - Chic 
Thursday, 22 November, 2012, 12:46 - Albums Of The 1970s
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chic chic 1The cover for Chic's imaginatively titled 1977 debut album 'Chic' has on its cover two sultry looking ladies blowing referee's whistles. The ladies concerned are typical of the disco divas of the time being in their twenties and having long hair. What they are wearing is unknown as there is nothing in the picture to indicate that they are wearing anything at all. The inclusion of the referee's whistles is believed to represent a juxtaposition between the distunality of the sound they produce with the tonality of the groovy disco music that is contained inside the sleeve of the record. Either that, or people just liked to blow whistles at discos in the 1970s (much more likely).

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chic chic 2Things have moved on since the 1970s and ladies who attend discos are now much younger than they used to be. In fact the term 'ladies' no longer really applies and 'girls' is a more common and arguably more accurate description. Of course there are far more derogatory terms in use but there is no need to repeat these. In the revised album cover the question of what is being worn has been answered and it is clear to see that the girl (whose age now more accurately reflects those of modern disco-goers) is, in fact, wearing next to nothing. The air of mystery has been retained by cutting the picture of at the waist so that it is not clear whether she is just topless, or whether she is, in fact, completely naked.

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Power - Ice-T 
Wednesday, 21 November, 2012, 12:32 - Albums Of The 1980s
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ice t power 1The cover for Ice-T's album 'Power' is already one of the sexier covers around and caused a stir at the time. According to WikiPedia:
The album cover, photographed by Glen E. Friedman, was the subject of controversy upon its original release, due to the provocative pose of Darlene Ortiz, Ice-T's girlfriend at the time.

Ms Ortiz was obviously the one with the 'Power' given that she is stood holding a whip and although she hasn't gone for the full dominatrix outfit (the white slingshot bikini not being normal mistress clothing), you get the impression that she has the upper hand over the two hapless rappers.

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ice t power 2Time has moved on and Ms Ortiz is no longer Ice-T's girlfriend so the time is surely right for Ice to take back the power. Ms Ortiz has therefore been replaced by two similarly attired black beauties whose poses suggest that it is Ice-T that has the power now. With one flick of his wrists he would be nicely positioned between two topless busty babes.

Mind you, surrounded by those two, even Ice-T might find their powers of persuasion difficult to turn down!

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Spacer - Sheila & B.Devotion 
Tuesday, 20 November, 2012, 12:17 - Singles Of The 1970s, Summer Sizzlers
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sheila b devotion spacer orFrench band, Sheila & B.Devotion (sometimes mistakenly called 'Sheila B Devotion') hit the charts in 1979 with the disco classic 'Spacer'. The song has since been sampled extensively by, for example, Alcazar in their hit 'Crying at the Discotheque'. The original cover for the single is shown on the right. It features a pretty blonde in a very 1970s disco outfit of red and white trainers, 'bobby socks' and a matching red and white sleeveless baseball t-shirt. She is kneeling or squatting down on a beach, drawing in the sand with a stick.

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sheila b devotion spacer 2The 1979 version of the cover was probably quite erotic and sexy for its time, however in the 2010s, it seems a little bland and so it has been update in line with modern maxims. On the right is an updated, and much sexier, version. This time the girl on the beach is naked (but nothing is on show that you wouldn't see in a tabloid newspaper) and is in a similar pose, although she seems to have lost the stick with which to draw in the sand. She looks just as happy as her 1979 counterpart despite her being in the nude. Perhaps she is thinking, "Now, where did I leave my bobby socks...?"

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Frosty The Snowman - Various Artists 
Monday, 19 November, 2012, 14:49 - Singles Released Before 1960, Christmas Crackers
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frosty the showmanNothing too rude to get us kicked off on the in the whole festive vibe, but in time for Christmas, here is an alternative remix of cover artwork for the single, Frosty The Snowman. The picture of the lady sitting on Frosty's knee used here was taken from the front cover of a magazine called 'Flirt' and is by the famous 50's pinup artist Peter Driben. There are several artists who have released Frosty The Snowman as a song but this album cover is aimed fairly and squarely at those pre-1960s versions such those belonging to Gene Autry (1950), Perry Como (1957) or Danny Kaye, in the days when pinups were as sexy as it got.

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