Well, it’s that time of year again, so why not celebrate Easter with some truly horrific album covers featuring rabbits and/or bunnies?
I did include a few awesome bands and album covers, but it’s mostly the weird, warped and wretched covers that made this eggxactly what I was going for. So, hop on board and follow me down the bunny trail…to hell!
1.) Rabbit-Too Much Rock ‘n’ Roll
I cheated here. No bunnies, but these rabbits are downright terrifying.
2.) Lew Qualding & the Sentimental Reeds-That Old Sax Magic
Could this rabbit reproduce like normal while playing That Old Sax Magic for his wife? It looks like he is praying for the sweet release of death rather than hear this album…
3.) Sparks-Hello Young Lovers
I happen to think Sparks are demented genius and this cover proves it.
Awe, isn’t Schnuffel cute? This German creeper was created in the late 2000’s to horrify little kids in their lederhosen and wet themselves. What does Schnuffel mean you ask? Snuggle. I see a bear with a good lawsuit in his paws…
Best band ever, and one of the coolest album covers ever by Hugh Syme. Amusing, and beautifully photographed in black and white. On this tour, there were giant bunnies on each side of the stage. That’s rock and roll dammit.
6.) various artists-25 Cancoes Preferidas
Criminal charges were filed shortly after this cover shoot. This rabbit is getting a taste of carrots in prison…
7.) Nathan Maxwell & The Original Bunny Gang-Nathan Maxwell & The Original Bunny Gang
Reggae side-project from the guitarist in Flogging Molly. Although this looks like 70’s porn…
8.) The Bunny And The Bear-If You Don’t Have Anything Nice To Say…
Oh, I have plenty to say and none of it’s nice. Was this designed by an inbred bunny? See what 2 weeks of Art in Community College can do for you?
9.) Jive Bunny and the Mastermixers-Jive Bunny: The Album
Frighteningly, a lot of people bought this novelty piece of bunny poop. Remember “Swing the Mood” in 1989? That atrocity went to #1 in the UK and around the world and #11 in the US. All who bought this have felt shame for years…
10.) Swans-White Light From The Mouth Of Infinity
Pretentious, AND a strangely placed carrot on this mopey Emo bunny.
11.) Thumper-Another Day
This bunny is gonna kick some ass. Sadly, the album does not.
12.) Eric Gale-Multiplication
Why are bunnies so typecast? They do more than just eat and have sex all day. Wait, that actually sounds like a damn good life…
13.) Helloween-Rabbit Don’t Come Easy
German Metal legends Helloween have always had a warped sense of humor and this title and cover rock. Look at this poor buck-toothed rabbit wondering what he did wrong to get here. Why does the magician have a robot hand? Fuck it-never mind.
14.) Bunny And The Bear-Food Chain
This is one Easter dinner I would not attend. Not that a meal of a sacrificed teddy bear and a house of hellish nightmares doesn’t sound fun.
15.) Masters Of Reality-Sunrise On The Sufferbus
Although I doubt this bunny is actually that good on a bicycle, I admire his moxie. Ride, rabbit, ride!
16.) Holograf-Stai In Pola Mea
You’ve now arrived at the worst (or best) Easter party ever. The idea that these bunnies had to touch the junk of the members of Holgraf is a hare-raising one indeed. (Yeah, I said it!)
17.) Kool & The Gang-Kool & The Gang
You know, maybe life as a bunny ain’t so bad. Hop to it, my furry friend and do what you do best-reproduce!
18.) Sack Trick-(Music From) The Mystery Rabbits
I feel so sorry for these rabbits. Their parents did not raise them to end up like this. And what the fuck is a Sack Trick? (Please don’t answer that).
19.) Bambix-The Story Tailor
OK, this one is pretty cool actually. All this rabbit needs is a carrot pipe and a bunny wench by his side. Who the hell are Bambix? Who cares???
20.) Residents-The Bunny Boy
If you know the Residents, you know they are bizarre and rather an acquired taste. This was also a concept album about Bunny Boy making secret videos on You Tube searching for his brother Harvey and asking fans to help find him. Or something like that. Not enough bong hits could really explain this.
21.) Rabbit Rumba-Primera Antologia De La Rumba
Translation: Giant-ass Spanish rabbit will eat human flesh for lunch. And do the rumba while he’s at it.
22.) Shakalabbits-Rabbits, Rabbits All The Way 1
Don’t know about the bunny in the blender, but the rest of these guys are gonna have a damn good time. Shrooms, fruit and some female melons? Sounds like a most sinful Easter delight. Peter’s cottontail will be a hoppin’ down the booby trail!
23.) Natalia Kills-Rabbit Hole
Yeah, I’m guessin’ ‘ol Natalia has had her rabbit hole filled with some carrots many a time.
24.) Echo & Bunnymen-Pictures On My Wall (single)
One of the greatest bands ever. I’m cheating and including a single here. This was the band’s very first release way back in 1979 and started an amazing career still going strong. Long live the Bunnymen!
25.) Lil’ Richard & His All-Stars-Happy Easter
Li’l Richard and his (very) lil’ richard violated every one of these poor bunnies. Easter was never the same again.