Mojo Classic - April 2007
The Ultimate Collectors Edition
The Greatest Album Covers Of All Time

Page 124

EIGHTIES POP

SHOULDER PADS, MASCARA, ASYMMETRIC HAIRDOS AND MORE... VOGUEING THROUGH POP'S MOST STYLE-CONSCIOUS DECADE WITH STEVE MALINS.

KooKoo
DEBBIE HARRY
CHRYSALIS, 1981

Art direction HR Giger
Although this her first solo album was a flop, Harry's collaboration with HR Giger on the cover remains one of her most iconic images. A mixture of beauty and the macabre, Giger's airbrushed photograph of Deborah Harry's pierced face illuminates a darker side to the public's fantasies about Hollywood movie stars such as Marilyn Monroe, with whom Harry was often compared. The cover alienated some of her mainstream fans and was also deemed too hardcore by London Underground, who objected to a planned poster campaign.

What it sounds like.
A shimmering production from Chic's Nile Rogers and Bernard Edwards, but musically as hollow as a Visage B-side.

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