As Nasty as They Wanna Be: The 20 Dirtiest Album Covers of All Time

Racy images that pushed the boundaries of art — and taste

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Prince, 'Lovesexy' (1988)
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Prince, 'Lovesexy' (1988)

Prince made many memorably filthy tracks, from "Head" to "Erotic City," but none of them may have been as dirty as this cover, which cloaked itself in floral innocence. But Prince wasn't content to have a photo of himself starkers: the cover also featured a prominent pistil, sometimes called "the flower penis" by fans: his sex pistil, if you will. It was Prince's best visual double-entendre until the 2006 Super Bowl, where he went behind a sheet so his guitar would, in silhouette, explode out of his pants.

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