Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Bad Cover Art: The Let's Get Physical Edition
Trying to work out to a 45 record seems to defeat the purpose: you can't *see* how to actually perform the exercises, you just have to use your best educated guess based on the instruction you're hearing. Yet in the pre-VHS and health club eras, workout albums were the only things most fitness conscious folks had to go on, when they weren't watching Jack LaLanne. Whether they were actually effective or not, they make for some great cover art to poke fun at. Most of these I found over at BizarreRecords.com. Move over, Jane Fonda - you've got nothing on this bunch!
Remember, ladies, trying to better your health and physical well being is not about YOU. It's all about HIM. Never mind that he doesn't have to do any work - just lie there and fantasize about you in various stretching poses:
Check this out; who wouldn't want to do aerobics with Ron Brad...whatever? Featuring "Fame" and "E.T."! Wait, what song is "E.T."?
Jesus saves those that are flexible.
"I'll beat your back." Yes, Arnold actually put out a workout album in 1984, featuring cuts from The Weather Girls and Deniece Williams.
Another celebrity workout album...by Miss Sour Pickle herself.
Who's Doris? Who knows, but for some reason she reminds me of Ellen DeGeneres.
You can't handle the truth, and you can't handle a pushup!!!
For those who take their skiing very seriously.
Bonnie Prudden was apparently a well known fitness instructor, because I came across a lot of her albums. However, is it just me, or is that girl doing no work whatsoever on the cover? She appears to be distracted by daydreaming.
Another popular one by Bonnie...I've often thought of trying these baby and me exercises with my cat, but somehow I think I might have to stock up on bandaids and Neosporin as a precaution.
Carpet Square, you say? Or just plain square?