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Why can’t classical do covers like this?

You may not like the image, but it tells you the music has drama and is about real life.

And, if this image is not to your taste, try this. It’s a wake-up call.

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  1. classical ran the misogynist nude gamut in the 60s

  2. Hopefully because Classical folks aren’t so bloody sexist as Nick Misogynist Cage.

  3. And no distended womb! Norman, for shame!

  4. Because we can’t afford to live in places that large and have naked 20-something women wander around the house.

  5. Harmonious Dragmaster says:

    Because it is not trying to sell pretentious bullshit!

  6. UGH!

  7. Joep Bronkhorst says:

    As with all his current output, he’s gone for shock value – and boy is it shocking…

  8. Galen Johnson says:

    Black and white. Courier typeface, all caps. Commanding male, clothed. Submissive girl, naked. *Yawn.”

  9. All of the above, and then also check out some ECM covers.

  10. Victoria Clarke says:

    Because photoshopped blow up dolls and Asian violinists with their bums out are much more Universal’s cup of tea.

  11. Ghillie Forrest says:

    Isn’t this the cover for “Fifty Shades of Grey” — the “classical” album?

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