Ron Hugo: Violent Femmes

I absolutely adore this cover for the Violent Femmes’ self-titled debut album (on which can be found their most famous song, Blister in the Sun.) It invokes so many memories for me of growing up in the country. The image is by photographer Ron Hugo, and the model’s name is Billie Jo Campbell, which is such a fitting name, I think.

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Ron Hugo – Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes (cover)

Violent Femmes (Official Site)

Wikipedia: Violent Femmes

Comments:

From Reverend Benjamin M. Root IV on March 29, 2012
I’ve been waiting for this one. One of my favorite covers (and albums). Mixing the purity with the ramshackle is risqué.
Those bare feet are very Bouguereau.

From pipstarr72 on March 29, 2012
Yep, I love it. I hadn’t thought of how it compared to Bouguereau but now that you mention it . . .

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