How in leather heaven did this album escape the Controversial Album Cover gallery? It’s unfortunate that it did: A little controversy might have helped Sweden’s greatest goth band break the US market.
Leather Nun was already a decade old when the compilation Force of Habit dropped here in the States. That same year, 1987, the band had the following track included on the Dudes soundtrack, which remains a cult favorite:
Pretty sweet, huh? Still sounds fresh today. I’d put it up against Nine Inch Nails or whatever your favorite industrial-gothy band might be.
This one is a must-have, both for the cover and the music. Get that five dollar bill out of your pocket, put on your pith helmet and get to searching. Happy hunting.
Categories: From the Stacks, Music
Seems like that cover should qualify as controversial. You’re right…outrage might have earned them their stripes.