Ridiculous Album Covers of 1970s Swedish Bands

Stylish beards, satin outfits, blocky fonts and some of the most hideous fashion you’re ever likely to see, it’s all here and more, designed to make your eyes bleed. Collected and uploaded to the almighty internet by Herr Dryck.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

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1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

1970s Swedish album covers were ridiculous.

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  1. Anonymous April 23, 2020

    Hey, Omega was a Hungarian band, but great collection thou…

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  2. Kevin Power April 23, 2020

    Ha ha
    Hee hee hee
    Ho ho ho
    Ha
    Love it

  3. Anonymous April 23, 2020

    It’s dark a lot of the time in Sweden so they need something to brighten their lives up 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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  4. Anonymous April 23, 2020

    Looks like with the Martys, you get a package deal.

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  5. Marvin April 23, 2020

    The Gayes!

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  6. Anonymous April 23, 2020

    The Guardian ran a story explaining ABBA’s costumes several years ago. Here’s a clip:

    [The] reason for their bold fashion choices lay not just in the pop glamour of the late 70s and early 80s, but also in the Swedish tax code. . . the band’s style was influenced in part by laws that allowed the cost of outfits to be deducted against [income] tax – so long as the costumes were so outrageous they could not possibly be worn on the street.

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  7. Asgard April 23, 2020

    Hey, respect, I would use any of those outfits on the street. Sure pay the taxes too, i`m such a good citizen.!

  8. Anonymous April 23, 2020

    Sad thing is they all likely got more a$$ than I did during those years.

  9. Mystical Cat April 23, 2020

    Looked up some of these artists on Apple Music, and much as I suspected the music is equally as cheeseball as the outfits.

  10. Hungarian musician April 24, 2020

    Hey Anonymus! You are right! It was Omega VIII LP Csillagok útján / Skyrover album from 1978

  11. Anonymous April 24, 2020

    Man, the level of flammability of these costumes is off the scale! Better have the fire department on speed dial…one spark and those folks are goin’ up like gangbusters…!

  12. Anonymous April 24, 2020

    What I found most curious is that there is just ONE woman in all these pictures… and here I thought Sweden was far more egalitarian…

  13. Anonymous April 24, 2020

    I’ll just leave this here: Tight. White. Pants.

  14. Anonymous April 24, 2020

    Oh god, I want all those bellbottoms!!

  15. Anonymous April 24, 2020

    1. are you sure there is only one woman? 2. except for the one woman, all other females refused to wear these clown suits.

  16. Anonymous April 24, 2020

    MY EYES! MY EYES!

  17. Anonymous April 24, 2020

    Were there no women involved in Swedish music in the 70’s?

  18. Tim April 24, 2020

    You forget about ABBA, the biggest Swedish band of all time.

  19. Anonymous April 24, 2020

    The guy in the middle of the Bhonus pic is what the Crypt Keeper looked like during life.

  20. oyvey April 24, 2020

    How many of these people are now doing 10 to life for incidents with livestock or children?

  21. Blues Father April 25, 2020

    Omega actually is a Hungarian band

  22. emwtur April 25, 2020

    holy shit !
    Grew up in Sweden during those years – none of these bands were well known. But you can kind of guess the year and the intedended listeners for the different bands
    Outdoor photo – older listeners.
    Width of shirt-collar maxed out at a specific year etc.

  23. emwtur April 25, 2020

    And – if there is a figure on the cover eg “3” – it’s a cover-band !

  24. Provocateur April 25, 2020

    …what’s the male version of camel toe?

  25. Anonymous April 26, 2020

    One is inaccurate: Omega is a Hungarian epic rock ban. Kanye West even stole a music fragment from them in his awful track “New Slaves”.

    But I can agree, they look just as crazy as the the other bands in the collection 🤭

  26. Anonymous April 26, 2020

    One is inaccurate: Omega is a Hungarian epic rock band. Kanye West even stole a music fragment from them in his awful track “New Slaves”.

    But I can agree, they look just as crazy as the the other bands in the collection 🤭

  27. Anonymous April 26, 2020

    What will leggings and tunics that are standard street ware for women look like in 10-20 years.
    A costume?

  28. Anonymous from Berryville, VA April 27, 2020

    Male version of camel toe is trouser snake.

  29. NotAnonymous April 27, 2020

    Vi är en vild och galen killar!

  30. Anonymous April 29, 2020

    Male version of camel toe is buck knuckle.

  31. Hugh Joergen April 29, 2020

    Everyone’s talkin’ bout my tight pants!
    I got my tight pants!!
    Got my tight pants ON!

  32. Name May 23, 2020

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