World's Worst Record Covers
Over 500 Dreadful Record Sleeves
7th February – 21st April 2024
The Worst Record Covers in the World is a hilarious collection of over 500 dreadful record sleeves Steve Goldman has collected. In his own words:
“To get into my collection the covers have to be unintentionally funny. I want a record where the designers have tried to do something that’s gone horribly wrong. It can’t just be a performer in bad clothes or with an ugly face- though there are a couple that have got in that were just irresistible".
“And it all has to be good clean family fun- I don’t collect any record covers that are disgusting, gory, violent, sexist, homophobic, transphobic or racist.”
You can hear what the records sound like- the weird, the funny, and occasionally, the good. We'll hold a vote for the Worst Record Covers. There’s kids activities too- match the record to its cover……. And there’s books …….
“It’s not often that a museum exhibition leaves you snorting with laughter and tittering to yourself for the rest of the day, but I defy anyone to visit the world’s worst record covers without laughing out loud.”
The Stoke Sentinel