The 25 Most Cringeworthy Band Photos Of All Time
Marc Gordon - August 30, 2019

In the Morning of Life

by Thomas Moore

In the morning of life, when its cares are unknown,
And its pleasures in all their new lustre begin,
When we live in a bright-beaming world of our own,
And the light that surrounds us is all from within;
Oh 'tis not, believe me, in that happy time
We can love, as in hours of less transport we may; —
Of our smiles, of our hopes, 'tis the gay sunny prime,
But affection is truest when these fade away.

When we see the first glory of youth pass us by,
Like a leaf on the stream that will never return,
When our cup, which had sparkled with pleasure so high,
First tastes of the other, the dark-flowing urn;
Then, then in the time when affection holds sway
With a depth and a tenderness joy never knew;
Love, nursed among pleasures, is faithless as they,
But the love born of Sorrow, like Sorrow, is true.

In climes full of sunshine, though splendid the flowers,
Their sighs have no freshness, their odour no worth;
\‘Tis the cloud and the mist of our own Isle of showers
That call the rich spirit of fragrancy forth.
So it is not \‘mid splendour, prosperity, mirth,
That the depth of Love's generous spirit appears;
To the sunshine of smiles it may first owe its birth,
But the soul of its sweetness is drawn out by tears.
LOL Worthy Medieval Memes
There are some things in life that you never knew you needed. One of those things being medieval memes. We promise you, these ain’t your Art History teachers boring lectures. From angels and devils to jesters and kings, this collection of old paintings will have you feeling educated and in a great mood. Enjoy!
Marc Gordon - Oct 13, 2019
The Best Gender Reveal Cakes Ever
As if going through a pregnancy for nine months, searching for the perfect baby name and throwing a baby shower wasn’t already enough of a challenge, many modern-day parents have taken it upon themselves to also throw creative gender reveal parties for their family and friends to discover whether their newborn will be a boy […]
Claire Miles - Oct 12, 2019
Drake's Celine Dion Tattoo
For those of you who aren’t already aware of the fact that Drake has more than thirty-five tattoos on his body, well…now you know! And many of them are in fact faces of his favorite fellow celebs, including Lil Wayne, Aaliya, Denzel Washington, and Sade.    While many might see it as a huge honor, […]
Laura Lee - Oct 11, 2019
Donald Faison On Clueless
It’s hard to picture Clueless as anything but a hit! 
Claire Miles - Oct 10, 2019
Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Mask
The pumpkin spice season has arrived and with it comes fall. Trader Joe’s joined in on the PSL-inspired fun with their Spice Biocellulose Face Mask and it’s pretty much a Pumpkin Spice Latte for your skin. It also smells amazing. Trader Joe’s has proven itself to be much more than just a place to buy […]
Claire Miles - Oct 09, 2019

All young bands have big dreams of making it in the music industry. Unfortunately, many meet their demise before they ever make it out of the garage. While their music may never be heard, many left behind some truly iconic photographic evidence of their rockstar-lifestyle days. Here are some of our favorite awkward, uncomfortable, and absolutely hilarious photos of bands in their glory days.

 

The Velvet Underground

 

via Imgur

 

Unlike the iconic rock band, The Velvet Underground, the band above seems to only have an affinity for *wearing* velvet. It’s a shame they didn’t find their audience, as their style truly could have influenced… dozens.

 

 

Back in Black

 

via Imgur

 

Watch out AC/DC, because a new Black is back, and apparently this time it’s quite tasty. It’s unclear what type of band he plays with, but based on the accordion, we have high expectations.

 

Soul Sisters

 

via Imgur

 

The McDonald Sisters may not have been appreciated in their prime, but if one thing is certain, it’s that in 2018 a song like “I’ve Got Confidence” would make an outstanding progressive anthem.

 

 

Digestive Distress

 

via Imgur

 

The jury is still out on why a band named “Turds of Misery” didn’t make it to the big time. If anything, they certainly look like they can lay down some mean bass.

 

Scripture Sisters

 

via Imgur

 

The Faith Tones clearly took some bold risks in their day. From their hairstyles to their no-nonsense songs like “Jesus Use Me”, these are three ladies that mean serious business.

 

 

Hair-way to Heaven

 

via Imgur

 

Led Zeppelin would be proud of this awesomely adorned mix of glam-rock and heavy metal. While it’s unclear whether any of the members made it to the big time, their hair certainly reached heights that many have never dreamed of.

 

I Want Ken-dy

 

via Imgur

 

Don’t expect to hear Ken’s major hits (whatever they may be) in the club or on the radio, because apparently, his songs are available by request only.

 

 

The Beach Boys

 

via Imgur

 

No, it’s not the iconic 60s rock and roll band; this is a slightly different group of beach boys. All of their outfits combined likely make up enough clothes to cover one whole person!

 

Millie Jean

 

via Imgur

 

It’s important to note that Millie Jackson doesn’t seem to have any relation to those other musically inclined Jacksons. But, she does seem to have a unique sense of creative expression…

 

 

Panic! at the Disco

 

via Imgur

 

A band named “Childs Play” should not be wearing such tight clothing. While these guys certainly look like they can get their groove on at the disco, their unfortunate name might have been their downfall.

 

Joy Division

 

via Imgur

 

One of The Dazzlers seems to be dazzling a bit less on this record. From the looks of it, “Lovely Crash” could also be the way they describe their own downfall.

 

 

ZZ Topless

 

via Imgur

 

They got the hair right, that’s for sure, but we wouldn’t mind at least a few shirts to be present in a 5-member band. Also, what’s the guy in the jean shorts doing?

 

Thigh-way to Hell

 

via Imgur

 

The pantsless look was a bold move for this aspiring rock band. From the neck up, they could pass for a slightly talented group, but unfortunately for them, the photo extends beyond the talking heads.

 

 

Street-Walk This Way

 

via Imgur

 

Max Webster is a Canadian rock band that apparently made it big in the late 1970s. Their sophomore album, “High Class in Borrowed Shoes”, was certified gold by the Canadian Recording Industry Association.

 

Thunder(thigh)struck

 

via Imgur

 

Here’s to a band that truly puts the “Bra” in “Brainstorm”. For an album titled “Smile A While”, the photographer seems to have captured a band that is more likely to induce cringing rather than smiling.

 

 

Barenaked & Ladies

 

via Imgur

 

Here’s a band that’s all about the G strings (referring to the guitar, of course). While it’s unclear why one member appears to lack clothing, it’s nothing a good g-string can’t cover up.

 

Fight For Your Right

 

via Imgur

 

The Beastie Boys were a few years away from releasing their iconic hit when the record above was released, but it’s fair to say it could have been quite an influence on the 90s grunge band.

 

 

Uncomfortably Dumb

 

via Imgur

 

They may be small, fat, AND beautiful, but they don’t seem like the sharpest notes in the composition. Along with mullets, we hope this band stayed in the 90s where they belong.

 

Mood Music

 

via Imgur

 

What is most masterful about this particular piece of work is the “illustrated instructional booklet” that was enclosed with the record. I think the world is a better place for this record having maintained its amateur status.

 

 

Wouldn’t It Be Vice

 

via Imgur

 

This ultra-bright German glam rock band made quite a splash in the late 1980s. Unfortunately, their bright colors faded almost as fast as their music did.

 

Choose Yourself

 

via Imgur

 

Contrary to *NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached”, Ava Kathleen seems to be all about the puppet life, as long as the puppet master is also the master of divinity.

 

 

Sweet Child O’ Mine

 

via Imgur

 

We’re not sure who’s baby is seen in the photo above, or why a heavy metal band seems interested in dismembering its body parts, but man, can they rock some iconic face makeup!

 

Return of the Mack

 

via Imgur

 

Live from the Open Face Sandwich Club (honestly, the only kind of club I’m interested in going to), Eddie Mack is back with new songs, naked women, and possibly even some hits!

 

 

Bohemian Chaps-ody

 

via Imgur

 

Nothing screams “metal” more than a nice pair of leather chaps. While their fashion sense may be a bit peculiar, rumor has it that their sound was also *a bit peculiar*…

 

Nothin’ But A G String

 

via Imgur

 

Snoop Dogg mastered the “g thing”, but it looks like Vincent Capretta is the master of the g-string. From those ultra-short jean shorts to an ill-fitting, ironic t-shirt, it doesn’t seem like anyone is looking at Vincent’s back.

 

 

Recorder Supporter

 

via Imgur

 

If you’re looking for the perfect audio tape to learn how to play the recorder, look no further! “My Lips Are For Blowing” is the ideal record to learn all the classic recorder hits including Hot Crossed Buns and Jingle Bells.

 

Scary Gary

 

via Imgur

 

You’ve heard of Cher, Prince, Madonna, and Sting, but there’s a new one-name act in town. Gary is here and, according to his record, he is getting down to business. What kind of business exactly? Well, guess you will have to listen to find out.

 

 

No-asis

 

 

We’re not too sure what kind of Oasis this band is going for, but either way – it’s not working. People are probably more drawn away than they are drawn in. They might want to check out a new clothing designer for starters. Maybe a new makeup artist too.

 

Professional in Pink

 

 

This band perhaps received a suggestion that pink was professional, and that using it in their album cover would draw people towards them.  It seems as though this memo was meant for a female band however, because this isn’t really working for them.

 

 

Yucky in Yellow

 

 

We’re not quite sure if it’s the yucky neon yellow color that this band chose to wear, or the seriously uncomfortable sexual poses they are making towards each other that makes this album cover so terrible. We will go with the latter.

 

The Puzzling Pilz

 

 

The Pilz band is rather puzzling. They are not young, not hip, not trendy, and are not working it in this unfortunate album cover.

 

 

Hijacked Happiness

 

 

This band looks as though any happiness they may have had has been totally and completely hijacked.  Wonder what they music sounds like.

 

Belittling Beauty

 

 

If this is what Kevin Rowland calls beauty, then he has definitely belittled it and everything that beauty represents. Kevin, put on some clothing please. No one wants to listen to your music if you look this.

 

 

Radical Rodents

 

 

Somehow, riding on a rat is less than attractive. What ever happened to a horse? Or even an elephant? Since when did rodents become cool? Swamp Dogg, you need to re-think your marketing.

 

The Bathtub Brothers

 

 

It’s unclear what language the band’s name is in, and what the name is. But if we were to guess, it would be the bathtub brothers. Perhaps their music is both sensual and emotional about their family.

 

 

Fabricated Talent

 

 

Perhaps all these patterns and fabrics that this band is wearing is representing the fact that they are in fact merely a fabricated band.

 

Messed Up Meat

 

 

This all girl band definitely has some strong feelings about meat, although were not quite sure what kind of statement they are trying to make.  Either way, it’s messed up.

 

 

Creepy Carlos

 

 

Carlos perhaps wanted to show his fans a little bit of his personal life on his album cover. He could have kept it however a whole lot more PG, and also not taken a glass of his own bathtub water too.

 

Shameful Superman

 

 

When we think of Superman, we think of a strong, powerful, and heroic figure. This guy is a disgrace to everything that Superman represents.

 

 

Rejoice For Joyce

 

 

Let’s rejoice for Joyce.  She looks like she could really use the extra support to keep going.

 

Boxing In Boxers

 

 

With so much competition in the music industry, you’ve got to stand out and be unique.  And although these guys are clearly very fit, this look is not working.

 

 

Tacky Tank

 

 

Since this album cover isn’t English, we’re not too sure what kind of music it is.  But it’s safe to assume that it’s some kind of war music, and that it’s super awkward.

 

Meanwhile in the Mountains

 

 

Well, meanwhile in the mountains, this is what’s happening. Actually, it seems as though they never really made it to the mountains. The only thing they really made here is a bad Photoshop job and a seriously awkward band.

 

 

An Awkward Asylum

 

 

If this is what they call an asylum, then, well yikes.  Jasmin could start out with some new outfits, then deal with everyone else.

 

Project Pants-less

 

 

This tween boy band seems to have a very specific goal in their music – that would be reducing the wearing of pants.  This is not parental approved.