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The Pretty Reckless release album cover art in UK…

The Pretty Reckless - Light Me Up

Okay.  Take a good look.  Now.  Simmer down.  It’s ROCK ‘N ROLL, you guys.  The “ohmygod, she’s just a little girl! She’s got a LIGHTER and a leather jacket!” argument is pretty lame considering some of the really horrendous album covers I’ve seen while researching this post.  (Granted, the super-gross ones aren’t even worth mentioning.)  I decided to show a few other bands who have photographs of children on their album covers–MALE bands, by the way.

That’s right.  I’m sticking up for 17-year old Taylor Momsen again.  Taylor, the lead singer and songwriter of The Pretty Reckless is NOT a Disney chick.  She’s not trying to get out of a “good girl image”…she never had that reputation.  (I don’t count playing Cindy LooWho in How the Grinch Stole Christmas in 2000 as having a rep for being a goody-goody.)  Her most notable role is that of Little J on Gossip Girl, and Taylor’s trying her best to put that show behind her.


In no way is Taylor trying to be anyone’s “role model”.  The Pretty Reckless is a much better than average female-fronted band.  Taylor and her boys have been hard at work on the giant Warped Tour around the U.S., and will also perform next month at V Festival in the U.K.

Just a reminder of some album covers — by male artists — that are now considered “genius”.

U2 - WAR album
Nirvana - Nevermind
Van Halen - 1984 album

There was also a small band called The Beatles…who tried to get away with this lovely album back in the 60’s, but did indeed change the cover to a mere photo of the band:

This is lovingly referred to as "The Butcher Baby" album cover...

Lighten UP on The Pretty Reckless.  Taylor Momsen is living her dream…at 17.

Boy, I’m all over the place on this post.  Sorry.