Dec 06

What Album Covers Are Really Trying To Tell Us: 2: Michael Jackson – Bad

FT + I Hate Music7 comments • 7,125 views

Hmm, not really a secret message this one. But sometimes evil hides in plain sight. Look at Rolling Stones gigs.


Okay, have you noticed it yet? Do you think it is the excessive use of buckles in Michael Jackson black suit. When you think about it, only one form of clothing actually uses buckles like this. A strait jacket. That this album cover is hinting to us is that Jacko is actually mad. Well who’d have thought? But not, that’s not it. Look again…


White, black and red are the predominant colours. JUST LIKE A TABLOID NEWSPAPER. Michael is trying to tell us that from this moment on his life will be lived as some sort of ghastly soap opera in the British tabloid press, and thus is pleading with us to not be complicit in this cruelty. Again a fine theory, but one which credits the so called King Of Pop with too much intelligence. Would that there was a Bastille Day of Pop and I could decapitate him.

Maybe a little bit of work on the album cover will stress what this secret hidden meaning is. Lets fade out Michael a touch:


There, see the secret meaning now?

This time you can’t say you weren’t warned.


  1. 1
    virchow on 8 Jan 2007 #

    Apparently, Prince said the Album was called “Bad” because there wasn’t enough space for “pathetic”.

  2. 2
    Steve Mannion on 18 Jan 2007 #

    Ey Headon you’re phoning it in a bit with this one aren’t you? What next? “Michael Jackson ‘Dangerous’? Too right he is!”

  3. 3

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  4. 4
    your gay on 11 Dec 2007 #

    erm your album cover would look like you sucking a horses dick after its been in your dead grandmothers ass!

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    Joyce on 19 Mar 2010 #

    You’re an asshole, and your theories are pointless and whack. That was a great album, Michael Jackson is AMAZING, and you suck! And Prince never said that about MJ!

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    LaurieT on 4 Aug 2010 #

    In fact, the only reason Prince didn’t do the duet on ‘Bad’ with Michael is becuase he said that the song would do perfectly well without his input.
    It’s a great album, most probably my favourite.

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    joe on 15 Nov 2011 #

    wtf this album was bad ass. its great, i like it better than thriller, Man in the Mirror one of the greatest songs in history, and it has the record of having 5 #1s and Prince never said that-.- another great song in that album is Dirty Diana!!

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