Music was a great source of unity for the Yugoslavs, with people enjoying genres from folk to disco and heavy metal performed by artists from a variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds. Serbs, Croats, Slovenes, Macedonians, Bosnians, and Montenegrins shared the stage to create beautiful music, alongside soulful Roma and Albanian artists who brought even more exotic and unique sounds.

This era is gloriously captured in these cheesy album covers, which, like most of the 70s and 80s stuff we see from any country, looks just ridiculous now. Don't believe us? Scroll down to below to check these vintage photos out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Biljana Malesevic
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2 years ago

what? She is first woman to show off her natural hair on legs. Kinda brave, imo.

Withnail
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2 years ago

Never got to her legs. Still trying to figure out which direction she’s looking in.

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TC
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2 years ago

What !!? No moustache ??? That's weird...

Nikolai Kiryukhin
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2 years ago

Look harder

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Erzuq
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2 years ago

This pic made me oddly uncomfortable :|

Batwench
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2 years ago

The clash between her dress pattern and the chair pattern is horrific

Adriano Sverko
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2 years ago

Lots of postmodern expressionism in the 70s and 80s. Some influenced art in Germany, US, France. Bregović, Andrea Kusturica influenced Hollywood and French film. You can hear the musical influence of live Balkan bands in suburbs of Stockholm, Budapest and Brussels, where people drink, dance and get down with their local community. Many people don't know that Night at the Museum movies (with Ben Stiller) are adopted from a novel by Croatia's Milan Trenc. Today, on an international level, we have Marina Abramović and Slavoj Žižek.

Dian Parama Kosala
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2 years ago

she look left or right??

Radu Ursachel
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2 years ago

don't hate me because I'm beautiful

Rebekah
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2 years ago

That hand though.

E FourOFour
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2 years ago

Im not sure which is more unnerving, her eyes or the prominent leg hair

Miljenka Matić
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2 years ago

hand? xD

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Allen Ayers
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1 year ago

"Fuzzy Wuzzy was a bear". OK she isn't.

Mattias Pawlowicz
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2 years ago

Is she finished with the ”dress” so they can put the curtains back?

HoffLensMetalHedLovesAnimalsUK
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2 years ago

Yum yum, what a handsome woman.

Nikolai Kiryukhin
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2 years ago

Way ahead of its time. Great

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Boris Ivkovic Ivandekic
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2 years ago

Saveta played defender for third league club i n her free time!

Bron
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2 years ago

Only issue is the awful clash of her dress with the chair

David Jeu
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2 years ago

That's a pretty standard album cover.

J Aldo Do Carmo
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2 years ago

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dOP0SARDbQ

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Anita Holleufer
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2 years ago

Just goes to show you how to trends change. Women didn’t always shave their body hair off.

Marija Cowan
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2 years ago

Hair on legs was considered sexy in those days!!! lol 😆

Neil Bradley
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2 years ago

I bet she has a minge like a bear trappers hat.

Philippe ARNOULD
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2 years ago

🤢

Paweł Bożek
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2 years ago

I can hear her songs hairly

Rowlie
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2 years ago

Beuatiful combination of patterns

Caesar Hermas
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2 years ago

Eh,looks like she held a poop for long times 💩

Phoebe Bean
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2 years ago

Hair-raising pic!

Sarkis Ian
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2 years ago

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I think she has hair on her pussy too and she must shave everyday! Grosss🤢

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Having visited most of the countries of the former Yugoslavia, I was interested and rather shocked to find that there is quite a lot of nostalgia for those times among certain members of the population, who look back fondly at a time of peace and relative prosperity under strongman leader Josip Tito.

Tito's death, followed by the eventual dissolution of the country into 6 independent states, reopened deep ethnic tensions that sparked a bloody conflict, the aftermath of which is still felt today.

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Withnail
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2 years ago

Man, the humidity must be crazy!

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Withnail
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2 years ago (edited)

Isn’t this Tommy Wiseau in heels and a pink dress?

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Back in those days, it was all about the music. You could be famous without needing to look a certain way, like pop musicians seem to now.

While it's tempting to scroll through and mock these album cover artworks for their cheesy and 'ugly' looks, I urge you to at least check out the work of Šaban Bajramović

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Skure
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2 years ago

Well, this used to be photoshop in 1977.

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Withnail
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2 years ago

Watch out, she’s sneki!

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Time Magazine voted Bajramović in the top 10 best jazz musicians ever, and his soulful voice, full of anguish and emotion, is a joy to behold.

Known as the 'King of Romani Music,' Šaban's work has been copied and stolen countless times, and you have undoubtedly heard him sing if you have seen any of Emir Kusturica's classic films Time of the Gypsies, Underground or Black Cat, White Cat.

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Andrew Eberwine
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2 years ago

So that's what Putin was up to in his younger days

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Withnail
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2 years ago

Kićo looks like fun. Definitely no murder-vibes here.

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Keep scrolling to check out these classic worst album covers for yourself, and be sure to check out some of the amazing music behind the cover art!

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Ivana Maksimova
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2 years ago

Oliver Mandic is our David Bowie, here is one of his old songs https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2mThijLXC0I

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Iván Galarraga
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2 years ago

Nope, don't match

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Wil Vanderheijden
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2 years ago

I would be angry too if my barber messed up my hair like that.

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Rowlie
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2 years ago

He's undercover on the cover

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Sarcastic Cow
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2 years ago

Džuboks - panslavic pronunciation of "jukebox"

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Biljana Malesevic
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Pitty you can't translate these songs, titles are hilarious (I am Serbian btw), it's almost imporsible to translate it so that it stays in "spirit of language" but well I will try: 1. I'll fight those who listens to screaming 2. I am not Metalicca 3. Just withyou (no, I did not make typing mistake here) 4 Kill woman who doen't wash her hair (same, I just tried to type with spelling errors made in Serbian) 5. Drug, called madness 6. Give'er the soap, friends 7. whattadoyou need drugs, friend 8. woman, you need spelling book 9. you're wrong brother woman 10. I dunno mother why she listens to noise 11. we are just bathing

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athornedrose
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2 years ago

well that looks like something freud would've had fun with

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Withnail
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2 years ago

When you go to a corner to fart, but then see someone come over.

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DP von Icecream
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2 years ago

Never knew the 90ties are considered vintage now :-/@author can you please get yourself a pair of shiny NEW glasses? (or contact lenses)

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nothanks
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2 years ago

new meme format right here

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Stephen Etordeu
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2 years ago

Dr. Strangelove?

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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I wanna put you in one of these great used cars we've got!

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This record was made in Brooklyn last July.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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Is that a Yugoslav Stiffler's Mom?

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Wil Vanderheijden
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2 years ago

Off all the places where she could have put her hand.

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Not sure he can pull off the side ponytail.

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Martti Laurson
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2 years ago

Yugoslavian Danny Trejo

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Marija Vidaković
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2 years ago

-Happens I forgot to put on a skirt coming to this photoshoot... -Doesn't matter, we'll think of a pose to make it look ok.

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Shelp
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Spoiler alert: never ever drink an unlabeled peasant-made alcoholic beverage

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Aahzmandus Pervect
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2 years ago

I'm pretty sure this guy is not a singer from former Yugoslavia.

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Kathryn Baylis
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2 years ago

And his Number 1 hit "'Scuse Me While I Scratch My Head", flip side is "I Think She Had Lice"

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Wil Vanderheijden
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2 years ago

Is that a cougar?

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Judy Anderson
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2 years ago

Alice Cooper's Yugoslavian cousin Sings the Hits !

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