Diamond Dogs, Bowie's 1974 concept album, features a painting by Guy Peelleart in which the singer is featured as a kind of centaur (except he's half-man/half-dog instead of half-man/half-horse). That's rather tame. Right? However, Peelleart's creature is anatomically correct.
Afraid of causing a stir, RCA Records withdrew the records and ordered the artwork to be reproduced with the canine genitalia airbrushed out. (The cover below is the airbrushed version.)
Like most controversial album covers that have been rejected by record companies, several unaltered versions still survive, and I'm sure are quite valuable. Allegedly the original artwork can cost up to $10,000.
Does anyone own an original copy of the album?