Satanic Easy Listening

A sampling of satanic lounge music and demonic country tunes.

Orchestral easy listening might not have ever really given rock ‘n’ roll a run for its money in the ‘Devil has the best tunes’ stakes, but there is a long tradition of Old Scratch turning up on the cover of lounge albums and country discs, either as a hint at the sinful pleasures that await the swinging bachelor should he spin this disc to a hapless young filly over an evening of cocktails, or to warn of the very real possibility of eternal damnation should the listener stray from the religiously righteous way. Here are just a few examples of top-class Devilish cover art…

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