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Was There an Album Called 'Laid By the Lord' by a Band Called the Golden Egg?

The off-color song titles point to an internet joke.

Published Apr 27, 2021

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A band called The Golden Eggs made an album entitled "Laid By the Lord."

In late April 2021, Snopes readers asked whether an image of an allegedly vintage album cover with a funny name and off-color song titles was real. However, the album cover appears to be a humorous creation, and not real.

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The so-called album by a group called The Golden Eggs is entitled "Laid By the Lord" and contains song titles that are sexual innuendos.

The image caused some to question whether it depicted a real, vintage album cover. But we couldn't find evidence that any such album existed, and it appears to be an image created for the sake of humor. And when it's posted online, it's posted in the context of humor. We couldn't find any evidence any such album really existed.

Real album covers (or fake ones) are fertile ground for interpretation or humor. Some erroneously believed that the cover of the Beatles album "Help" depicted the group spelling out the word "help" in the flag signaling system known as semaphore. The hip hop group The Coup had coincidentally planned to release album cover in late 2001 depicting the World Trade Center in flames, but pulled the image after the September 11 terrorist attacks that year.

One band that had a real album cover that is the frequent butt of jokes is The Faith Tones album "Jesus Use Me." That one is real, and the title song can be found on YouTube.

Bethania Palma is a journalist from the Los Angeles area who started her career as a daily newspaper reporter and has covered everything from crime to government to national politics. She has written for ... read more

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