Album Covers: Gigi Finizio

(Last Updated On July 15, 2020)

Gigi Finizio (b 1965) is an Italian singer, songwriter and actor. In 1993, he released the album cover shown below. Isn’t it sweet?

Gigi Finizio – Crescendo … nell’ amore (1993)

It reminds me how ludicrous the concept of sexualization is. I remember years ago my toddler cousin being encouraged to kiss one of the neighbor boys. Everyone said, “Ahhh, isn’t that so cute!” We live in a cynical age and maybe some people would even look at this today as inappropriate behavior. The problem with the concept of sexualization—and I am not the first to make this point—is that it presumes that babies, toddlers and children are not sexual beings at all. The mistake people make is the projection of an adult sexuality onto the younger individuals of our species. Every youngster has to learn the rules of their culture on how to express themselves and cope with the vagaries of their sexuality as they go along. They are taught to share and be sociable and, in this case, how to show affection even when goaded on by the adults making it seem a bit forced. Our sexuality does not magically crystallize in one moment but is built up over time as our capacities develop until it reaches an adult state with the ability to reproduce.

4 thoughts on “Album Covers: Gigi Finizio

  1. Belgian artist, the late Guy Peellaert, another of his Rolling Stones illustrations appears as ‘artist unknown’ in an earlier PIP posting.

    Perhaps Guy’s best known work was the baroque 1974 book, “Rock Dreams” in collaboration with early Rock chronicler Nik Cohn, the Ulster raised son of psychologist the late Norman Cohn.

    Inline/link, scroll down for the sensational (even for the ‘Lurve Generation’ Swingin ’60s/SeXy ’70s) Peellaert/Stones-Lolis artwork, tagged by the femme writer: ” My favorite photo in the book (which I’m sure comes as no surprise)”

    • That is a great lead and I will be doing a dedicated post. I wish you had told me which image is not credited so we can correct it. -Ron

  2. Discogs has this album listed only as a cassette, even though I assume that it must have been a CD also.
    Does anybody know if it ever existed on vinyl LP?

    • Discogs is a user built database. It only includes what its users have entered. If someone with a vinyl LP or a CD can input the information and images from it, it will help complete the database.

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