Album Cover Art Wednesday: The World Is A Ghetto

Are you ready for more War? The band, not the thing that John Bolton mongers…

The World Is A Ghetto was a number-one hit 1972 album with a tongue in the cheek cover by Howard Miller.


The single cover featured a detail from the album art. Both songs hit the pop charts: Cisco peaked at #3 and Ghetto at #7. It was a very good year for War. The band, not the thing Dick Cheney loves:


Here’s the entire elpee:

3 thoughts on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: The World Is A Ghetto

  1. Loupy D says:

    One of my all time favorite album covers! There was a poster inside that my sisters had in the wall when I was a kid, and I made up voices for all the people and they would have conversations about the “ghetto world.”

  2. gratuitous says:

    My best friend and I went off to college in the fall of 1976 and I helped him move into his dorm where a couple of students were putting the finishing touches on a hallway mural that reproduced this album cover. It was one of the first episodes where I knew I was stepping out of my small town upbringing and entering a larger (much larger) world.

    “The World is a Ghetto” doesn’t get the oldies station airplay that other songs by War get, but every time I hear it, I reflect on that callow youth who still resides somewhere in my memory.

  3. Gary J says:

    how bout changing joes burgers sign to bobs burgers sign,, and yes war was one of my go too fusion/progressive jazz bands back in the day

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