Name some of your favorite album covers

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  1. Ben_wood

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    Remember when the artwork that came with your music was large enough to see? [​IMG]

    What are some of your all time favorite album covers? I'll start it off with a few of mine:

    1) "Buckingham Nicks" (oooh Stevie!:b )

    2) almost any cover done by Roger Dean (especially the Yes albums)
     
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    Dark Side of the Moon.
    Initially I thought the new 30th anniversary version was a bit much, but that's grown on me as well. Most stuff by Thorgerson for the Floyd is pretty good, but this one is classic.

    True - Spandau Ballet
    An interesting felt-tip pen scribble. Simple, yet evocative.
     
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    Zuma by Neil Young - Mazzeo's rough sketch looks like a bootleg, but Young loved it - as do I! [​IMG]

    Feats Don't Fail Me Now by Little Feat. Pretty much everything Neon Park has done is A-grade pop art.

    All album and single cover of The Smiths. [​IMG]

    Muddy Waters At Newport - Muddy clutches John Lee Hooker's and gets his mojo workin'!

    Scott 3 by Scott Walker - the eye reflecting Mr Engel? Superb.

    Bare Trees by Fleetwood Mac. Stark, haunting image for such an album.

    Johnny Cash At Folsom Prison. The sweat and expression on his face sum up the strange intensity this legendary album has.

    Surf's Up by The Beach Boys - great image.

    Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols. Years of Yes, The Osmonds and Rod Stewart came crashing to a bloody wreck with the arrival of this seminal record and the cover was a signal to the kicks with soul to KICK OUT THE JAMS like never before! Hey hey, my my...

    Smell The Glove by Spinal Tap.
    A greased, naked woman on all fours being forced to a smell a leather glove - you call that taste? I do!"F*cking poofter. It's really not that offensive, Sir Dennis..."
    [​IMG]

    Great stuff.


    Gordy
     
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    The pros and cons of hitchhiking by Roger Waters [​IMG]
     
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    Not exactly on topic, but a band whose covers I've always had an adolescent fascination with, Iron Maiden, has posted the cover art for their next album on their website, ironmaiden.com, and... well... oh God does it suck.

    The apoplectic rage being expressed on their forum is highly amusing as well. Despite assurances from the forum mods that the posted art is exactly what will show up on the CD in September, members continue alternately to expound theories that it's a joke, and that the real art will be better; or to organize petitions pleading with the band to change the picture.

    Anyway, I've always really liked the cover for Presence by Led Zeppelin. Weird and pretentious in all the right ways.
     
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    Christopher, is this it?
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    Wargh! [​IMG]


    Gordy
     
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    That's the one, Gordon.

    I don't have first-hand knowledge of the program, but many people on the IM boards assert that the CG characters are in fact stock models from a program called "Poser", which have apparently been used without any modification whatsoever. Leads one to believe that some enterprising band member with a new computer and 15 spare minutes on his hands may be branching out into the wonderful world of "art".

    I haven't seen anything this inexplicably bad since Billy Joel's "River of Dreams". And that wasn't really inexplicable, I guess. [​IMG]
     
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    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue

    Chicago always seems to have pretty imaginative album covers, Chicago X and Chicago XIII and XIV are 3 that stand out.

    Paul
     
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    Here are three of my favorite covers with a similar theme to tie them together. [​IMG]

    Another one that the american public apparently could not stand (it had a much different cover for the US release), but it's a wonderfully nice cover IMO:

    The Strokes - Is this it (Import)

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    I love Rolling Stones "Sticky Fingers" too, that's just rock'n'roll, man [​IMG]:
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    And its glam metal cousin, Motley Crue's "Too fast for love":
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    /Mike
     
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    You're right, that Maiden poster is horrible.

    Some of my favorites:

    Rush - Moving Pictures
    Symphony X - Divine Wings Of Tradgedy
    Pink Floyd - Wish You Were Here

    Jason
     
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    My Bloody Valentine - Loveless
    Elvis Costello and the Attractions - This Year's Model
    The Beatles - Rubber Soul
    Pixies - Surfer Rosa
     
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    As a kid, I loved looking through my older brother's records. I found Sgt. Pepper's cover fascinating. It was fun trying to figure out who everyone was. And, as a 12 year old, Blind Faith's cover used to be a favorite.
     
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    can't forget peter gabriel's first four!
     
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    I agree that the new Iron Maiden cover is atrocious, and i sure hope the album s better. A shame since so many of hteir others have been brilliant, especiall Live After Dath and (espcially for the fans with all the little in-jokes) Somewhere in Time.

    Other personal favs are Dark Side of the Moon, Led Zep's Zoso, Metallica's Master of Puppets, and Accident of Birth and Chemical Wedding from Bruce Dickinson.

    It is a pity that so much art nowadays sucks, cover art seems to be a forgotten art.
     
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    Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl

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    Check it out upside down
     
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    I'll second the votes for Moving Pictures and Relayer.

    Other faves:

    Miles Davis - Agharta

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    Husker Du - Warehouse: Songs & Stories

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    Troka - Smash

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    ...and just about anything else by the fabulous Northside label
     
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    Damn, someone already got Wish You Were Here. But anyways, almost all the Pink Floyd album covers are great. Some others:

    Beck - Odelay

    Interpol - Turn On the Bright Lights

    Jimi Hendris - Electric Ladyland (UK)

    Coldplay - Rush of Blood to the Head

    Tribe Called Quest - Low End Theory (ps. it is actually a photograph)

    Notorious B.I.G. - Ready to Die

    Rolling Stones - Sticky Fingers, Let It Bleed, Get yer Ya Ya's, etc.

    The Beatles - Meet the Beatles

    Led Zeppelin - III

    U2 - Joshua Tree

    Sex Pistols - Never mind the Bollocks, ...

    Velvet Underground - Velvet Underground and Nico

    Blind Faith - Blind Faith

    Jane's Addiction - Nothings Shocking

    Bob Dylan - The Freewheelin'

    I know some of my picks are obvious and oh-so pop-laden, and all I have to say to that is that you can all kiss my yoni, you funky buttlovin' assbags.

    Sorry, just had to vent[​IMG]
     

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