Category Archives: Album Covers

Top 100 (today)

A bit of fun. You might like to compile your own (very rough draft) Top 100 albums using this handy website: http://top100.topsters.net/ Hardly set in stone, mine is one album per artist, but hey there’s no rules! And I’m sure … Continue reading

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Look Closely: Simon and Garfunkel’s Moustache

Embrace the moustache. Very Monty Python.

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Look Closely: Paul’s Chaos and Creation

McCartney’s classic “Chaos and Creation in the Backyard” had a slipcover, flip it upside down and his name reads the same as it does right side up. What the?

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Look Closely: Supertramp’s Breakfast in America

**Warning, suspension of belief and taste is advised** Supertramp’s Breakfast in America album cover features a waitress posing as the Statue of Liberty, while in the background is an assemblage of familiar diner items laid out to resemble New York City, visually … Continue reading

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Look Closely: The Stones’ ‘Get Yer Ya-Ya’s Out!’

Never mind the Visions of Johanna reference (jewels and binoculars hang from the head of the mule), the album’s title can be found on Charlie’s ‘boobs’ tshirt.

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Look Closely: The Stones’ Satanic Majesties

A blatant rip-off of the fab’s Sgt Pepper’s? Absolutely. They even included their faces in the album cover.

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Look Closely: Weezer’s Pinkerton

An album loosely based on Giacomo Puccini’s  Madame Butterfly, the album title comes from BF Pinkerton, a character in the opera. The album cover was taken from a print by ukiyo-e artist Hiroshige, a master of the tradition. The title of this artwork is  … Continue reading

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Look Closely: Dylan’s John Wesley Harding

Seen Jesus in a potato chip? Well, is that the tiny Beatles hidden in the tree in the John Wesley Harding album cover? You be the judge.  

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Look Closely: Dylan and Von Schmidt

On the cover of Bringing it All Back Home, early-60s folk/blues contemporary artist Eric Von Schmidt’s album, The Folk Blues of Eric Von Schmidt, can be seen atop a pile of Bob’s records. Here’s Bob in the Von Schmidt pose … Continue reading

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Look Closely: Bowie’s Space Oddity

On the back cover of an album Bowie released in 1969 (eventually called Space Oddity) shows a disturbing image of a clown and his elderly mum. Eleven years later he would release a video to the classic song Ashes to … Continue reading

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