Category Archives: Album Covers
The terrifying cover art for Queen’s 1977 album News of the World is an update of a painting by science fiction illustrator Frank Kelly Freas. Originally designed for a October 1953 issue of the comic book “Astounding”, it features the … Continue reading
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
Embrace the moustache. Very Monty Python.
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?
**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
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.
A blatant rip-off of the fab’s Sgt Pepper’s? Absolutely. They even included their faces in the album cover.
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
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.