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I DO love a good album cover!
I'm a sucker
for a bizarre LP cover, a great cheesecake cover or something that
just plain is so cool that you know you'll never see it again.
I have to snap these up. Partly because I want to archive as many
of these kinds of covers as I can, before they disappear forever.
They don't make 'em anymore, you know. The other reason is that
these big 12" X 12" pieces of art really are just that
It's a crying shame that those little CD covers will never have
this kind of impact.
In the back of my mind, I'd someday like to put out a coffee table-style
book of the greatest and strangest LP covers that ever were. But
that's probably where the idea for such a book will stay -- in
the back of my mind! So, why not post some of my favorites here
on the internet?? Everyone else does!! There are actually a few
books out there on album cover art, but none that really "sock
it to me."
Most are from my own collection, but a few came from collections
(Please forgive me, if I can't recall just who the "extras"
Here are some examples of the kinds of covers that ring my chimes...
start with a little cheese --- cheesecake, that is!
any cover, a closer look....)
Cheesecake segues right
into Dance Covers.
you need girls if you're gonna dance, right? Well, at least in
There's something about
an ELECTRIC ORGAN that seemed to get
the Art Director's at the record companies' creative juices flowing...
Speaking of Art Directors,
here are some covers that probably got a few guys fired!
What WERE they smoking that day??
Then again, here are some
covers that I'd love to CONGRATULATE each art director for!
I collect CLOWN covers.
Why? I really don't know! I just find them bizarre.
, Pastor McPurvis! -->)(<--Thanks, Mark Geary
for this one!)
my favorite kind of album cover...
Welcome to the horrifying world of BAD album cover art!
Warning! You may never want to set foot into a used record store
Just plain strange!:
And now, the pièce de résistance!
most prized LP covers! Hope you enjoy these gems!
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