The last instalment (for the time being) on ‘car’ themed album covers.
This one was inspired by Victim of the Fury‘s suggestion of the Minutemen album. Got me thinking, are there other sleeves with a view from inside the car? Here are the ones I found…
Béla Fleck – Drive [Rounder, 1987]
Mintuemen – Double Nickels on the Dime [SST, 1984]
Calexico – Carried to Dust [Quarterstick Records, 2008]
Pennywise – Straight Ahead [Epitaph, 1999]
Boyracer – More Songs about Frustration and Self-hate [A Turntable Friend, 1994]
The Mars Volta – Frances the Mute [Universal, 2005]
Fountains of Wayne – Stacey’s Mom [Single, 2003]
Donald Fagen – Kamakiriad [Reprise, 1993]
The Cars – The Cars [Elektra, 1978]
Now there are more than 10 LP sleeves with cars on them. In fact there are many more than a thousand. That being rather too much of a good thing, I opted to select a further 10 that I particularly enjoyed, the choices being enhanced by suggestions from readers and fellow bloggers.
So the trip meter was reset for 10 AUTO ALBUM COVERS – READER’S CHOICE, a not entirely accurate title for the second leg.
During the research for that post, I encountered such a magnificent range of automotive hardware that I felt compelled to assemble yet another clutch of covers sampling the many forms of vehicular transport musicians have chosen to display on their album sleeves. 10 MORE MOTORISED ALBUM COVERS received a green light.
Which brings us up to the present post and (audible sighs all round) an end to this journey.
But not to the 10 COVERS series.