Yesterday afternoon the Premier of Victoria announced that from this Wednesday at midnight, anyone leaving home for one of the four prescribed reasons (food, medicine, work/education, solo exercise) must wear a mask. All over social media, instructions sprang up on how to make your own protective face covering while shop assistants hid under their counters to avoid getting trampled in the rush. (One thing we’ve learned during COVID-19 is that Australians are world-class panic buyers)
Ms Connection, being a highly organised manager type, had disposable masks in stock already (as a result of her concern for staff, I hasten to add) so I was at liberty to browse the internet in search of inspiration. It didn’t take long.
Aladdin Sane has been doing the rounds, as has one of a masked-up In The Court Of The Crimson King (amongst others) and I got to thinking… instead of altering an existing cover, what rock albums display some kind of face covering?
The iconic Comedy/Tragedy masks originated in ancient Greece.
The iconic Captain Beefheart mask originated in the fevered mind of Don van Vliet.
Plus two from the Crüe. Who’d a thunk it?
The Brand X and the Vangelis covers are my favourites here. What are yours? And what have I missed?
Before you answer, one last classic to enjoy. My copy is pretty beaten up, but it’s the UK original twin-eps and I treasure it. Who hasn’t always wanted a walrus mask?