Here’s an album cover post a while in the planning. Though perhaps that should read: a while in the acquiring.
Years ago, when I first got a copy of Kraftwerk’s Radio-aktivität I was struck by the cover art: a geiger counter showing the operation panel on the front of the LP and the rear of the device on the cover’s back. It seemed such a neat idea; I wondered if other artists had created covers using the same idea. They have.
The behind-the-scenes back of each album is shown first. See if you can guess the device.
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Kraftwerk — Radio-aktivität [EMI Electrola, 1975]
Matthew Bourne — Moogmemory [Leaf, 2016]
Gallagher and Lyle — Love On The Airwaves [A&M, 1977]
Family — Bandstand [Reprise, 1972]
Holger Czukay / Jah Wobble / Jaki Liebezeit — Full Circle [Virgin, 1982]
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Mushroom — Analog Hi-Fi Surprise [Clearspot, 1999].
This excellent space-rock/psychedelic/progressive album featured at Vinyl Connection here. It’s a clever piece of CD packaging where a cardboard slipcase has the main image…
While the jewel case tray pretends to be a turntable:
And the back of the insert has the underneath of the turntable. Neat, eh?
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Other albums using the same front/back electrical device design?