Category ART AND ABOUT

BACK TO FRONT

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 […]

MULTIPLE ALBUM COVERS

A cover-art post   Elvis  Presley — 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t Be Wrong  [RCA 1959]Stars — Stars  [Barclay 1975]Can — Unlimited Edition [Spoon 2014; Originally Limited Edition 1974]Yellow Magic Orchestra — X∞Multiples [A&M 1980]Jean-Michel Jarre — Equinoxe [Polydor 1978] Feature image: Eric Gale — Multiplication [CBS 1977]  Some excellent additions from readers in the comments below. […]

MORE FRUIT AND VEG

Vinyl Connection readers stepped up once again. Your suggestions made Part II inevitable. It’s Harvest Festival Time! Fruit   Vegetables   FRUIT Shellac — Excellent Italian Grayhound [2007]Deep Purple — Bananas [2003]Strawbs — Best of Strawbs [1978]Nina Simone — Forbidden Fruit [1961]   VEGIES Baby Grand – Ancient Medicine [1978] Can — Ege Bamyasi [1972]Al […]

FRESH FRUIT AND VEG

Vinyl Connection has been to a Farmer’s Market and brought home a basket of fresh produce.  Part One Part Two   FRUIT Jeff Beck — Beck-OlaGrapefruit — Around GrapefruitLana Del Ray — Violet Bent Backwards Over The GrassChuck Berry — One Dozen BerrysB B King — Indianola Mississippi Seeds    VEGIES Cream — Best of […]

70 FROM ’70 — THE TOP TEN — #3

3.  MILES DAVIS — BITCHES BREW It shimmers, it growls. It moans and howls. There is glowing radiance and dirty work. With this double album—sometimes mesmerising and occasionally jolting—Miles Davis changed both jazz and popular music. Having done cool, modal and progressive (all that restlessness!), Miles and producer Teo Macero engineered this vast work from […]

MASK II

Following the last post (MASK), the flow of suggestions on the theme of masks (or more generally, face coverings) on album covers was rapid and fruitful. (This is what I love about blogging). Thanks to JDB (How could I have overlooked Pink Floyd?), Victim of the Fury (Sorry about the Trower; Rainbow is brilliantly apposite), […]

MASK

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 […]

70 FROM ’70—PART 2

20  VAROUS—Woodstock: Music from the Original Soundtrack & More It is sprawling, patchy, frustrating, and incomplete yet the soundtrack to the film of the event of the decade (the 60s, that is) is essential. Held in August 1969 on Max Yasgur’s dairy farm just outside of the small town of Woodstock, the actual name of […]

A NICE LIE DOWN

Here’s an album cover post presenting reclining figures of various kinds: some seductive, some scary. All explore utilising the LP ‘gatefold’ to extend the field of view*. The bigger your screen, the better this gallery will look! *           * NOTES James Taylor‘s solo debut was released on Apple Records in […]

OVER THE MOON

Following an orbit or two behind the album cover art posts Wot Moon? and Moon Wot?, here is the final installment of the satellite series. Of course there are countless albums with the lunar noun in the title, so I’ve just plucked half-a-dozen out of the shelves based on contrasting cover art styles. Feel free […]