Category ART AND ABOUT

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 […]

MOON WOT?

rappin’ flower germs lake man gas safari dawn Moon Rappin’ Jack McDuff [Blue Note 1970] Moonflower Santana [CBS 1977] Moon Germs Joe Farrell [CTI 1973] Moonlake Klaus Schulze [SPV 2005] Moon Man Charles Lloyd [Kapp Records 1970] Moon Gas Dick Hyman / Mary Mayo [MGM 1963] Moon Safari Air [Source 1998] Moondawn Klaus Schulze [Brain […]

WOT MOON?

thirsty havana new harvest marquee banana pink The fiftieth anniversary of the moon landing. Wot an excuse to post some album covers! But we did space a while back, twice in fact. So this collection presents albums from the VC collection having two-word titles ending in MOON. * Thirsty Moon Thirsty Moon [Brain 1972] Havana […]