Category Covers Only, Thanks!

8 AUSSIE ALBUM COVERS — PART 2

SMOKE AND MIRRORS Ariel — Rock ’n’ Roll Scars [1975] The Saints — (I’m) Stranded [1977] Carson — On the Air [1973] Skyhooks — Ego Is Not A Dirty Word  [1975] Coloured Balls — Ball Power [1973] INXS — The Swing  [1984] Kush — Snow White and the Eight Straights  [1974] Dave Warner — Mug’s […]

8 AUSSIE ALBUM COVERS — PART 1

A SENSE OF PLACE 1. Ayers Rock — Big Red Rock 2. Goanna — Spirit of Place 3. Yothu Yindi — Tribal Voice 4. Andrew Richardson — Expanse 5. Cold Chisel — Circus Animals 6. Midnight Oil — Diesel and Dust 7. Australian Crawl – The Boys Light Up 8. John Sangster — Lord of […]

MARS NEEDS GUITARS

It has been quite a while since there’s been an album cover post. So here is a six-pack of six-string instruments from the VC holding, each gee-tar dominating its sleeve. Few humans (or Martians) in sight (other than Robby’s disturbingly disembodied hands and the mortal remains of Mr Be-Bop). THE ALBUMS Chuck Berry – Rockit […]

WORLD RECORD AUSSIE CHRISTMAS

Friends of Vinyl Connection will know of the interest we have in the Australian World Record Club for its marvellous album cover designs of the sixties and early seventies. I want to share with you one of my favourites, acquired recently from Mrs Helen Cameron of Keilor Park (via my local Op Shop). Picking up […]

COVER PAIRS COMPILED [PART FOUR]

Another compilation of the ‘Cover pairs’ posts from the early days of Vinyl Connection. (The other comps are linked at the bottom of the page) In case you were wondering, the name of each pair post was a song title. Hope you find something to enjoy. * #51 BREAKFAST CLUB Larry Coryell / Alphonse Mouzon – […]

COVER PAIRS COLLECTED [PART THREE]

Give the people what they want. Or as the wonderfully named Roman, Juvenal, put it: give ’em “bread and circuses”. Good advice for popularist leaders everywhere. A couple of requests arose from the last cover pairs post. So today we have doctors and naughty bits. * Three Dog Night “Hard Labour” [Dunhill/ABC 1974] National Health “National Health” [Esoteric […]

COVER PAIRS REDUX [PART TWO]

The first compilation of pairs of album covers from the early days of Vinyl Connection seemed to go down quite well. So here is a second batch. #8 PLEASE MISTER POSTMAN Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band “Strictly Personal” [Blue Thumb, 1968] Free “Live” [Island, 1971] For extra postal authenticity, the Free album actually has a […]