Tag Archives: Album cover art

12 ALBUMS FROM 1972 YOU MAY WELL BE ABLE TO LIVE WITHOUT

Everyone is not a winner, nor did every 1972 album made the cut for 72 From ’72. Here is a selection from the early scratchings. * If you plan to review any of these classics, do let us know. In the meantime, which would you snap up at your local charity shop?

COVER ART | ON THE CHAIR II

Sharing some of the spins that have been enjoyed at Vinyl Connection HQ over the past little while. Any favourites amongst these? The third LP in the ‘trilogy’ of this particular period of King Crimson. While not as startling as Discipline, it remains an under-rated album from Robert Fripp’s Jedi knights. Rick Wakeman’s solo debut […]

COVER ART | ON THE CHAIR

As we inch towards Summer, what could be better than Australian Crawl and a classic Leunig cartoon… While others seek warmth inside a green house. Leo Kottke is one of the masters of finger-picking guitar. “Greenhouse” came out in 1972 and while not quite as jaw-dropping as his classic “6 and 12 String Guitar” LP, […]

COVER ART | ON THE TURNTABLE

A selection of what has recently been on the Vinyl Connection turntable. * Bowie’s 2003 release is a strong album. Really enjoyed it during a recent re-visit. * “The Hermit” (Transatlantic 1976) John Renbourn was one of two brilliant guitarists in Pentangle. He also had a rich solo career, including this excellent album. * Bo […]

COVER ART | ALBUMS AL FRESCO

It’s Spring in Melbourne. The weather tends to be varied—drizzle, downpours, showers, storms, occasional sun—but when time and inclemency allow, I’ve been taking some records for walks. They need a change of scenery after the long lockdowns. * The adventure began in the back garden, celebrating Joni Mitchell’s 78th birthday (7 November) during a break […]

ALBUM COVERS | INSTA EDITION

For reasons I can neither fully comprehend nor explain in any coherent way, I decided a couple of weeks ago to dive into Instagram. Having had a Tumblr account since the dawn of Vinyl Connection I largely ignored the world’s largest image sharing social app, a choice that says much about my ability to pick […]

ALBUM COVERS | WALKING THE DOG

  * PAUL McCARTNEY — Paul Is Live  [1993] VAN MORRISON — Days Like This  [ 1995] NEIL YOUNG — Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere  [1969] JAMES TAYLOR — One Man Dog  [1972] JONI MITCHELL — Dog Eat Dog  [1985] JIMMY SMITH — Back At The Chicken Shack  [1963] JACK BRUCE — Things We Like  […]

ALBUM COVERS | A DOG’S LIFE

* ANIMAL LOGIC — Animal Logic  [1989] RUSH — Signals  [1982] ERIC CLAPTON — There’s One In Every Crowd  [1975] BLUR — Parklife  [1994] THE CRUEL SEA — Three Legged Dog  [1995] WEEZER — Raditude  [2009] RICK SPRINGFIELD — Working Class Dog  [1980] THE CHURCH — Priest = Aura  [1992] PAVLOV’S DOG — Pampered Menial  […]

SOME PROGRESSIVE TREATS (1975 EDITION)

Although variety is a hallmark of Vinyl Connection, the heart of the matter is a love of all things progressive. Inspired by a posting of the fourth Greenslade album on a fb group, I found myself diving down a 1975 rabbit hole. It was great fun, with progressive jazz-rock being a wobbly kind of through-line. […]

RAINBOW VINYL — BLUE

Coloured vinyl. Guaranteed to lift the wintertime/summertime blues. * This excellent LP from female quartet Beaches has appeared in these pages before. In fact, it was one of Vinyl Connection’s more gushing reviews. Playing it today, I was again mightily impressed with this excellent debut. * Sydney’s Sunnyboys were also on the end of a […]