Tag Archives: Newspaper covers

WHO WANTS YESTERDAY’S PAPERS?

May 10th marks the second anniversary of Vinyl Connection. Two years of weekly long-form posts with a second mid-week item more often than not. Over 180 posts in all; some 140,000 words. The statistics page reveals that there have been over 28,000 page views and greater than 1,000 ‘Likes’. So roughly every thirty-or-so ‘looks’ produces […]

FINAL PRINT RUN [COVERART #64]

  * Peter Sellers – Sellers Market – EMI/United Artists 1978 Tom Paxton – The Paxton Report – Mountain Railroad Records 1980 Beach Boys – Beach Boys ’69 Live in London – Capitol USA 1976 / EMI UK 1970 * These album covers are clearly not in the ‘facsimile newspaper’ category but provide an epilogue to the occasional series. […]

LATE EDITION [COVERART #63]

* Marc London & Cast “The President Strikes Back” [Kapp, 1963] This Kennedy era comedy LP has a surprisingly high profile even today. Listed in Rate Your Music and Discogs, available via Amazon or eBay, even on Spotify. Guess that’s the JFK magic. * Various Artists “Saxes, Inc” [Warner Brothers, 1959] Recorded in Vitaphonic High […]

THE FRONT PAGE [COVERART #62]

* Crazy Laurence And The Front Page Band – Rock ‘n’ Roll Forever! – Meridian 1980 One purchased entirely on the basis of its cover. Good time covers of rock and roll classics. Not memorable. * Various Artists – Bezerk Times – Decca (West Germany) 1978 According to the back cover, the most fun you […]

BIG NEWS! [COVERART #61]

* Three more newspaper LP covers in the increasingly occasional series. Steve Gibbons – Caught In The Act (Polydor 1977) Wendy Waldman – Strange Company (Warner Brothers 1978) Kenny Neal – Big News From Baton Rouge!! (Alligator 1988; originally rel. 1986) * ‘Steve Gibbons Band Live – Caught In The Act’ has, on its front […]

IN THE NEWS [COVERART #59]

Kenny Neal – Big News from Baton Rouge!! [1988] Wendy Waldman – Strange Company [1978] Tom Lehrer – Songs by Tom Lehrer [1953] * Three more newspaper covers. A Louisiana swamp-blues man, a rocked up LA singer songwriter, and a witty satirist. You know you need them. Really. * “In the news” Kris Kristofferson [Album: This […]

THAT’S THE NEWS [COVERART #56]

* Four more newspaper covers to litter your lawn. Cosy up with The Platters [Mercury, 1964], Sing a workers song with Pete [Folkways, 1961], Dress up in very silly clothes with Your Gang [Mercury, 1966], or Try not to see the spoiler on the soundtrack album cover [RCA 1974]. * Post title “That’s the news” – Merle […]

NEWSPAPER MAMA [COVERART #55]

A couple of newspaper covers from a series of compilations of Fifties music. Q: How do we know these were bought purely for their covers? A: They are still sealed. Then an example from another series, this time ‘classical’ music. One was enough. Finally, a very smooth looking band leader. Would you dance the night away […]

(YET MORE) HEADLINE NEWS [COVERART #54]

We are staying with the newspaper cover theme, but with a slight twist. Here are three examples of the ‘clippings’ design. For the benefit of the iPad generation, in centuries past people used to cut articles of interest out of newspapers, often pasting them into scrapbooks – or saving them for album covers. Perhaps this […]

NEWSPAPER [COVERART #53]

Four freshly published newspaper album covers. They just keep coming, don’t they? 1. A personal favourite. “Music Addict Overcomes His Agressions!” 2. One purchased entirely for the newspaper themed cover. 3. Love is All Around provided the LP for my gravatar photo. 4. A classic newspaper cover (though scarcely a classic Lennon album). * * Dr […]