Tag Archives: Newspaper

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 […]

FRONT PAGE NEWS [COVERART #52]

The Jazz Tribune series was released by RCA records in 1979-80. Comprising more than 75 titles, each one a double album, they were a scattergun history of jazz. Liner notes were patchy, which did not endear them to jazz fans. The notes were also repeated in French (or in English, depending on your language perspective), which […]

GOOD NEWS [COVERART PAIR #41]

Cliff Richard – Good News [EMI 1967]  /  Sweet Honey in the Rock – Good News [Flying Fish 1981] * If compelled to receive Good News, it is perfectly clear whose news this correspondent would rather hear. Indeed, Cliff’s platter would be a strong contender for my ‘Purgatory Picks’ radio show. The use of the two words […]

HEADLINE NEWS [COVERART PAIR #40]

The Rasberries – Rasberries’ Best  [Capitol 1976]  /  The Hawking Brothers – Special Edition  [Crest mid-1970s] * “Headline News” – ‘Weird Al’ Jankovic [1994] A parody of the Crash Test Dummies 1993 song “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” * Rasberries’ Best is a terrific introduction to this excellent 70s power pop band, recently featured at The Delete […]