Tag Archives: Record Covers
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 […]
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 […]
Final instalment of the desert album covers series. In this collection I was particularly struck by the human element, either overt or implied. Although the poor photograph makes the title of the third album impossible to read, it is actually Missing Persons. A prize for the best 100 word story linking all the covers. Afterwards, […]
You are a solo artist or the face of your band. The music is complete and the record company asks for your thoughts on the cover of the album. What do you choose? A picture of yourself, obviously. As a result of this most simple of logical sequences, there is a plentitude of album cover art […]
Ideal “Bi Nuu” [Warner Bros, 1983] / W.H.Y. “Woman of Steel” [IC Records, 1983] W.H.Y. was a short-lived side-project of Aussie music legend Mike Rudd (Spectrum, Ariel) Ideal were a German electronic pop/rock outfit “Can We Still Be Friends” Todd Rungren  * When I originally hung this pair of covers on the wall (in the days before Vinyl Connection) it […]
Tom Waits – Heartattack and Vine [Asylum, 1980] / Various Artists – Red White & Blue (Grass) Pickin’ Up! [General Recording Corporation, 1975] * “Second Hand News” Fleetwood Mac [Rumours, 1977] * I thought the yellowing, soiled Tom Waits cover was complemented by the ‘olde worlde’ journal of the bluegrass album.
George Benson “Space” [CTI 1978] / Modern Jazz Quartet “Space” [Apple 1969] * “Space is the Place” – a film by jazz composer Sun Ra  * It does seem that Vinyl Connection is lost in space. * Perhaps not spectacular or amusing, but this is one of my favourite ‘pairs’. If you click on […]