Tag Archives: record sleeves

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  […]

MORE HEADLINE NEWS [COVERART #48]

Elvis Costello – Tokyo Storm Warning [12″, 1986] Ruth Wallis – Risqué [late 1950s] Beast – Lonely Nights [1984] Steve Race – Plays James Bond & Other Themes [1965?] * For the past year, most of the Coverart posts have consisted of a photo of two albums (above). Today I’m experimenting with a vertical series of individual […]

YESTERDAY’S PAPERS [COVERART #43]

* “Yesterday’s Papers” by The Rolling Stones [1967] * CoverArt Pair #29 Jethro Tull – Thick As A Brick [Chrysalis, 1972]  /  Frances Faye – Caught In The Act, Volume 2 [GNP, 1959] CoverArt Pair #38 Howard Roberts “Guilty!!” [EMI 1967]  /  Elvis Presley “The Memphis Record” [RCA 1987] CoverArt Pair #40 The Rasberries – […]

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 […]

HERE IS THE NEWS [COVERART PAIR #38]

Howard Roberts “Guilty!!” [EMI 1967]  /  Elvis Presley “The Memphis Record” [RCA 1987] * “Here is the news” ELO [Album: Time, 1981] *

WHEN THE WORLD IS RUNNING DOWN… [COVERART PAIR #18]

Passport “Infinity Machine” [ATCO 1976] /  Roger McGuinn “Back From Rio” [BMG 1991] “… You Make The Best Of What’s Still Around” Police, 1980

LOOK THROUGH ANY WINDOW [COVERART PAIR #12]

Brand X “Unorthodox Behaviour” [Passport 1976] Mark-Almond “Other People’s Rooms” [A&M 1978] Feature image: Berlin “Voyeur” [Imusic 2002] The Hollies [1965] Given the comments below and the theme of ‘voyeurism’, I added “Electric Ladyland” to invite others to join the conversation.

YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE [Cover Art Pair #3]

Triumvirate “Spartacus” [EMI Electola, 1975]   /   Bee Gees “Idea” [Polydor, 1968] Wolfgang Dauner “Output” [ECM 1970] i said ‘ pairs’ but this Dauner cover blew the fuse confronting stark ugly darkly comic true? my current life? here’s the back Debby Boone [1977]

SEA OF JOY

My friend over the back fence invited me to come and hear his latest LP. Greg was two days older than me and we’d been playmates since our Mums met on the maternity ward. But in terms of musical sophistication, Greg was years, worlds, away from me. Not in terms of understanding how music worked; […]

TURNTABLE TRAVELS

As far as travelling was concerned, I was a late starter. Most of the people I knew had been somewhere outside of Australia, even if it was just a package trip to Bali (cue song, Redgum, 1984). Many had done the Europe thing and had come back somehow wiser, more knowing, more confident… more something. […]