Favorite Covers: The other kind (talking about Packaging)

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  1. ClaireTalon

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    Let me throw in another two cents, talking about records here. DC_DEEP pointing out my misunderstanding to me gave me the idea to ask: Is there a special cover (talking about the front side of a CD case or record envelope here) that you like?

    I'll quote the ones I mentioned on the other thread, here they're right.

    - Stephen Bishop, "Bish", 1978
    - Dire Straits, "On the Night", 1993
    - Steppenwolf, "At your birthday party", 1969
    - Tony Carey, "Tony Carey", 1982
    - The Animals, "House of the rising sun", 1970
    - CCR, "Bad Moon Rising", "Creedence Gold", 1972
    - Billy Joel, "Storm Front", 1989
    - Neil Young, "Comes a Time", 1978
     
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    Relevant to this site, anyone know what's on the inside of Steppenwolf's foldout album 'For Ladies Only'? Unfortunately I couldn't find an image to post.
     
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    Hehehe, Claire, I must admit, some years back, a musician friend of mine kept talking about "covers" and I had NOT A CLUE what he meant... I eventually figured it out from the context. You must have thought some of those posts were pretty strange, eh? I love you dearly since you joined this place... strong, intelligent, outspoken.... keep it up, between you and Zora, I'm gonna have to put at least a token "straight percent" in my profile.

    Now, on topic... I'll only put a couple, because they are the first to pop into mind.

    Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon: simplicity is good, sometimes.

    Steely Dan, Can't Buy a Thrill: taken as a concept, this cover art is just nasty!

    I'll probably put more as the thread progresses.
     
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    I also thought of actual CD covers when I read that thread... :):)


    Mine would be:

    Hooverphonic : The Magnificent Tree
    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00004XQWR.02._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1106577345_.jpg

    Mugison : Mugimama, Is This The Monkey Music?
    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0007O250W.01._SS400_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1116264386_.jpg

    Björk : Vespertine
    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B00005NSXN.02._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1106702966_.jpg

    Tori Amos : Crucify
    http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002ITU.01._SS500_SCLZZZZZZZ_V1115774480_.jpg
     
  6. ClaireTalon

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    Yes, I was really scratching my head here on a few posts. Difficult to believe sometimes, how closed you can be not noticing the obvious.

    On the subject, Besides the minimalist kind, I am a strong lover of the way numerous British bands of the 60s and 70s, especially the "High Harmony" kind, kept their covers, the group shot and the titling. I'm not so much a lover of the psychedelic kind, my mantra is to keep things simple as long as possible. Lacking real art to decorate the walls, most of the time my BOQ room was decorated with record envelopes that I fixed on the wall with tape.

    Shelby, on the "For Ladies Only" issue: The inside had a photo tucked in. It showed a huge penis car ("Dickmobile") alongside Hollywood WoF, I think. It was on the inside, while the front and back side had "harmless" graphics, the back side was adorned with a photo of the band members reading books.
     
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    Here are a few I thought looked cool over the years:

    Doobie Brothers: Living on the Fault Line
    http://www.musicobsession.com/Pictures/d/o/doobiebrothers141590.jpg

    Beastie Boys: License to Ill
    http://www.en.utexas.edu/amlit/gifs/licensedlarge.jpg


    Blue Oyster Cult: Agents of Fortune
    http://www.postmodern.com/~fi/pattipics/images/agents.jpg


    Blue Oyster Cult: Secret Treaties
    http://www.my.sony.com/images/timages/CK85480.JPG

    Alpinestars: White Noise
    http://img461.imageshack.us/img461/3342/26518bs.jpg
     
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    The music's good too. Check out the cover for "On Every Street"
    It's also one of the finest-sounding albums ever produced. (had to add that...I'm an audio engineer...)
     
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    On every street, is that the album with the song "The bug"? Then I liked that one too, though I like another one a lot better, I'm talking about "Communiqué", ca. 1987. With the small envelope on blue ground. Audio Engineer, I guess that means you have more than one story to add about great covers?

    Speedo, admit it you added that one on purpose. Nice imaging of the aft of a 727, takes some skills to draw it like that!
     
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