Saturday, May 13, 2006

TWQ: Favourite Album Covers

This week, TWQ (The Weekend Question) looks at album covers.

What are your favourite album covers? You don't need to have bought the album to answer it. Just name the ones that always looked outstanding.

Here is my answer:

'Abbey Road' by The Beatles always looked the most impressive.


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With supposedly many secret messages within pertaining to Paul's alleged death and being replaced by a lookalike; the bare feet, the Volkswagen with Paul's age etc, this remains a fine album cover.

Now it's over to you...

36 comments:

a rose is a rose said...

hejira - joni mitchell

bitches brew - miles davis

make it so number one

michele sent me

Mike Goodwin said...

I've always liked the "Raised on Radio" cover, by Journey, but then again, my teen years were spent in the 80s. :-)

BTW, I found your blog thru Meow's blog. I have been a Star Trek Fan since I was very young. My son, even more so. Very nice blog you have going here.

Star said...

I like you pick of Abbey Road. I actually owned the vinyl album. Did you?
Michele sent me.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

This is from a Loooookkk time ago, but "Marlene Dietrich Live At The Cafe de Paris"
A fabulous picture of miss Dietrich and when you opened the packaging, there was this special perfu,e permeating the whole thing! That is still the most fanastic Album Cover I've ever seen. And it had an introduction (live) by Noel Coward!
I have no idea if anyone even remembers who these two incredibly talented people were!

Prego said...

It would have to be Soul Asylum's
Clam Dip & Other Delights


Which is a parody of Herb Alpert's thrift store staple "Whipped Cream..."

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

When I was a youngster, we subscribed to PBS and got a really cool Dr. Who record with 5 doctors on it. Not much of an album cover, though. Just a paper sleeve.

Abbey Road is such a great, iconic, cover. It's so well known that's it's been riffed by everyone from Beastie Boys to Ren and Stimpy.

honestyrain said...

you know, i don't think i can think of a favorite. i mean, i probably could if i had some choices before me, but like any time i am asked for a favorite of anything my mind has gone blank. i'm all, covers? there are covers? who knew!

here via michele and will now be thinking about album covers all the live long day :)

Weary Parent said...

You know, I really don't know. I seldom even glance at them anymore. But now that I think about it, I think I have one that has a wooden adirondack chair on it. You can tell where my mind is at can't you!

TNChick said...

Not sure. I rarely see coveres unless it's a small digital image while browsing music online.

Morah Mommy said...

I really can't remember. I haven't really looked at an album cover in a long time. I do remember mooning over a Shaun Cassidy album when I was a teenager...a very long time ago!

Here via Michele!

craziequeen said...

I guess my favourite album cover is Love Junk Store by Alice Band.

Artistically appealing and with LOTS going on in the picture...

Hi JL - I'm home for the weekend...

cq

Carmi said...

Thomas Dolby's The Golden Age of Wireless. I think it had something to do with my being a broadcast journalist.

What an artist...

Ciera said...

Sure---ask me a question I don't have an answer for. I look at album convers like...hardly ever. Ask me something else...

Grins said...

Oh boy this one is too difficult for me to answer. As a teen I worked in a record store and there are too many great ones to choose from!

Better Safe Than Sorry said...

gee, i haven't looked at album covers for years. my favorites as a teen would have been elton john, i'll say yellow brick road, it has so much going on, but it could have been any one of them.

panthergirl said...

Ah, a question very close to my heart. My first husband was an art director for CBS Records for 10 years (mostly through the 80s). He did some great ones (Joe Jackson's Body and Soul...a tribute to 50s jazz albums, complete with liner notes; Billy Joel's Greatest Hits, Loverboy, a few ELOs, B-52s, etc.). It was a really fun time.

My favorite cover of all? Hmmm... so many.... but I always did love Sticky Fingers!

Chris W. said...

I think Rush has some of the most imaginative covers, alongside of Pink Floyd of course! My pick...

http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/P/B000001ESP.01._SCLZZZZZZZ_.jpg

... Rush's "Moving Pictures". Not only are the workers "moving pictures" (har-har!), but one of those pictures is from their classic "2112" album! Look at their other albums for more puns and symbolism.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I agree with Better Safew Than Sorry. Elton John's 'Goodbye Yellow Brick Road' was another favourite album cover. In response to Star's question, no, I have never had either of these albums.

Mike said...

I don't know if I could name a favorite. I do know that CD covers are just not the same as the album covers when I was a kid.

Michele sent me.

salaciousD said...

Hiya, Michele sent me.

I don't really think I have a favourite... and I didn't know about all the subliminal stuff on that cover, either. I'm off to investigate.

rashbre said...

I love the original version of Amnesiac by Radiohead.

Its a little cloth bound school library book, with a library ticket in the front, heavily graffities by inky schoolboys and it says its designed to be lost.

I wish I could find my copy.

Here today, via Michele's

rashbre

kenju said...

Magical Mystery Tour was my favorite. I can't think of any others, off hand.

Michele sent me.

Magneto said...

Spike by Elvis Costello

David said...

Frank Zappa, Sheik Yerbouti, an excellent self portrait

Jean-Luc Picard said...

I'd have to see some of these great ones you've named. Mike is right; CD covers just aren't the same thing.

TamWill said...

hmm I will have to think about this one, it's been a very long time since I have seen a record cover OMG

Hi Michelle sent me

Meow said...

I always thought Pink Floyd's The Wall was interesting. And Michael Jacksons Off The Wall (when he was still black). I also like Skyhooks (an Aussie band) Ego Is Not A Dirty Word.
Take care, Meow

Miss Cellania said...

If I had to pick two of them, they would both be by Yes. Probably Close to the Edge and Yessongs.

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

I don't know if this is correct. The Lettermen ... Are You Lonesome Tonight.

Captain Berk said...

Dark Side of the Moon

Led Zeppelin IV

Screamadelica

Sgt Peppers

Jailbreak

Nettie said...

Can I cheat and say my autographed ones?

SF Photorama said...

Of course it's Mylo's Destroy Rock & Roll!

Mykol said...

I'm new and happened to find this website and for TWQ...I really don't know.

Rick Phillips said...

Well I like the bands from the 60's like you. My favorite covers are the Beatles Revolver, The Monkees Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn & Jones Ltd., and the Beach Boys Endless Summer & 16 Big Ones.

Jen said...

How about the Read hot Chili Peppers Abbey Road ep. They walk across the road only wearing socks. It's excellent!

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