Favorite Album Art

Devo’s Shout album has a pretty good cover.

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As does Are We Not Men?, with Chi-Chi Rodriguez. It’s geek-iconic.

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Perhaps the two best bookended album covers ever:

Bat_out_of_Hell

Bat_out_of_Hell_II

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This never seems like it should be the cover for ELP. Just a weird combo, IMO.

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How about his collab with Debbie Harry? It went beyond this album cover.

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The Fabulous Sylvester!


Illustration by Mark America.

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I’ve gotta throw Abraxas into the discussion.

And the original painting by Mati Klarwein.

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Mr Jukes, the solo project from Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jack Steadman’s upcoming EP “Eternal” is pretty fantastic.

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Bombay Bicycle Club’s album covers are fantastic too.

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Nick Hakim’s album cover for his album Green Twins, is fantastic too.

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John Van Duesen’s (I Am) Origami series of albums art covers are fantastic, I love the format of them.

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Nice! The inventive spirit of the covers reminds me of the work on Gazelle Twin’s albums as well. This one particularly speaks to me.

I also very much dig the cassette covers by Spacebomb House Band.

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I love when the front and back covers alone suggest a story. Case in point –


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The Firesign Theater has some good album covers.

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And that first album cover? Drawn by Phil Hartman. Yes, that Phil Hartman.

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Instead of reposting the whole thing, here’s a bunch from Alice Cooper

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He had an enviable career right there, and then some comedy.

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Man, total slam on Aja out of nowhere in that article. Like it was an anteater or something.

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The article also misidentified his role on the Pee-Wee Herman show. He was Captain Carl (also spelled Kap’n Karl).

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I read that far and stopped right there. I have no use for any other opinions this writer may choose to share after that display of idiocy.

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I’m confused. Are they ranking his album cover designs based on the comedy of them?

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I dig it! And I totally see the same spirit

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Yeah, the article is kind of useless past the list of covers.

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Back to the subject at hand –

I really like this one. Just looking at the cover is always a mood brightener for me.

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