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Friday, September 21, 2007

Album Covers That Changed Everything

I love music and so found this article on album art and covers very interesting. It deals with the influence of album cover art pre-Mtv (mostly). Very cool. Many of the bands that I grew up listening to myself or via my older brothers and sister are on here. Here is the intro to the piece:

Long before MTV, performers expressed the visual dimension of their art through their album covers. Every music fan has his/her favorites, but several covers stand out for their brilliance, their impact and their ability to make as much of a statement as the music they represent. Every art form has its giants, and album cover art is no exception. The work of the designers featured here spans over 40 years of music.

U2's War album has to be one of my favorite album covers. Not sure why other than it just sticks out in my mind. The boys eyes, facial expression, and bruised lip along with his hands behind his head are very raw and haunting to me. What is he trying to say? What is he telling us about war, violence, and our lives through that gaze of his?

What albums covers stand out for you?

(bu to Mental Floss via blog)


Debbie Shaffer said...

Hey Seth! Just catching up on your blog this afternoon...can't think of any album covers for you but have thought in the past that downloading music cheats you out of so much of the fun--album art, liner notes, the anticipation of a new release, finding a jewel in the deep tracks before anyone else, etc. Glad to hear school and life are going OK. Hugs to Kelly and the kids--y'all have a great weekend! Debbie

graham said...

Album covers... I think I could go on for a long time on this one... definitely the album cover of all album covers, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - The Beatles, but also Revolver - The Beatles and Rubber Soul - The Beatles... Sketches of Spain - Miles Davis, Rumors - Fleetwood Mac, and the unfortunate shocker Two Virgins (John Lennon and Yoko Ono)...

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