I've looked at Abbey Road from both sides now...
April 15, 2014 3:41 AM   Subscribe

Flickr user Harvezt brings you The Dark Side of the Covers, which recreates 33 rock album covers as seen from the OPPPOSITE direction. Some of the covers are iconic, others are obscure, some of the interpretations are simple and obvious, others are creative and... interesting. (And some are NSFW, but then, some of the original covers were NSFW).
posted by oneswellfoop (15 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

They really should do Both Sides Now next!
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 4:38 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]

Rush got there about thirty years early with Moving Pictures, really.

(this is pretty clever overall)
posted by DoctorFedora at 5:03 AM on April 15 [1 favorite]

This one is almost cheating.

Its a cool idea though, and I like it. I also like that he has put a short write-up alongside each double image.
posted by marienbad at 5:22 AM on April 15

posted by thelonius at 5:26 AM on April 15

I liked the write-ups.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:33 AM on April 15

I know this isn't an album cover, but it is related...
Hoping for the Pink Floyd poster.
posted by MtDewd at 5:40 AM on April 15

Before I clicked through, I was only parsing "covers" as "cover songs" and was sure I was having a stroke trying to make sense of the write-up.

But, having sorted that out, I wish to say that these are very cool indeed.
posted by gauche at 6:13 AM on April 15

I really like the concept, and the write-ups are interesting histories of the albums, but I was surprised to find I didn't really care for the execution. Especially on the ones where elements were added that the write-up didn't really explain the presence of, but really in general.

And a gun in the Nirvana pool? Really?
posted by gadge emeritus at 7:03 AM on April 15 [3 favorites]

My god, this FPP, it's full of tags!
posted by Pendragon at 7:20 AM on April 15

slightly related: classic album covers in Google street view
posted by obscurator at 7:28 AM on April 15 [4 favorites]

Ha, MtDewd! Totally was the first thing I thought of before even clicking the link.
posted by knownassociate at 8:38 AM on April 15

There's a really cool tarot deck that does the same thing.
posted by magstheaxe at 8:56 AM on April 15

And a gun in the Nirvana pool? Really?

The first three songs on that album have a gun reference in them.
posted by The Hamms Bear at 11:24 AM on April 15

The first three songs on that album have a gun reference in them.

That seems a better inspiration than what I thought it was. I hope that's why it's in there.
posted by gadge emeritus at 6:41 AM on April 16

In addition to Moving Pictures, Zep's In Through the Out Door has cover versions based on the point of view of the characters in the bar.
posted by humboldt32 at 2:49 PM on April 16

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