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December 26, 2007 3:57 PM   Subscribe

Half-human album covers. Also known as "sleevefaces."
posted by KevinSkomsvold (33 comments total) 29 users marked this as a favorite

 
Some of these were great-- matching the outfits, etc. Some were just pictures of people holding records in front of their faces.
posted by shakespeherian at 4:08 PM on December 26, 2007


Wow, this is great. I don't know whether it's because I've never owned any vinyl records but this "sleevefaces" concept is brand new to me. Makes me want to buy an Iggy Pop LP, and makes me hate CDs all the more. Thanks, KevinSkomsvold.
posted by kurtroehl at 4:13 PM on December 26, 2007


Very cool.
posted by Poolio at 4:21 PM on December 26, 2007


You're welcome kurtroehl! They seem to get better as you scroll down.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 4:23 PM on December 26, 2007


Hee hee! These are excellent.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:27 PM on December 26, 2007


No Sticky Fingers? No Born in the USA?

Clearly my mind exists entirely below the waist.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 4:29 PM on December 26, 2007


Slarty Bartfast, scroll about halfway down for the Black Crowes' "Amorica"
posted by JeffL at 4:38 PM on December 26, 2007


Be sure to make it all the way down to the bottom of the page to see what they've done to ol' Leonard. Hilarious! (I think Cohen himself would get a chuckle...)
posted by flapjax at midnite at 4:45 PM on December 26, 2007


This has also been done with books; witness Jeffrey Redux.
posted by Smart Dalek at 4:46 PM on December 26, 2007


Songs About Fucking wins... for no other reason than it's Big Black.
posted by psmealey at 4:51 PM on December 26, 2007


I forgot Loverboy's Get Lucky. Butthole Surfer's Rembrandt Pussyhorse. Someone please stop me.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 4:56 PM on December 26, 2007


Free Your Mind and Your Ass Will Follow by Funkadelic. Ok I'm done now.
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 5:09 PM on December 26, 2007


I'm surprised nobody bothered to whip up a batch of red food coloring and Karo syrup and took a picture of themselves with I Get Wet in front of their face.
posted by melorama at 5:49 PM on December 26, 2007


Chocolate and Cheese by Ween. Now you've got me doing it.
posted by item at 5:49 PM on December 26, 2007


The "Ted Nugent peeking over the wall" made me laugh.
posted by not_on_display at 5:52 PM on December 26, 2007


psmealey writes "Songs About Fucking wins..."

Seriously? I mean, he really chickened out there, didn't he, by avoiding the obvious tableau, or at least a play on it. He didn't even get the angle right.
posted by mr_roboto at 5:56 PM on December 26, 2007


he really chickened out there, didn't he, by avoiding the obvious tableau...

I dunno... I think as a general rule avoiding the obvious is the opposite of chickening out.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:15 PM on December 26, 2007


flapjax at midnite writes "I think as a general rule avoiding the obvious is the opposite of chickening out."

But there's nothing particularly courageous about standing around in an argyle sweater. He could have at least pretended to be doing something straining/ecstatic.

Plumbing, maybe.
posted by mr_roboto at 6:34 PM on December 26, 2007 [1 favorite]


I hear you. Plumbing is courageous, for sure.

Then again, standing around in an argyle sweater might be courageous if you're at, say, a Marilyn Manson concert.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:40 PM on December 26, 2007


Heres a few more on flicker.
posted by Sailormom at 6:58 PM on December 26, 2007


Very cool Sailormom. Most of those are better in terms of execution (shoulders, arms, posture lining up) than my original linked photos.
posted by KevinSkomsvold at 7:02 PM on December 26, 2007


Actually, the Big Black one was my favorite, too. The slightly awkward, bored posture is the perfect counterpoint to the face.

I also liked little-girl-Johnny-Cash.
posted by Greg Nog at 7:10 PM on December 26, 2007


Missing two. You fill in the argyle:
Are We Not Ken?
posted by hal9k at 7:35 PM on December 26, 2007


They saved the best for last. Teh kitteh made me LOL.
posted by hecho de la basura at 8:23 PM on December 26, 2007


Quality FPP, Kevin. Amorica and LOLeonard made me laugh especially.
posted by pineapple at 8:44 PM on December 26, 2007


what is the pinkish album with a woman's head right above the Iggy Pop one? It is so familiar yet I can't place it.....
posted by Rumple at 8:45 PM on December 26, 2007


The Victor Borge "Caught in the Act" one is just brilliant!
posted by clevershark at 8:47 PM on December 26, 2007


Loads of fun, although the Richard and Linda Thompson album cover guy doesn't seem to quite get the concept.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 8:58 PM on December 26, 2007


I live in something approaching a vacuum. I had never realized that Prince was such a pretty, pretty man. And I'm not talking about the rack under the album, either. And I was watching the night he won his Oscar (but then, he looked so totally gay, I would miss the pretty anyway...while being jealous of that sequin cape)
posted by Goofyy at 9:49 PM on December 26, 2007


+1 Big Black. Besides the fact that it makes me happy there are others out there who remember that album, I agree that the lethargic argyle pose was the perfect contrast.
posted by freebird at 11:00 PM on December 26, 2007


I live in something approaching a vacuum.

Ah yes, like a bit of house dust getting sucked into the nozzle!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:43 PM on December 26, 2007


I liked the female Iggy Pop and Prince, and the white Bob Marley, John Coltrane, and Jay-Z for the humor value, but the Tiffany and Cliff Richards ones really impressed me with their accuracy.
posted by quin at 9:46 AM on December 27, 2007


Daaayyyyum! Who knew Prince had such a nice rack?
posted by Dr-Baa at 11:17 AM on December 27, 2007


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