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February 26, 2010 7:47 AM   Subscribe

Strange & wonderful album covers.

Where there walks a logger, there walks a man.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist (16 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
Also, this.
posted by HumanComplex at 7:55 AM on February 26, 2010


Full Index, Alphabetical by artist.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 7:58 AM on February 26, 2010


It's like the definition of the 80's, okay the cover's done so just turn sideways and switch pocket hands for the inside, we all live in a foggy snowglobe, is this a real picture or a set, Fashion Bug called and it wants its skinny white belt back, the scene is eerily close to Munch's 'The Scream', Pilot Skaggs your hair is cleared for takeoff.
posted by cashman at 8:30 AM on February 26, 2010


I think this album cover actually made me gayer, which I didn't think was possible.
posted by Toby Dammit X at 8:51 AM on February 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


I don't see "Blam" by the Brothers Johnson. Unfortunately I can't find an image that shows the whole double album sleeve unfolded so you'll just have to take my word that there's a whole nother square foot of volcanic funk going on below the picture shown.
posted by toodleydoodley at 8:53 AM on February 26, 2010


Didnt see it on the list, but I've always found the cover of Kate Bush's Never for Ever to be supremely odd. I mean, just where are all those things coming from?
posted by elendil71 at 9:11 AM on February 26, 2010


Why is it that the most troubling ones ones are always for the children?
posted by philip-random at 9:17 AM on February 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


From the much loved classic realm, I always thought the cover for Black Sabbath's Paranoid was particularly absurd. Dress one of the roadies up in short pants and sweat shirt, give him a plastic sword and shield and a motor cycle helmet and ummm ... shoot some time lapse.

I suspect someone was on drugs.

Correct that. I suspect everyone was on drugs, and not very good ones at that: the roadie, the photographer, the band (no question there), the management and record label who okayed it, the fans, of course.
posted by philip-random at 9:26 AM on February 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Some more, with more "frenchies".
posted by nicolin at 10:40 AM on February 26, 2010


This one will never, ever stop feeling creepy.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:26 AM on February 26, 2010


Its funny, in music the 16'th birthday is very popular for older men to sing about as a milepost that marks the beginning of implied or actual sexual availability for girls. So common that most people don't think twice about hearing these songs. I agree that picture is exceptionally creepy, as would most non-creeps I think. I wonder what the disconnect is.
posted by Antidisestablishmentarianist at 11:53 AM on February 26, 2010


Pilot Skaggs your hair is cleared for takeoff

No way, that's not hair. That is a pelt.
posted by reynir at 1:07 PM on February 26, 2010


Why is it that the most troubling ones ones are always for the children?

Interestingly, that particular artist has had a bit of a revival lately.
posted by Slap Factory at 1:24 PM on February 26, 2010


Why no El-Bakkar in the belly dance?
posted by tellurian at 3:46 PM on February 26, 2010


Why is it that the most troubling ones ones are always for the children?
posted by philip-random at 12:17 PM on February 26 [1 favorite +] [!]


probably because anyone who works sincerely at producing content that will really fascinate kids is usually pretty odd themselves. FWIW Barry Louis Polisar is really cool - he writes books kids love and his songs are great too - the song over the opening titles in "Juno" is his ("All I want is you").

but see also: Lemony Snicket, Neil Gaiman, Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl, etc etc
posted by toodleydoodley at 4:21 PM on February 26, 2010


I especially like the one in the "Cultural Diversity" gallery entitled simply "Songs of Minorities".
posted by DecemberBoy at 5:40 PM on February 26, 2010


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