Longtime New Yorker Bob Egan's PopSpots
tracks down the original New York City locations where famous images were shot, then superimposes the original picture over the present-day location. Did you know the iconic The Kids are Alright
album-cover shot of The Who, asleep and wrapped by the Union Jack, was staged just east of Columbia University? Ever wonder where, exactly, the shot of the Central Park "pretzle" guy from Steely Dan's Pretzel Logic
was taken? Or curious whether it would be possible to figure out the exact spot in Greenwich Village where the solarized cover photo of Neil Young's After the Gold Rush
was snapped? The exact fire escape where Paul Simon was photographed for Still Crazy After All These Years
? Egan reveals all, then shows you how he figured it out. [more inside]
posted by Joey Bagels
on Feb 19, 2012 -
is a Japanese web site featuring the cover art for every Blue Note album ever released. Other labels are featured as well.
posted by dobbs
on Jun 20, 2010 -
“Blue Monday” Owners’ Club
Photos of actual original “Blue Monday” sleeves (Peter Saville die-cut design) as brandished by their owners. Also You Are There!
photos of searching for “Blue Monday” in the wild and finding it. (Creaky old frame-based site)
posted by joeclark
on Oct 8, 2007 -
50s and 60s Album Covers. Archive volunteer and resident video guru, Eric Graf has amassed an amazing collection of novelty and children's records from the 50s and 60s. He brought a stack by the other day to be scanned. Check out how these covers make you want to rush to your phonograph to play the record. [via Bedazzled]
posted by soundofsuburbia
on Nov 3, 2006 -
50 Best Album Covers.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that the covers chosen have less to do with artistic or photographic merit than the "statement" that Rolling Stone believes they show.
And it might be interesting to see how they measure up to the 100 Best Album Covers
posted by jacobw
on Feb 14, 2002 -