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Album covers done by musicians for their own albums

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by groundharp, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I like the cover...but, I'll bet many do not...and I like both albums!
     
  2. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

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  3. Another Ginger Baker... Ginger Baker's Air Force 2 (also featuring Graham Bond)
    From Wikipedia "The album cover was designed left-handed; i.e. with the front cover printed on what traditionally would be considered the back and vice versa."

    Front cover (or is it the back?)
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    Back cover (or is it the front?)
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    Inside cover Ginger and (first wife) Liz
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  4. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

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    Joni - Clouds, Ladies of the canyon & others

    Dylan - Self Portrait

    Ron Wood - Should have done one

    Clapton - Insert for There's one in every crowd

    Stones - Between the buttons
    Charlie Watts drawn rear cover
     
  5. bob_32_116

    bob_32_116 Forum Resident

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    Actually well over half of Joni's album covers were drawn/painted by Joni herself.
     
  6. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger Thread Starter

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    cover by Ron Wood
     
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  7. aeo12

    aeo12 Forum Resident

    Eric Von Schmidt also did the cover on the Elektra compilation" The Blues Project" on which he had one song and did the covers for a number of albums by other musicians.
     
  8. Slackhurst Broadcasting

    Slackhurst Broadcasting Forum Resident

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    And he had the nerve to write a song called "When I Paint My Masterpiece".
     
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  9. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    gotta love that Bob!
     
  10. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger Thread Starter

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    Here ya go, aeo12!
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    cover by Ric Von Schmidt
     
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  11. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger Thread Starter

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    cover by Rudi Protrudi
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    cover by Rudi Protrudi
     
  12. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger Thread Starter

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    cover by David Sylvian
     
  13. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

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    Designed by Chris Bigg.
     
  14. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger Thread Starter

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    Correct, but David Sylvian is credited with "art direction, photography", so as OP, I deem that qualifies it for the thread.
     
  15. PADYBU

    PADYBU Forum Resident

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  16. Marble Index

    Marble Index Forum Resident

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    It looks like something I would like. :shh:
     
  17. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley 5.1 should be mandatory for my favourite albums

    Mental As Anything's Reg Mombassa did most of the bands album covers. When they broke up for a while he also did designs for Mambo clothing. He also did the cover for Public Image ltd, greatest hits so far album, at the request of John Lydon.

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  18. PsychoBabble

    PsychoBabble Forum Resident

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    FZ designed the cover of the Mothers second lp, Absolutely free. Here's a quick quote regarding it from "The Real Frank Zappa" book:

    Gail and I moved to New York in 1967 to play in the Garrick Theater on Bleecker Street. The first place we stayed, before we could find an apartment, was the Hotel Van Rensselaer on Eleventh Street. We were living on a small room on one of the upper floors. I was working on the album cover illustration for Absolutely Free at a desk by the window. I remember the place being so dirty I couldn't keep the soot off the artwork."

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  19. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger Thread Starter

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    cover by John Guida
     
  20. mfidelity

    mfidelity Forum Resident

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    Jon Langford's covers for his solo albums and bands (Mekons, Waco Brothers) are great.
     
  21. mmars982

    mmars982 Forum Resident

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    Fireman - Electric Arguments

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    Painting by Paul McCartney
     
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  22. DPK

    DPK Forum Resident

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    John Lydon did a few of PiL's covers, including...

    Paris au Printemps (Lydon said that's a painting of him, Keith Levene, and Jeannette Lee)
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    ... and This is PiL
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  23. JoeF.

    JoeF. Forum Resident

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    Some of this cover "art" proves that the artist wisely chose music as their primary career.
     
  24. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger Thread Starter

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    cover by Billy Childish
     
  25. MPLRecords

    MPLRecords Owner of nine copies of Tug of War

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