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Album covers done by musicians for their own albums

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

  1. foam55

    foam55 Well-Known Member

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    I don't see Bare Trees though, just an "Image" icon. Maybe chill a bit.
     
  2. groundharp

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

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    Hey Rudi, since the image you posted seems to be permanently disconnected, I figured I'd help ya out here with a repost:

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    cover by Layne Staley
     
  3. groundharp

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

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    JOHN MAYALL BEYOND THE TURNING POINT
    cover by John Mayall
     
  4. groundharp

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

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    John Lennon With The Plastic Ono Nuclear Band Whatever Gets You Thru' The Night
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    cover by John Lennon
     
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  5. evarlam

    evarlam Forum Resident

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    Roger Glover often designed the Deep Purple album covers
     
  6. Zongadude

    Zongadude Music is the best

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    It is the other way around :) : Frank asked Cal Schenkel to draw the cover entirely by hand as if it was a bootleg cover.
    Cal wrote all the texts, and then added "He made me do it" next to "Cover by Cal Schenkel" just to let people now it was Frank's idea to have such a cheap cover without any actual drawing.

    Frank only added the last sentence "Don't forget to register to vote" followed by the letters FZ himself. And you can see it's absolutely not the same handwriting than the rest of the cover.
    So no, this cover was not made by Frank Zappa.
    It really is Cal Schenkel's handwriting, as you can see in the booklet of 'Playground psychotics' or the many drawings Cal did on the web or for books.

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  7. Thanks for clarifying this!
     
  8. Zongadude

    Zongadude Music is the best

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    Thanks for taking it positively. I sure didn't want to ruin your input. It could have been FZ's doing. It's such a "simple" cover.
     
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  9. Aucun problème! I'd rather be set straight!
     
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  10. groundharp

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

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    cover by Ged Quinn
     
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  11. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

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    2015 album - Love Her


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    2008 album - Wear a New Face

    Artists and musician - Tim Schools

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  12. groundharp

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

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    cover by Jackie Lomax
     
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  13. ianuaditis

    ianuaditis Evil Twin

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    Garcia did the cover of this album, Infrared Roses:
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  14. groundharp

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

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    cover by Ron Wood
     
  15. groundharp

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

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    cover by Annabel Wright
     
  16. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    Pretty sure Mayo Thompson uses his own photos on many album covers. Here's one I really like

    Coconut Hotel - The Red Krayola

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  17. groundharp

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

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    Sorry, Datsun, this doesn't qualify for the thread. The photo is by famed photographer/filmmaker Les Blank.

    But feel free to post one with a cover by Mayo Thompson if you know of one.
     
  18. Steve Kilbey has painted a number of his own covers. They’re pretty good.
     
  19. davebush

    davebush New Test Leper

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    I'm a very big Brian Eno fan, but generally dislike the cover designs he's done. This might be the worst.

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  20. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    You're right. I didn't know that. I missed the credit.

    The problem with the covers, is normally there is no credit. I'd guess Soldier Talk photos are by Mayo Thompson but I have no proof.
     
  21. mr.datsun

    mr.datsun Incompletist

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    Artwork for Music-Language - Corrected Slogans by the artists (who are normally known as Art & Language). [Cover depicts Jospeh Beuys trying to stick his head up his own posterior.]


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  22. longdist01

    longdist01 Forum Resident

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    home photograph of family pet "Basil"
    was used in artwork for collection of demos on CD released by Joey Molland on
    his label, Independent Artists in 1998.

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  23. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

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    Look it's actually quite good if he took under 8 minutes to come up with it!
     
  24. daltieri

    daltieri The 80`s kick ass

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    Selfie
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    EC took this photo in the studio:

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  25. All Down The Line

    All Down The Line Forum Resident

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    And drew the portrait that was used as the full size insert for 1975's "There's One In Every Crowd!"
     
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