Album covers with tombstones

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by groundharp, Oct 7, 2019.

  1. evarlam

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    Dead Can Dance - Within the Realm of A Dying Sun
     
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  2. Dandelion1967

    Dandelion1967 My Favourite Parks Are Car Parks

    McGuinness Flint- First album (1970)

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  3. groundharp

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

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    I love McGuinness Flint (Happy Birthday Ruthy Baby is a classic, and the band has been woefully under-recognized!), but your example doesn't fit the thread -- pall bearers and a casket, but no tombstone!

    Here's a cover which DOES qualify, and a tip o' the hat to SHF member Pim for posting it in another thread, as I was otherwise unfamiliar with it:

    Bass Communion
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  4. geo50000

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    Okay, so it's an EP:
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  5. groundharp

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    Too $hort Life Is...
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  7. groundharp

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    Aphex Twin "Girl/Boy" E.P.
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    The Fuzztones
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  9. groundharp

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    Andrew Rowan Summers The Unquiet Grave
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  10. stetsonic

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    The Hellacopters - Rock & Roll Is Dead. Some copies of the US pic disc version had the tombstone motif.
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  11. groundharp

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    Graveyard Ghoul The Living Cemetery
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  12. groundharp

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    John Prine The Missing Years
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  13. groundharp

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    I went to a friend's house yesterday, he showed me his most recent purchase, and what do ya know -- tombstones on the album art, specifically the gatefold!

    The Dead Daisies Holy Ground
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  14. groundharp

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    Graveyard Ghoul Slaughtered Defiled Dismembered
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  15. All Down The Line

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    Apologies if some mentioned

    Beggars Banquet 1973
    The Rolling Stones
    L'age D'or Des Series
    (Mural painted by Brian Jones on his wall)

    Led Zeppelin II 199?
    Russian Pressing (rear cover)

    J.B. Lenoir
    His actual tombstone
    Unsure of title or year of release.
     
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  16. Trash Panda

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    One of the earliest Christian prog rock groups of the '70s was Agape; this was the cover of their 2nd album.

    Victims of Tradition - Agape (1972)

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  17. Mother

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    Urge Overkill Stull EP
     
  18. Mother

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    Probably some Cramps album....
     
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  20. groundharp

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

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    Nicely spotted, ADTL! Here ya go:
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  21. finslaw

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  22. groundharp

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    As the OP of this thread, I can assure you, ADTL, no one has mentioned the examples you came up with (unlike the examples that SHF member mother mentioned). Your last example combined with the others quoted in this post constitute a thread-within-a-thread
    of artists whose tombstone appears on the cover of their own album. Here's the one you found:
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    (This is really more of a grave marker than a tombstone, but I say it still counts. Seeing this is probably why John Mayall paid money out of his own pocket to have a tombstone made for Lenoir.)
     
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  23. vwestlife

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    Landon Spradlin - "No More Blue Mondays". Appropriate, since he went to Mardi Gras last year to prove that COVID was no big deal, and then died from it a month later.

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  24. Jonny W

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    Yeah, but as funereal album covers goes it's top shelf!! Love them 'Hogs!!
     
  25. Jeff Kent

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    Nightwish - Once

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