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Brilliant albums with horrible album covers

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Timos, Oct 22, 2020.

  1. bataclan2002

    bataclan2002 All You Need Is Now.

    I too have this CD. Not only does it not use the album art but presents it in reduced form! Reminds me of the Woody Allen joke from Annie Hall: “The food here is terrible”
    “Yes and such small portions!” :laugh:
    They even got lazy on the spine. It says “Sly - There’s A Riot Goin’ On”
    And...one more grievance: they omitted the title track. Granted, it’s a few seconds of silence but still it’s an artistic statement and should be honored. Okay, rant over!
     
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  2. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    Like this one as well.
     
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  3. Matt292

    Matt292 Well-Known Member

    Haven't been through the whole thread but has Astral Weeks been mentioned?
     
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  4. rednoise

    rednoise Forum Resident

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    You don't have to go through the entire thread, you can search the thread for a word or phrase. It doesn't always work because many people can't be bothered to include text, just a picture. In this case, a search finds at least two mentions of "Astral Weeks" by name.
     
  5. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    Not a fan of the band but the cover is pretty cool
     
  6. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    Conway looks like a creepy stalker of that poor girl :help::laugh:
     
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  7. Frip

    Frip Forum Resident

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    That's one of the greatest album covers ever! Seriously!
     
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  8. Jon-A

    Jon-A Forum Resident

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    Last edited: Feb 19, 2021
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  9. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    I like that one as well but I think the actual cover is more timeless so probably the correct decision.
     
  10. citizensmurf

    citizensmurf Ain't but the one way.

    What in the hell are you talking about, this is a classic cover.
     
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  11. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    Far from being a brilliant album though. In fact I don't think Paul made a brilliant solo album but that's partly subjective.
     
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  12. AFOS

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    A pop masterpiece
     
  13. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    Should have gone with the original cover

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. Oliver

    Oliver Bourbon Infused

    I'd actually love a coffee table book with all of the "horrible album covers".
     
  15. rednoise

    rednoise Forum Resident

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    I wonder if The Beatles would have put Yoko on the cover of their album at that time?

    The thing I find almost subliminally disturbing about this painting is Ringo's physically impossible hand gesture.

    This paining is kind of cool, but the actual White Album cover was a FAR, FAR better decision, IMO. This one would be just another odd psychedelic image. The White Album cover is iconic.
     
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  16. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    It's a great cover very new age. The black border is ugly though
     
  17. AFOS

    AFOS Forum Resident

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    Probably and technically Yoko is on the album.
     
  18. Timos

    Timos Forum resident Thread Starter

    I think it has - but deserves a second mention, sir!
     
  19. Timos

    Timos Forum resident Thread Starter

    Good Lord. I’ll never be able to unsee that one.
     
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  20. Timos

    Timos Forum resident Thread Starter

    What in the name of God...
     
  21. Terrapin Station

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    I like that cover a lot, as I like a ton of these, but what I can't believe I've never noticed about it before that's very cool is the weird shadow/reflection behind her head--like there's a monster there. It's yet another pun on "head game."

    In fact, that shadow/reflection behind her head is so obvious now, where I can't believe I never noticed it, I'd say this is a good example of the Mandela effect. (Well, assuming anyone else is surprised by it.)
     
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2021
  22. Terrapin Station

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    I had a shirt with a stylized/simplified version of the Head Games cover on it, by the way, as I saw Foreigner on that tour (I saw them on every early tour, actually, starting with the first album)
     
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  23. Tim 2

    Tim 2 MORE MUSIC PLEASE

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    One of the worst covers ever, imo.
     
  24. Terrapin Station

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    They look like an alternate world Police.
     
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  25. testingcan

    testingcan Forum Resident

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    As much as I love the album, I still have no idea what happened on Coltrane's First Meditations.
    [​IMG]

    Coltrane's albums around that time almost always had a more or less nice picture of him. The suddenly, boom here's a dove. Oh and a rose as well. Because why not? But why? Like, who's the dove? And why does it look like the sax is threatening the rose?!
     
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