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Chicago X inner sleeve pic (Question for a Chicago expert)

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Moonbeam Skies, Sep 4, 2021.

  1. Moonbeam Skies

    Moonbeam Skies Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    Can anybody identify who's who in this pic from Chicago X?
    Also how does this album rate in the context of classic rock albums?

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  2. DVEric

    DVEric Satirical Intellectual

    Location:
    New England
    Everyone in that photo was romantically linked to Peter Cetera when the album came out.
     
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  3. Lexhibit

    Lexhibit Forum Resident

    It's a great album apart from one song, if you leave me now the rest of it is top notch
     
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  4. the real pope ondine

    the real pope ondine Forum Resident

    Location:
    usa
    hmmm flute and trumpet carriers should be easy, peter bottom left, red checkered shirt Kath...Danny right to the left of Peter? i can't remember the rest of their names
     
  5. Lexhibit

    Lexhibit Forum Resident

    Top row parazaider, loughnane, lamm, pankow
    Bottom row olivira, cetera, kath, seraphine
     
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  6. Mal

    Mal Phorum Physicist

    Left to Right

    top row: Walt, Lee, Terry, Laudir
    bottom row: Bobby, Peter, Jimmy, Danny
     
  7. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    Mal is correct!
     
  8. DavidP

    DavidP Forum Resident

    Location:
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Great album. “You Are On My Mind” is classic Chicago. Along with “Another Rainy Day In New York City”. I would rate this as my favourite Chicago album.
     
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  9. Top: Parazaider, Loughnane, Kath, Olivira

    Bottom: Lamm, Cetera, Pankow, Seraphine

    Ground: Dog
     
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  10. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL, US
    For comparison, here is a photo from around X or XI. Top: Danny, Laudir, Lee, Terry. Bottom: Peter, Walt, James, Robert.

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  11. the real pope ondine

    the real pope ondine Forum Resident

    Location:
    usa
    are they really running? or is it staged?
     
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  12. Lexhibit

    Lexhibit Forum Resident

    Hope for love is stunning
     
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  13. Lexhibit

    Lexhibit Forum Resident

    Maybe, That was a tough one I don't think anyone got it exactly right yet especially my guesses we're way off
     
  14. tonyc

    tonyc Forum Resident

    Location:
    Madisonville, TN
    :laugh:
     
  15. Lexhibit

    Lexhibit Forum Resident

    It's a Norman Rockwell theme, staged
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  16. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL, US
    Here is the politically incorrect followup photo from XI. Not easy to identify some of the band members here either.

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  17. pool_of_tears

    pool_of_tears Searching For Simplicity

    Location:
    Midwest
    Actually much easier to identify, IMO.
    Ironically, gunfire is headed right at Terry (behind the wheel).
     
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  18. Hall Cat

    Hall Cat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago, IL USA
    Why PC?
     
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  19. Moonbeam Skies

    Moonbeam Skies Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Location:
    Phoenix, Arizona
    I can't tell you how much I appreciate the answers! I would have never guessed that was Robert Lamm, but I can see it now.
    Terry Kath looks different here too. I wasn't 100% sure on anyone.
     
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  20. Peter Cetera :)
     
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  21. Chris C

    Chris C Music was my first love and it will be my last!

    Location:
    Ohio
    CHICAGO X was a pretty good album. The smooth horns on "Mama, Mama", the laid back "You Are On My Mind", Lamm's "Rainy Day", Kath's gorgeous closer "Hope For Love", The wild out of the blue synth effect on "Together Again" was interesting and Cetera on "If You Leave Me Now", are all great! "Skin Tight" could have been a killer, but it comes off a little goofy in the end. I also felt that "number one rehearsal" bit before "You Are On My Mind" always seemed silly. Their follow-up "XI" was a lot weaker in my opinion, as you could hear the songwriting muse was quickly failing this band, even before we take in the sad loss of Terry and his departing and heartbreaking "Little One". Lamm's "Policeman" could have been one of their best songs ever with it's catchy and certainly different sound for Chicago and that very effective horn arrangement, but sadly Bobby couldn't come with a better chorus than ..., "He is a policeman you know, all the years and nothing to show". Not a chorus that rings true of Top 40 radio, that's for sure. Even Cetera's "Baby What A Big Surprise, right before my very eyes" chorus always seemed like a Top 40 cheat to me. Even after all these years when I'm driving in my car and that song comes on and I start singing that lame chorus out loud, I just feel a bit dirty, I swear!
     
  22. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL, US
    I think Lamm had listened to some Randy Newman records and was writing lower key songs. Not a bad idea but it led to Cetera overtaking him for radio success.
     
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  23. kwadguy

    kwadguy Senior Member

    Location:
    Cambridge, MA
    That image was created by Reid Miles, best known for his work on hundreds of Blue Note covers in the ''50s and 60s. When you think of the Blue Note visual aesthetic, you're thinking of Reid Miles.

    He also did the cover of the Chicago Greatest Hits album.

    I had the promo poster for Chicago X, which used that chase graphic, on the wall of my dorm room when I was in college. I still have it somewhere...

    Another Reid Miles example after he moved to the pop world:

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    And yet another example from the time period:

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  24. pbuzby

    pbuzby Senior Member

    Location:
    Chicago, IL, US
    The poster for Chicago VIII (the beginning of the oddball Chicago vs. cops theme that continued through XI) was also Reid Miles. He did the inside cover for Neil Diamond's Beautiful Noise as well.
     
  25. healter skealter

    healter skealter Mullered

    Location:
    Penny Lane
    It doesn't.

    I was given this as an unsolicited & unwanted xmas gift in 1976. Just...why??? Totally humiliated to think that someone thought I'd like it.
     
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