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  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Did styleforum have a thread on this already? What are your favorite album covers? For whatever reason - favorite album, ridiculousness, great art, etc.

    Inspired by talk of Herb Alpert's Tijuana Brass -- Whipped Cream and Other Delights

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    Elvis Costello -- This Year's Model. There are two versions of this, this is the one I have, for whatever reason; I prefer it to the version where his face is more visible.
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    The Clash - London Calling. The only album cover that matters.
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    Chevy Chase -- Chevy Chase. Just for fun.
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    Dee Dee King (nee Ramone). Pop culture artifact. Cool, ludicrous, and sad all at once.
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    Your favorites?
     


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    countdemoney Senior member

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    I saw this Tony Hawk game when visiting the store with some younger cow-orkers over lunch. I was the only one who got the reference. Very saddening:

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    Some of my personal favorites include:

    New Order's Power, Corruption & Lies which includes a secret color code:
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    Disraeli Gears, just because:

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    For whatever reason, this cover has always worked for me:
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  3. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    [​IMG] Need to find an image of the back cover to complete this. Only one I could find and the album is too large to fit on my scanner... [​IMG]
     


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    trogdor Senior member

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  5. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    Oh yeah, Aphex Twin!!! Love his album art (and the videos, the Windowlicker one is incredibly entertaining).
     


  6. denimdestroyedmylife

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    This looks better printed on cardboard, but whatevs:

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    This art was way better in original, LP release. The album cover was breathtaking.

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    Ohio Players also had some tasty art. I'll have to dig around for examples.
     


  9. Lucky Strike

    Lucky Strike Senior member

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    Cheesy album art, worse music:

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  10. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Possibly both the best album title and best cover art:

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    And we can't forget this one:

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    The Ohio Players, all albums, clean and ahead of their time.
    And the Black Crowes get my vote, but not into the band.
     


  12. Dakota rube

    Dakota rube Senior member

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    Thanks for digging up the OP covers. Fire was a dandy!
     


  13. denimdestroyedmylife

    denimdestroyedmylife Big Winner

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    hmmm... never heard blind faith, but always loved this cover. it makes me feel funny:

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    this brazil 66 record cover is amazing on the original gatefold, you fold it out and find that the "hill" in question is a breast:

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