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beaker
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beaker Posted: Sat, Apr 28 2012 7:15 PM

I have been looking for some album covers that I like the look of to put on my wall. Now I am not going down the Dark side of the Moon and Sargeant Peppers route but just things that I like the look of. some examples I have gone for are Keanes Under the Iron Sea, OMD's Dazzle Ships and Cryptograms, Deerhunter. So does anyone have any nice Album covers in mind I can add to my collage. The music on the record doesnt really matter, its the covers I'm interested in!

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kokomo replied on Sat, Apr 28 2012 10:20 PM

Who or what is Sargeant Peppers? Suggest more research needed!

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What will be the size of a single cover on your wall? How will the wall look like? Are you thinking about a collage like a bigger picture out of many small ones? Are you going to print each cover and than glueing them to the wall?

Some lables like ECM have a nice corporate design ...

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beaker replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 10:38 AM
Ha, yes the incorrectly spelt Beatles album is an unusual one! No I want 5 or six albums that can be put into a single frame so approx 3 foot square.
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danezro replied on Sun, Apr 29 2012 1:21 PM
Stairways To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
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I vote for the Hermit (Gatefold cover in Led Leppelin IV).

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Nice choice Soren

When I was young and had no taste (as opposed to now, when I am old and have not taste) this was one of my favourite album covers

(I think I was "sixteen going on seventeen" as the time, and because of Government censorship my LP had a a black bikini printed over the top of the picture!)

((I also particularly liked the cover song))

 


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Rich replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 6:15 PM

Elephant:  you would like my Roger Waters "Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" cover.

I did this exact project before I got married:  2 rows of 3 album covers in a 36" x 24" "poster frame."  I used:

Sex Pistols "Never Mind the Bollocks Here's the Sex Pistols"

Rolling Stones "Black and Blue"

The Clash "London Calling"

U2 "War"

J. Geils Band "Love Stinks"

Public Image Limited "Album"

The Beatles "Revolver," Pink Floyd's "Animals" and "Wish You Were Here," Rolling Stones "Tattoo You," "Undercover," "Some Girls," "Let It Bleed," Cream's "Disraeli Gears," the list could be endless.


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elephant replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 6:57 PM

Rich:
Elephant:  you would like my Roger Waters "Pros and Cons of Hitchhiking" cover.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Pros_and_Cons_of_Hitch_Hiking

know what you mean Devil

perhaps we should start a thread about hitchhiking adventures Big Smile

sadly (or safely, thank goodness) I had no adventures ... just nice people who helped me out 

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elephant:

Nice choice Soren

When I was young and had no taste (as opposed to now, when I am old and have not taste) this was one of my favourite album covers

(I think I was "sixteen going on seventeen" as the time, and because of Government censorship my LP had a a black bikini printed over the top of the picture!)

((I also particularly liked the cover song))

 

Tut, tut - ye of little taste! Not only did this have better music, but -

 


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elephant replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 10:48 PM

Puncher:

elephant:

Nice choice Soren

When I was young and had no taste (as opposed to now, when I am old and have not taste) this was one of my favourite album covers

(I think I was "sixteen going on seventeen" as the time, and because of Government censorship my LP had a a black bikini printed over the top of the picture!)

((I also particularly liked the cover song))

Tut, tut - ye of little taste! Not only did this have better music, but -

For some strange reason I am thinking of the English saying about birds and bushes

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tournedos replied on Mon, Apr 30 2012 10:51 PM

Puncher:
Tut, tut - ye of little taste! Not only did this have better music, but -

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

(but I suppose there was another, quite bland version for the more innocent markets.)

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elephant replied on Tue, May 1 2012 12:14 PM

tournedos:

Puncher:
Tut, tut - ye of little taste! Not only did this have better music, but -

Jimi Hendrix Experience - Electric Ladyland

(but I suppose there was another, quite bland version for the more innocent markets.)

There ALWAYS is a wikipedia article on everything and anything Laughing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_controversial_album_art

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Rich replied on Tue, May 1 2012 2:58 PM

Puncher:  good one.  I don't have that one, but I do have the Jerry Hall as mermaid "Siren."  That's a good cover, too, with very low WAF.


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kokomo replied on Tue, May 1 2012 3:28 PM

Anything by the Nolans or Val Doonican.

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you could always make your own art using album covers

http://planetoddity.com/fun-with-old-album-covers/

 

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Jeff replied on Tue, May 1 2012 5:34 PM

Emerson, Lake and Palmer: Brain Salad Surgery. Album cover by H.R.Giger, and decidedly odd.

Return to Forever: Romantic Warrior, also a great cover.

Jeff

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