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The Grand Wazoo
15-07-2009, 22:03
Being someone who holds fairly high aesthetic values, I've been influenced in my buying habits to a certain extent by record sleeves (but very rarely by CD covers).

I just wondered what sleeves have made you buy (or not buy) albums in your collection.

Have your expectations been met?

What are, in your opinion, the best LP sleeves?

Starters for ten.

Albums I've bought purely because of the sleeve:
Grateful Dead - 'Blues for Allah' Expectations met, great album
http://hodja.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/allah.gif




Pure Prairie League - 'Bustin' Out' Didn't care if it was a good album - just love the sleeve!! (Quite like the album, though!)
http://www.interviewmagazine.com/cms/app/asset/action.php?a=createImage&id=8069&size_suffix=standalone


I've also bought loads of albums purely because I'd seen them in books of album sleeve art, they were obscure & I'd never heard of them in any other context & was intrigued.

Such as.........

http://www.timeline-records.com/Press3cds_files/image007.jpg

More later, perhaps, but in the meantime, what about you guys?

Joe
15-07-2009, 22:08
I very nearly bought Zappa's The Grand Wazoo solely on the basis of the cover.

The Grand Wazoo
15-07-2009, 22:22
I very nearly bought Zappa's The Grand Wazoo solely on the basis of the cover.

Hahahaha.
You should have got it. Brilliant album. You should hear 'Blessed Relief' - it's sublime. Sal Marquez plays trumpet on the album & shines from it like a beacon................Like I said brilliant!!

Spectral Morn
15-07-2009, 22:46
I bought this album purely on the cover and the title.

http://images.google.co.uk/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://vox2.cdn.amiestreet.com/album-art/Morning-Sci-Fi-by-Hybrid_iEoHIUODpKYx_full.jpg&usg=AFQjCNH06Dyi_J33CsKWGarjtaIkP_zBHw

The choice was inspired, stunning electronic, dance, rock...with hints of New Order at times, but so much more...WOW.

I did the same for Steve Miller's Afterlife album Lounge
http://images.google.co.uk/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://images.juno.co.uk/full/CS220010-01A-BIG.jpg&usg=AFQjCNGVz7D2pZvARCPddpkHa0C-sqwpNw
Again excellent pick, amazing chill out dance music.

This album caught my eye too, a purchase was made and I love it. Darren Tate strikes again. Its supposed to be trance, but I think its a great mix of up tempo chill out, with fantastic female vocals; from guest singers.
http://images.google.co.uk/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://aycu35.webshots.com/image/31874/2001025865380938994_fs.jpg&usg=AFQjCNGpy8WNwU4WpCRjlOsaJpcy5RyVeA

I buy a lot of albums via the covers, especially with genres I know little about...I mostly strike lucky. The three above, are notable successes.





Regards D S D L

The Grand Wazoo
15-07-2009, 22:56
Great stuff, Neil.
I love the first sleeve - especially the telephone pole in the background that's lying at such a 'jaunty angle'!

Spectral Morn
15-07-2009, 23:01
Great stuff, Neil.
I love the first sleeve - especially the telephone pole in the background that's lying at such a 'jaunty angle'!

That Hybrid album, is stunning ! In my top 20 albums ever. Their early stuff is quite good but that is the one that hits it for me. Their most recent effort was a let down IMHO.

Hybrid---Black Out (hard to pick a standout track But I love this one)
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Regards D S D L

The Grand Wazoo
15-07-2009, 23:07
That Hybrid album, is stunning ! In my top 20 albums ever. Their early stuff is quite good but that is the one that hits it for me. Their most recent effort was a let down IMHO.


Regards D S D L

I'll see if I can give it a whirl

Edit under one minute later..........Spinning now, thanks to Spotify.......I'll let you know what I think. (http://open.spotify.com/album/5JjA7rUjKmtjygA4arMrXF)

Spectral Morn
15-07-2009, 23:13
I'll see if I can give it a whirl

Edit under one minute later..........Spinning now, thanks to Spotify.......I'll let you know what I think. (http://open.spotify.com/album/5JjA7rUjKmtjygA4arMrXF)

Quite well recorded and not to compressed...excellent IMHO. I will be interested to read what you think.


Regards D S D L

The Grand Wazoo
15-07-2009, 23:49
Well Neil,
I'm halfway through track 7 ('We Are In Control') of 12 & I've got to say that this stuff's really not for me!
I'd never heard of this band, so it's nice to try something new out, but there's a little too much of 'yer electronicals' in there for my liking - I'm a lover of good old fashioned rock n roll I guess!

You never know, though, I might go back to it sometime for a reapraisal - never say never!

I'm constantly amazed at the wonder of Spotify though, when I can whistle up an entire album like that in seconds - fantastic!

The Grand Wazoo
15-07-2009, 23:56
Best album cover ever?
That's an easy one - 'Cheap Thrills' by Big Brother & the Holding Company.

http://paulocoelhoblog.com/images/image-of-the-day/robert-crumb-janis-joplin-cheap-thrills.jpg

A Robert Crumb cartoon. For more, see...............
http://lambiek.net/artists/c/crumb.htm
http://www.crumbproducts.com/





http://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/crumb/crumb_mr_natural_3.jpg

shane
16-07-2009, 08:23
I always liked this:
http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/416f7c8a22f3bfdde23d67f6b5e95be1/22076.jpg
but when I went to look for it I found this:
http://rateyourmusic.com/list/M_Patton/cover_artwork_by_hipgnosis
And couldn't make my mind up any more. What an extraordinary output these people had...

Spectral Morn
16-07-2009, 09:28
Well Neil,
I'm halfway through track 7 ('We Are In Control') of 12 & I've got to say that this stuff's really not for me!
I'd never heard of this band, so it's nice to try something new out, but there's a little too much of 'yer electronicals' in there for my liking - I'm a lover of good old fashioned rock n roll I guess!

You never know, though, I might go back to it sometime for a reapraisal - never say never!

I'm constantly amazed at the wonder of Spotify though, when I can whistle up an entire album like that in seconds - fantastic!

Fair enough, it would be a boring world if we all liked/loved the same thing. Yes sometimes when I go back to albums I was iffy about, on a revisit I warm to them; and sometimes I dislike them more....:lol:


Regards D S D L

Barry
16-07-2009, 11:53
Being someone who holds fairly high aesthetic values, I've been influenced in my buying habits to a certain extent by record sleeves (but very rarely by CD covers).

I just wondered what sleeves have made you buy (or not buy) albums in your collection.

Have your expectations been met?

What are, in your opinion, the best LP sleeves?

Starters for ten.

Albums I've bought purely because of the sleeve:
Grateful Dead - 'Blues for Allah' Expectations met, great album
http://hodja.files.wordpress.com/2008/01/allah.gif




Pure Prairie League - 'Bustin' Out' Didn't care if it was a good album - just love the sleeve!! (Quite like the album, though!)
http://www.interviewmagazine.com/cms/app/asset/action.php?a=createImage&id=8069&size_suffix=standalone


I've also bought loads of albums purely because I'd seen them in books of album sleeve art, they were obscure & I'd never heard of them in any other context & was intrigued.

Such as.........

http://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/e91e7cbc676282c76e58418d6468db39/147512.jpg

More later, perhaps, but in the meantime, what about you guys?

Greatful Dead, 'American Beauty' and 'Workingman's Dead'; both bought for their covers.

Quicksilver Messenger Service, 'Happy Trails'; bought for the cover but didn't get on with it, so gave disc away.

One record I don't think I could ever buy simply because of the cover:

Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, 'Weasles Ripped My Flesh'. Sorry Chris - that cover just gives me the creeps!

I'm sure there are a dozen or so others - will post them when they come to mind (and if this excellent thread starts to flag).

Glad to know there are others out there who buy books of record cover art. Your comment about CDs artwork tallies with mine - the CD is just too small to adequately display the artwork.

Barry
16-07-2009, 12:01
Best album cover ever?
That's an easy one - 'Cheap Thrills' by Big Brother & the Holding Company.

http://paulocoelhoblog.com/images/image-of-the-day/robert-crumb-janis-joplin-cheap-thrills.jpg

A Robert Crumb cartoon. For more, see...............
http://lambiek.net/artists/c/crumb.htm
http://www.crumbproducts.com/





http://www.lambiek.net/artists/c/crumb/crumb_mr_natural_3.jpg

Admirers of Robert Crumb's work might be interested in his 'coffee table' book:

'The R. C. Crumb Coffee Table ART BOOK - Crumb's Whole Career, from Shack to Chateau!', 1998 Bloomsbury, ISBN 0 7475 3816 6

Apart from the lettering on Janis Joplin's 'Cozmic Blues', did Crumb do any other record sleeve artwork?

The Grand Wazoo
16-07-2009, 12:08
Apart from the lettering on Janis Joplin's 'Cozmic Music', did Crumb do any other record sleeve artwork?


Well, I knew he did some - I remembered an album of harmonica blues - but I didn't realise it was this many............

http://web.comhem.se/~u87009324/crumbrecords.html

Barry
16-07-2009, 12:17
Well, I knew he did some - I remembered an album of harmonica blues - but I didn't realise it was this many............

http://web.comhem.se/~u87009324/crumbrecords.html

Oh bloody hell! That's another avenue of expenditure that has been opened up - especially as they are covers to blues artists that I like. Oh well, ever onwards and upwards.

The Grand Wazoo
16-07-2009, 16:52
Oh bloody hell! That's another avenue of expenditure that has been opened up - especially as they are covers to blues artists that I like. Oh well, ever onwards and upwards.
I've got a set of the Crumb 'Heroes of the Blues' cards which I've been meaning to have mounted & framed for years. (Can't find a picture framer I can trust though - they're all hooligans as far as I can tell)

http://www.deniskitchen.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=TC.DKP.HOB

http://www.deniskitchen.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/N.HOB.POSTCARD.B.JPG

Robert Crumb's brother-in-law (friend & next door neighbour) has an Ebay shop selling signed Crumb items.

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/merchant/8089alex

Joe
16-07-2009, 21:41
Hahahaha.
You should have got it. Brilliant album. You should hear 'Blessed Relief' - it's sublime. Sal Marquez plays trumpet on the album & shines from it like a beacon................Like I said brilliant!!

Strange as it may seem, I completely forgot that The Grand Wazoo was your user name! I have several other Zappa/Mothers records, though I must admit to preferring Zappa's 'song-based' stuff to his jazz noodling stuff.

One album I bought on the strength of the cover was Rod Stewart's 'Never A Dull Moment'. Generally though, back then I was so skint I thought long and hard before buying a record.

The Grand Wazoo
19-07-2009, 11:14
I have a small but growing collection of albums bought purely because of the supreme cheesiness of their sleeves.

Here's a good example:

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/5047/brubeck.jpg


I actually like Brubeck, so owning this album is no hardship!

Jason P
19-07-2009, 13:28
the web is a truly wonderful thing sometimes...

Clicky (http://www.topsocialite.com/the-27-most-hilarious-album-covers-of-all-time/)

There's plenty more out there. Could be a whole new album collection looming!!

Jason

DanJennings
22-07-2009, 18:25
here's a few of my faves....

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_jp0Ex5jAYqY/RmR0hYXI_II/AAAAAAAAAHA/HloqtqYcVWQ/s320/61A8Z7KAWEL._SS500_.jpe

http://images.bluebeat.com/an/6/2/2/8/l8226.jpg

http://publish.files.wordpress.com/2007/08/xtc_go_2_cover_500.gif


Tool - 1000 Days deserves an honourable mention for its 3d lenses thing.

I probably have bought a few records for the cover, but can only think of the spiritualized - pure electric mainline' with its glow in the dark plastic cover at the moment

The Grand Wazoo
25-07-2009, 16:22
Another cheesy classic:

Johnny 'Guitar' Watson - 'A Real Mother For Ya'

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/6844/imgp1703n.jpg

..........and that really is his mother - Wilma!

But these ladies are not.............

http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/839/imgp1704l.jpg

Beechwoods
26-07-2009, 19:01
One of the covers least likely to make me buy and album, but a seminal compilation of all that was good about Vertigo records in 1973...

http://i560.photobucket.com/albums/ss49/aos_images/beechwoods/R-640431-1145607930.jpg

Marco
26-07-2009, 21:59
All I'm getting is a red cross in a white box, matey :)

Do you have to be a member of Discogs to view it or something?

Marco.

Beechwoods
27-07-2009, 04:58
Oh the perils of hotlinking :) Should be fixed now. Hope it was worth it!

Marco
27-07-2009, 18:02
That's better... And yes it was worth it! :eyebrows:

What's 'hotlinking', btw - educate me :)

Marco.

Beechwoods
27-07-2009, 18:18
What's 'hotlinking', btw - educate me :)

Hotlinking is where you link to an external site without getting their permission first. Some sites allow it, others don't. Some sites allow it at first then pull the rug when the link gets used too much. It's a bit naughty if you do it too much (though I'm sure no-ones going to get their panties in a bunch over casual posts to an internet forum :))

Marco
27-07-2009, 18:38
Ah right, I see :)

Personally, I've found that nine times out of ten unless images posted here are hosted on the likes of Photobucket or Imageshack they show up (at least on my laptop) as a little red cross in a white box... This happens quite often in the gallery area.

Therefore, when posting images, I'd be inclined to get into a habit of always doing it though PB or IS to save the hassle :cool:

Marco.

Beechwoods
27-07-2009, 18:43
Deffo! Though if you're right on the 9/10 thing, I think there might be something up with your browser. I only get it occasionally :) :confused:

The Grand Wazoo
29-07-2009, 22:33
Suck it & See!!
I had that one........

.........but I wish I could find a copy of this one.
What a fine example of sleeve art!!!!!

http://lpcoverlover.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/04/img_3972-495x499.jpg

Alex_UK
09-08-2009, 23:02
I bought this album purely on the cover and the title.

http://images.google.co.uk/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://vox2.cdn.amiestreet.com/album-art/Morning-Sci-Fi-by-Hybrid_iEoHIUODpKYx_full.jpg&usg=AFQjCNH06Dyi_J33CsKWGarjtaIkP_zBHw

The choice was inspired, stunning electronic, dance, rock...with hints of New Order at times, but so much more...WOW.

I did the same for Steve Miller's Afterlife album Lounge
http://images.google.co.uk/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://images.juno.co.uk/full/CS220010-01A-BIG.jpg&usg=AFQjCNGVz7D2pZvARCPddpkHa0C-sqwpNw
Again excellent pick, amazing chill out dance music.

This album caught my eye too, a purchase was made and I love it. Darren Tate strikes again. Its supposed to be trance, but I think its a great mix of up tempo chill out, with fantastic female vocals; from guest singers.
http://images.google.co.uk/url?source=imgres&ct=img&q=http://aycu35.webshots.com/image/31874/2001025865380938994_fs.jpg&usg=AFQjCNGpy8WNwU4WpCRjlOsaJpcy5RyVeA

I buy a lot of albums via the covers, especially with genres I know little about...I mostly strike lucky. The three above, are notable successes.





Regards D S D L

Spooky - Whilst reading this thread Afterlife was already spinning in my player (try Speck of Gold too, if you can find it, and their latest (Electrosensitive) is a cracker too. I had "Finished Symphony" by Hybrid as the "wedding march" when I got married 2 years ago - love Hybrid - and Darren Tate's stuff - Horizons 01 and the Mondo Sessions being two CDs I'd recommend trying.

OK, well to get back on topic, I used to buy 1 CD a month that was completely "random" based on the cover - tried a few times, this was without doubt the best discovery:

http://www.trip-hop.net/images/jacquettes/big/149.jpg

Evan Dandoe's vocal on "Wake up in New York" still gives me goosebumps...

Spectral Morn
10-08-2009, 07:29
Spooky - Whilst reading this thread Afterlife was already spinning in my player (try Speck of Gold too, if you can find it, and their latest (Electrosensitive) is a cracker too. I had "Finished Symphony" by Hybrid as the "wedding march" when I got married 2 years ago - love Hybrid - and Darren Tate's stuff - Horizons 01 and the Mondo Sessions being two CDs I'd recommend trying.

OK, well to get back on topic, I used to buy 1 CD a month that was completely "random" based on the cover - tried a few times, this was without doubt the best discovery:

http://www.trip-hop.net/images/jacquettes/big/149.jpg

Evan Dandoe's vocal on "Wake up in New York" still gives me goosebumps...

Hi Alex


I managed via amazon to gather up as many of Steve Millers albums as I could(Afterlife). Simplicity two thousand, The album the single remixes-the journey and Speck of gold. All very good but for me Afterlife Lounge is the best. Darren Tate's pretty cool, came across him first with Angelic-Its my Turn.

I didn't know Afterlife had a new album out...I will have a look. Thanks for the Darren Tate suggestions as well.

If you can find it Northern lights by Lux is very good, Steve Miller (Afterlife) was involved, but it a rare album now. Some tracks are on the early Cafe del Mar compilations.


Regards D S D L

Alex_UK
10-08-2009, 13:00
Cheers Neil - Northern Lights duly ordered from an Amazon trader for 6.95 - new!

Spectral Morn
10-08-2009, 17:35
Cheers Neil - Northern Lights duly ordered from an Amazon trader for 6.95 - new!

Very good. Last time I looked 45 from America. I picked my copy up off a DJ site S/H in mint nick(still sealed), for about same as you have paid. I did a google image search and bobs your unkle I found one. Its a great album IMHO.



Regards D S D L

The Grand Wazoo
01-09-2009, 19:01
Two albums I originally bought because of the sleeve designs.

http://www.songsouponsea.com/Promenade/fullCourt.jpg

http://img13.nnm.ru/5/8/0/7/4/58074ad5a5e36204468c9051c73d77d3_full.jpg

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-SosAYdQDss/SCVJEWXyteI/AAAAAAAAAZc/pygWRfG-I5Q/s320/Bloodwyn+Pig+-+Ahead+Rings+Out+-+back_1779x1366.jpg


Both very quickly found their respective ways into my list of firm favourites - especially the Blodwyn Pig. If you've never heard of it & you like British blues rock or early Jethro Tull, you'll love this.

Beechwoods
01-09-2009, 19:53
I picked this album up based on the sleeve, which I still think is a classic, rather reminiscent of a Hopper painting, IMO. I did get to listen to a sample in the shop though I must admit... It is one of the best chilled out off-kilter slightly folk-tronica albums ever and I love it.

Manitoba - Start Breaking My Heart

http://www.theleaflabel.com/content/releases/large/bay%2016cd.jpg

dgdgdgdgdg
03-09-2009, 00:26
Gallon Drunk

Some Fools Mess EP

The Grand Wazoo
15-09-2010, 23:56
I was listening to some Jefferson Starship this evening & I went to change the record, selecting this one (their first as a band):

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_tLrhAmLUw8E/Skk6sPI_wFI/AAAAAAAABLY/Hb1LO4BbkZ0/s400/Jefferson+Starship+-+Dragon+Fly+-+Front2.JPG

When I removed the inner from the outer sleeve, something fell out. I remembered what it was - a page from a copy of Readers Digest with an advert for Waterman pens. When I was a teenager a friend was at my house & we were listening to this album, during which time he picked up a copy of said periodical, opened it up to read at a random page..........this one
























http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_CjQl5EAPz84/SfxzpTGL2UI/AAAAAAAALkw/yvb_jmIgots/s400/PeterLloyd-waterman2.jpg

Alex_UK
16-09-2010, 09:44
Now that is spooky! :eek:

(I love Waterman pens, BTW, I have several, though none of their truly esoteric ones, my favourite I own being a L'Etalon (http://www.krewalk.com/Pens_Lg/WatermanLetalon.jpg) in black and gold.)

Rare Bird
16-09-2010, 09:46
Both very quickly found their respective ways into my list of firm favourites - especially the Blodwyn Pig. If you've never heard of it & you like British blues rock or early Jethro Tull, you'll love this.

Real shame when Abrahams left Tull..

I prefer Blodwyns 2nd album...

Marco
16-09-2010, 10:47
Hi Chris,


http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_-SosAYdQDss/SCVJEWXyteI/AAAAAAAAAZc/pygWRfG-I5Q/s320/Bloodwyn+Pig+-+Ahead+Rings+Out+-+back_1779x1366.jpg


Aside from the rather interesting artwork, I couldn't help but notice something written on the top L/H corner of the CD, which says: 'AAD'.

That brings back fond memories when CDs were mastered and produced via an analogue source and subsequent associated equipment, until the final digital process, and marked as such on the CD, i.e. 'AAD'.

My experience of such CDs in my collection is that they invariably sound significantly better than their 'ADD' or 'DDD' counterparts, which kind of tells its own story... ;)

What are your thoughts in that respect in terms of the Blodwyn Pig album? :)

Marco.

The Grand Wazoo
16-09-2010, 18:31
Hi Chris,



Aside from the rather interesting artwork, I couldn't help but notice something written on the top L/H corner of the CD, which says: 'AAD'.

That brings back fond memories when CDs were mastered and produced via an analogue source and subsequent associated equipment, until the final digital process, and marked as such on the CD, i.e. 'AAD'.

My experience of such CDs in my collection is that they invariably sound significantly better than their 'ADD' or 'DDD' counterparts, which kind of tells its own story... ;)

What are your thoughts in that respect in terms of the Blodwyn Pig album? :)

Marco.

Interesting question, but I'm afraid I don't have a bleedin' clue to the answer Marco. I've got two copies of this album & they're both AAA!
One is an early vinyl pressing and the other is a recent heavy vinyl repressing.

campbell mac
16-09-2010, 18:56
I haven't figured out how to put up pictures yet but two albums from my youth bought for the cover which I still play are Passion Play by Jethro Tull and Captain Lockheed & the Starfighters by Bob Calvert. I also have Grand Wazoo, excellent cover as are many Zappa Covers. Uncle Meat I didn't get on with but Thing Fish lives up to its cover potential.

The Grand Wazoo
16-09-2010, 19:02
I haven't figured out how to put up pictures yet ...........

Try looking here for some help on that score:
http://theartofsound.net/forum/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=7549

Marco
16-09-2010, 19:31
Hi Chris,


Interesting question, but I'm afraid I don't have a bleedin' clue to the answer Marco. I've got two copies of this album & they're both AAA!
One is an early vinyl pressing and the other is a recent heavy vinyl repressing.

What I meant was if the 'AAD' CD you have of the Blodwyn Pig album sounds better than most of your modern CDs, which are, of course, generally all produced as 'DDD'.

I usually find that my 'AAD' CDs sound much more natural and musical, pretty much like good vinyl does on my T/T :)

Marco.

The Grand Wazoo
16-09-2010, 19:35
Yes, I know what you meant but I don't have a CD - that picture was snaffled from the web. My copies of the album are all analogue - hence AAA.

The AAD CD's that I do have do seem better than the DDD ones though.

Pierre De Grenoble
16-09-2010, 20:24
Bought this down the booty approx 6 months ago, expecting the music to be not to my taste (and it isn't), late 60's Japanese "Top Of The Pops" type thingie, in a superb deluxe and heavy (270grams gatefold sleeve) keep thinking about framing it...:eyebrows:

how this ever found it's way to Cardiff.......:scratch:

Front:-

http://i26.servimg.com/u/f26/11/86/26/64/cover-11.jpg

Rear:-

http://i26.servimg.com/u/f26/11/86/26/64/cover-12.jpg

The Grand Wazoo
20-09-2010, 22:03
This has to be one of my favourite covers too I suppose:

T Rex - 'Electric Warrior'

http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/7903-electric-warrior.jpg

Alex_UK
26-03-2013, 09:52
After spotting the under-noted album in my collection in I wondered if we'd ever had a "dodgy album covers" thread, and unless my search ability has failed me (probably) this thread is about the closest I can find.

So, one of the worst covers in the history of covers - what was he thinking? I suppose it was the 80's... I give you Rick James and 1981's "Street Songs" :eek:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51H8LGsSBkL._SL500_SS500_.jpg

1982's follow up "Throwin' Down" wasn't much better!

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51bjM%2Bt4I%2BL._SL500_SS500_.jpg

Not bad funk, though - once you get over the covers!

Rare Bird
26-03-2013, 11:21
I could list tons of ace covers=ace albums

Barry
27-03-2013, 13:13
This has to be one of my favourite covers too I suppose:

T Rex - 'Electric Warrior'

http://cdn.pitchfork.com/media/7903-electric-warrior.jpg

Nice cover - shame about the content! :D