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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 18, 2010 6:40:11 PM PDT
Cannibal Corpse album covers stand out in a category of their own.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2010 12:43:12 PM PDT
Pat,
Thank you for your kind words.
Our friend Joe the Priest saw Ringo recently, and Paul showed up to sing 'Birthday' on Ringo's birthday.
I like both Lynyrd Skynyrd and Frampton, and look forward to the broadcast. I have a good Skynyrd story to share some time.
Take care, John

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 1:14:05 PM PDT
Cain Knobel says:
What's Wrong With This Picture - Andrew Gold. It's a Where's Waldo of silliness.

Posted on Jul 19, 2010 1:39:20 PM PDT
Wow..hasn't anyone mentioned Dark Side of the Moon?! Yes, its simplistic..but my God..its one of the most iconic album covers of all time! And I have to agree..as far as an album by album basis, Iron Maiden is one of the best..gotta love Eddie!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 19, 2010 5:22:39 PM PDT
Hi, John! Hi, Joe!
Great! Keep in Touch, Guys!
American Masters just showed
a fine Neil Young documentary last night (in So Cal).
I'm not a huge fan, but it was really good!
Try and catch it if you can. It's also on video.
Looking forward to the Skynyrd story, John.
Will check back soon.
'Bye for Now. Pat.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 20, 2010 2:26:14 PM PDT
EpsilonX says:
a few people mention DSotM

Posted on Jul 20, 2010 2:51:03 PM PDT
For me one of my favorite is Genesis-Seconds Out
The two banks of lights at the top and the smoke just harkens back to the good old days of rock concerts. This cover says it all for me. In case you're wondering I am a bit partial to Genesis since it is my favorite band of all time.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 21, 2010 1:31:53 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 21, 2010 1:34:59 PM PDT
Patrick,
Here's my Lynyrd Skynyrd story. I'm a big time Who fan. I've seen them many times. In the summer of 1973 they were doing their Quadrophenia tour. I went to see them at Madison Square Garden. The opening act was Lynyrd Skynyrd. I had never heard of them. I arrived late while Skynyrd was playing. I thought they were ok, but I was hoping they would finish soon, so The Who would come on. Most people were not paying attention to them. People were walking around, and talking, and not at their seats. Skynyrd started their last song, 'Free Bird'. Little by little, people started to pay attention. By the time the song was finished, everyone was at their seat, jumping up and down, and screaming for more. It was a memorable performance. I knew they were something special. The next day I bought their first album. I've been a fan ever since.
John C

Posted on Jul 22, 2010 7:49:43 AM PDT
vivazappa says:
1-Who's Next
2-Thick As a Brick...if you have the copy with the full newspaper
3-Relayer
4-Country Life
Brain Salad Surgery
Street Survivors
Wish You Were Here
Rainbow Rising
Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Born in the USA...just kidding!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2010 5:18:03 PM PDT
Hi, John! Cool!
Glad to hear that you got to see the original LS group.
Did you ever see them again after that night, when you
were more familiar with them? I hope you did, but I figure no, since you didn't mention it. Anyway, cool. Take Care, John. I'll try to post a few more 'Best Album Covers' if I can think of any personal favorites or wild obscure ones. Sincerely, Pat

Posted on Jul 22, 2010 7:01:39 PM PDT
mooveeFAN says:
Concrete Blonde - Bloodletting

Posted on Jul 22, 2010 7:20:13 PM PDT
M. Butler says:
The Ohio Players "Skin Tight" Proof positive less is more!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2010 11:26:14 PM PDT
Almost all Ohio Players album covers, really... Rattlesnake, Honey, Fire, etc...

Posted on Jul 23, 2010 1:19:44 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 23, 2010 1:20:49 AM PDT
Benniebo1 says:
I have to mention Storm Thorgeston aka Hipgnosis (www.stormthorgerson.com), responsible for Pink Floyd, Muse, Mars Volta, Ween etc cd covers.
Korn- S/T (1994) & Life Is Peachy
Tool (all album covers, and inside sleeves) *LP gatefold for Aenima especially*
Slayer- Reign In Blood
Cypress Hill- Black Sunday
NIN- Year Zero, trifold artwork of the houses.
Deftones- Deftones, cover & inside booklet
Muse- Absolution, cover and typography in booklet by Stan Winston
Mars Volta- De-loused... front and back covers
Pink Floyd- Wish you were here
Rammstein- Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da, 8 panel digipak
Dead Kennedys- FFFRV & PSD, lp booklet & fold out poster designed by Stan Winston
Green Day- Insomniac
System Of A Down- Toxicity

Posted on Jul 23, 2010 6:56:36 AM PDT
X. Hippy says:
The original "Let It Be" album which came in a box; the original "Court of the Crimson King " which was a pull out and had the dimpled cover and the original Beatles album (which was pulled) which showed them dressed up as butchers, all bloody with pieces of meat all over the place.

Posted on Oct 25, 2010 11:26:27 AM PDT
johnny says:
true blue-madonna; heaven on earth-belinda carlisle;

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 7:11:26 PM PDT
Aladin Sane - David Bowie

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 10:44:07 AM PST
mac says:
I bought the European version of "Outsideinside" by Blue Cheer in 1968. It had that wild red/blue striped photo of Dick, Leigh and Paul in high def vivid colors. They looked so insanely cool, I had to buy it. Looking back, I now consider that to be the first "Heavy Metal" album ever made.

Posted on Jan 11, 2012 11:36:18 AM PST
Rainbow- Rainbow Rising
ELP - Brain Salad Surgery
Grateful Dead - Blues For Allah
Black Sabbath - Sabbath Bloody Sabbath
Any Yes album drawn by Roger Dean
Molly Hatchet - Debut & Flirting With Disaster (Both GREAT Frank Frazetta paintings)

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 10:08:35 AM PST
Relayer - Yes
Burgers - Hot Tuna
Fish Out of Water - Chris Squire
Pearl - Janis Joplin
Rubber Soul - Beatles
Just Like Us - Paul Revere & the Raiders
Their Satanic Majesties Request - Stones

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 12:13:32 AM PST
Abbey Road. Classic cover!!

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 1:24:19 AM PST
K. Neubauer says:
KISS Love Gun
The Beach Boys Pet Sounds
Rod Stewart Footloose & Fancy Free
Alice Cooper From The Inside, Goes ti Hell, Welcome to my Nightmare, Killer, & Constrictor!

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 1:29:53 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Feb 5, 2012 1:30:14 AM PST
The Nightfly by Donald Fagan. Posing as a 1950's disc-jockey with the Chesterfield's next to the turntable. Classic!!!

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 4:01:22 AM PST
Dark Side of the Moon- Pink Floyd
Clutching at Straws/Misplaced Childhood - Marillion

Posted on Feb 5, 2012 4:14:07 AM PST
Spinal Tap - Smell The Glove
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