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What albums/CDs have your purchased because you liked the cover art.
6/29/12 | myself

Posted on 06/29/2012 9:23:38 AM PDT by GSWarrior

What albums/CDs have your purchased because you liked the cover art--never having heard anything from the band before-- that became one of your favorite artists?

Squeeze -- Cool For Cats
XTC -- Go 2
Roxy Music -- Siren


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Friday is a good day for a frivolous music thread.
1 posted on 06/29/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: GSWarrior

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2 posted on 06/29/2012 9:24:41 AM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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I picked up a Molly Hatchet album for the Frazetta cover.

Freegards


3 posted on 06/29/2012 9:26:46 AM PDT by Ransomed
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Nils Lofgren’s Breakaway Angel. I’d gone to the store intending to buy some Nils, when deciding which one the one with the Ralph Steadman called to me, as his art so often does.


4 posted on 06/29/2012 9:27:32 AM PDT by discostu (Listen, do you smell something?)
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"Eat a Peach" by the Allman Brothers Band. The inside album art was pure late 70's wild. Good music.


5 posted on 06/29/2012 9:29:17 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (Meh.)
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I loved the Cirque Du Soleil music from their CD “Mystere” and bought several other CDs back in the 90s without knowing what the music was based completely on their cover art.

Some were hit or miss, but I generally liked what I got.


6 posted on 06/29/2012 9:29:46 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: GSWarrior

Roxy Music (Avalon)


8 posted on 06/29/2012 9:30:36 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: 6SJ7
OK.

I give up.

I can't find Waldo.

9 posted on 06/29/2012 9:31:17 AM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: GSWarrior; a fool in paradise

10 posted on 06/29/2012 9:31:31 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: formosa

Roxy Music certainly had some striking album covers.


11 posted on 06/29/2012 9:32:12 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: formosa

Eldorado, by ELO. Can anyone post an image for me?


12 posted on 06/29/2012 9:32:24 AM PDT by KT22
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To: GSWarrior

It didn't take long before I became a Ken Snyder groupie, following him from Holiday Inn lounges, to Music Fairs, and Amusement Parks. That was the best summer of my life... until he went Sandusky on me.


13 posted on 06/29/2012 9:32:51 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: GSWarrior
Well, I bought the Elmer City Rambling Dogs LP for the cover art, but never actually listened to it.
14 posted on 06/29/2012 9:35:21 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: GSWarrior; a fool in paradise
a-wop bop a-loo bop a-lop bam boom


15 posted on 06/29/2012 9:36:03 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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None.

If I liked the art, I bought a poster.


16 posted on 06/29/2012 9:37:04 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1256 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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17 posted on 06/29/2012 9:37:43 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: Ransomed

Iron Maiden “Killers” with Paul DiAnno, before Bruce Dickinson was the frontman.

One of my little league baseball buddies brought the Kiss “Destroyer” album over to my house.

At about 11 years old, I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. It was a good album, as well.


18 posted on 06/29/2012 9:38:42 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was, as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
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It wasn’t art, it was poetry.

Back around ‘78 Neil Young was quoted in Rolling Stone,
about his Rust... tour:

“I just wanted those kids to think this was the
loudest f_cking thing they ever heard.”

“At last”, I thought, “here’s somebody who understands.”

(pardon, but what was that you said?)


19 posted on 06/29/2012 9:41:26 AM PDT by tsomer
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To: GSWarrior

Badfinger - No Dice


20 posted on 06/29/2012 9:43:26 AM PDT by Blogatron (Brought to you by The American Frog Council; 'Frog - The other green meat')
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To: GSWarrior

My older sisters had the LP with the photo of the jeans and the real zipper! Heady days!!

M


21 posted on 06/29/2012 9:44:37 AM PDT by ArtDodger
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Don’t think I ever purchased an album for the cover art. However, below are some I thought were cool back in the day -
Savoy Brown - Street Corner Talking
T. Rex - Electric Warrior
Faces - Oh La La
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
Queen - News of the World


22 posted on 06/29/2012 9:45:43 AM PDT by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: ArtDodger

Even better was the Velvet Underground album with the peelable banana designed by Andy Warhol. They’re worth a lot of money now if the banana was never peeled.


23 posted on 06/29/2012 9:48:48 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: GSWarrior
Friday is a good day for a frivolous music thread.

And this is.

Answer: 0

If I want to look at softcore porn, I won't buy a CD by a talentless bimbo pictured writhing on the cover.

24 posted on 06/29/2012 9:50:03 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: GSWarrior

Derek and the Dominoes - Layla


25 posted on 06/29/2012 9:50:40 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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26 posted on 06/29/2012 9:51:51 AM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Revolting cat!

Remember the “Sticky Fingers” cover? It even had a subtle “bulge” in the appropriate spot.


27 posted on 06/29/2012 9:52:08 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: GSWarrior

None.Every album/CD I’ve ever bought was bought because I knew,or at least suspected,that there was at least one song...or one passage...that I’d enjoy.


28 posted on 06/29/2012 9:53:20 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Bill Ayers Was *Not* "Just Some Guy In The Neighborhood")
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To: formosa

“Roxy Music (Avalon)”
I can’t say I have ever bought an album got its cover, but Avalon is on one of the coolest albums ever made (great cover art too).


29 posted on 06/29/2012 9:56:26 AM PDT by Jakarta ex-pat
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What albums/CDs have your purchased because you liked the cover art.

A thread for those with money to burn!

Something for everyone!

30 posted on 06/29/2012 9:56:36 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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the Beatles white cover album.


31 posted on 06/29/2012 9:57:47 AM PDT by brivette
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I was much younger then, BUT:

Queen - News Of The World
The Cars - Candy O
Kiss - Destroyer
Scorpions - Love At First Sting and Blackout


32 posted on 06/29/2012 9:58:16 AM PDT by Wright Wing
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The original (uncensored) cover of Golden Earring’s - Moontan. (the album with Radar Love)


33 posted on 06/29/2012 10:00:39 AM PDT by circlecity
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34 posted on 06/29/2012 10:00:39 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Goode over evil. Voting for mitt or obie is like throwing your country away.)
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Loved the Gabriel-Era Genesis Album covers


35 posted on 06/29/2012 10:06:50 AM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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I had the Thick as a Brick LP when it came out in all it's glory. Little Milton's collaborator flashing her undies was pretty funny at the time.

But making it like a multi-page newspaper with all the satirical articles was very cool.


36 posted on 06/29/2012 10:10:14 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: dragnet2; GSWarrior

PORT SAID -—— when I was thirteen.


37 posted on 06/29/2012 10:11:09 AM PDT by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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I bought for the music but really like the cover art:

Every Good boy deserves favor..moody blues

Isle of View....Jimmy Spherris

Welcome to the Soul Farm..Aeon’s Promise


38 posted on 06/29/2012 10:11:59 AM PDT by aces
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I had this album. Great songs, great cover.

39 posted on 06/29/2012 10:13:33 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: ChildOfThe60s
I think Tull stole that concept from the Four Seasons.


40 posted on 06/29/2012 10:16:12 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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41 posted on 06/29/2012 10:16:35 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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I listend to this YouTube version of a Buxtehude Alleluia and got fascinated both with the music and the painting that the YouTube poster showed during most of the playing of the music (the first art work that briefly appears is thought by some to be a painting of Buxtehude).

Unfortunately, the art work on the actual CD cover is not as inspiring as the YouTube art work. I keep seeing various things, a huge face, small figures, etc., in the YouTube painting. I keep wondering who painted it.

Enjoy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crGdezCHud8


42 posted on 06/29/2012 10:21:47 AM PDT by rustbucket
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To: Revolting cat!

BOB DYLAN’S DREAM


43 posted on 06/29/2012 10:21:57 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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44 posted on 06/29/2012 10:25:20 AM PDT by Boogieman
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the “Legend” album by Poco. Shows a nicely stylized drawing of a galloping horse (which was actually drawn by Phil Hartman, the late comedian)


45 posted on 06/29/2012 10:25:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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46 posted on 06/29/2012 10:27:06 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: GSWarrior

People still buy CDs? They still make CDs?

And if you are buying music for the picture on the cover, wouldn’t it just be cheaper to download the image?


47 posted on 06/29/2012 10:28:25 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: GSWarrior; Slings and Arrows; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono
All of them.


48 posted on 06/29/2012 10:33:44 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Fools.Damn fools.Welcome to the USSA. Socialism is slavery to the State and the Supreme Court did it)
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To: a fool in paradise

Well, whatever floats your boat....


49 posted on 06/29/2012 10:34:49 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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Nectar - Remember the Future


50 posted on 06/29/2012 10:38:24 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (ABO 2012)
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