This is a bit of a toughie-- there are so many great covers to choose from.But I think the one album cover that packs the biggest emotional wallop for me is Billy Joel's The Stranger. I still remember being about 3 or 4 years old and wandering into my sister, Laurie's, bedroom and asking her to play her 8 track of that album and then I'd ask her a barrage of questions about the picture on the sleeve of the 8-track which she did her best to answer.
So many to choose from! My favorite classic rock album covers:The Police, SynchronicityKing Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson KingLed Zeppelin, Physical GraffitiThe Who, Who's NextGenesis, DukeSteve Hackett, Voyage of the AcolyteAnd I'm putting links to both this and your Ramble On blog up on my site. Keep the good stuff coming!-- david
I put a link to this blog up on mine, I may also add your Ramble On blog to my blog.
Some other favorite album covers include:Sons of Champlin Loosen Up NaturallyChicago XIGenesis Selling England By the PoundElton John Goodbye Yellow Brick RoadToto HydraPeter Cetera s/t debutThe Beach Boys Smile (even though the album was never actually released, I kind of prefer the original Beach Boys cover art to the cover art that Brian Wilson inevitably used for his completed version)Styx The Grand IllusionBut the best cover art, imho, is that which was designed by Roger Dean (most of Yes album covers and many of Asia's album covers as well). Dean's lush "futurescapes" are all quite pleasing to the eye.
Queen's news of the world. nuff said.
I always loved the cover of "Some Girls" when I was little. I loved playing with all the faces. It's still my favorite Stones album, but not for that reason!The cover for Duran Duran's "Rio" is pretty cool. I also always thought Kansas had some pretty groovy covers, especially "Point of Know Return".
You additions are great. Well done. I forgot to mention Black Sabbath's frist album -- the cover fits the music so well!-- david
Let's see, I would sayIron Maiden-The number of the beastBlack Sabbath-s/tLed Zeppelin-Houses of the holyRush-Grace under pressureDio-The last in lineKansas-Point of no returnRolling Stones-Exile on main streetRainbow-RisingVan Halen-1984
Off the top of my head...Zappa - We're Only in It for the MoneyVelvet Teen - Out of the Fierce ParadeMinutemen - Double Nickels on the DimeMars Volta - Deloused in the Comatorium (jellyfish side)Any Iron Maiden albumJanes Addiction - Nothing's Shocking
Stones: Sticky FingersStones: Throught the Past DarklyThe Clash: London CallingNirvana: NevermindRoxy Music: Country lifeSpringsteen: DarknessNeil Young: After the Gold Rush (inside cover)
Ok, Rick...only for you will I backtrack on my blog and add these. I almost put Nevermind on here cause to be honest, I love the little naked boy grabbing for money in the pool with his little penis showing. It says a lot.
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