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The Cover Art of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

Neatorama presents a guest post from actor, comedian, and voiceover artist Eddie Deezen. Visit Eddie at his website. It is the most famous rock album cover of all time: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. One of the many things that still fascinate us about this incredible album is the cover. The concept [...]

11 Album Covers Re-imagined with Clipart

The album cover meme is bound to jump the shark soon. In the meantime, there’s a fun tumblr called Clipart Covers. On the blog, they say “Classic (and not so classic) Album Covers in Clipart and Comic Sans”. Below are my 11 favorites but there are dozens more, so be sure to check them out. [...]

The Stories Behind 11 Classic Album Covers

1. The Velvet Underground & Nico, aka “The Banana Album” (1967) The Velvet Underground & Nico Design by Andy Warhol With apologies to Carmen Miranda and Chiquita, the world’s most famous banana is the ripe, peelable print on the cover of the Velvets’ debut. Designed by pop artist Andy Warhol, the image was a silkscreen made from simple black-and-white [...]

The Late Movies: Songs About November

Today marks the first day of November. We’re still recovering from our Halloween candy hangover, so we’re keeping things simple with tonight’s Late Movies. Here are six songs about the month of November. Add them to your playlist and keep them in heavy rotation this month. November Rain Guns N’ Roses’ 1992 hit had one of the [...]

The True Stories Behind 10 Bad Album Covers

Even though it’s been years since Ransom Riggs posted about bad album art, those “what were they thinking?” covers have stuck with me all this time. After I wiped away the initial tears of laughter, it occurred to me that bargain bin recording artists are people, too. In the interest of balanced reporting, I hereby [...]

Classic Album Covers over Real Life

Photographer Matthieu Raffard superimposed classic LP album covers over appropriate backgrounds for an ad campaign for the French radio station Ouï FM. Above is Roxy Music’s 1975 album Siren overlaying the French city of Brest. Link (Google Translate) | Photographer’s Website

Bjork Releases The First Ever "iPad Album"

Bjork’s new album may sound good to her fans, but the real value is in its interactivity with the iPad. All of the songs on her album will have their own custom-designed app, that allow users to manipulate the songs on the device. The first song released revolves around the formation of crystals in the [...]

Beatles Baby Quilt

Redditor suziecreamcheese made this quilt for a baby shower. Each quilt block is a representation of a Beatles album cover. I think she nailed the White Album, don’t you? Link -via Blame It On The Voices

The Late Movies: Steve Earle

In February, I braved the frozen tundra of Philadelphia’s Fishtown neighborhood to see Steve Earle in the intimate confines of the upstairs room at Johnny Brenda’s. I’ve been a fan of Earle’s for a long time and will happily, openly disagree with George Jones fans about who the “greatest living country singer” is, but seeing [...]

Masterpieces: Marvin Gaye’s What’s Going On

by Bill Demain Only one man could make an album about poverty, drugs, and the Vietnam War sound sexy and soulful. That man was Marvin Gaye, and his vision changed the music industry forever. On what would have been his 72nd birthday, let’s look back at What’s Going On. In November 1970, Marvin Gaye brought Motown Records [...]