Album Covers featuring Yawnsomely Literal Cover Art in regards to said album's title.

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stevem (blueski), Friday, 30 January 2004 00:07 (seventeen years ago) link

i may have confused this thread with the Album Covers featuring Twats actually

stevem (blueski), Friday, 30 January 2004 00:08 (seventeen years ago) link

vahid (vahid), Friday, 30 January 2004 00:09 (seventeen years ago) link

wait i take that back

vahid (vahid), Friday, 30 January 2004 00:10 (seventeen years ago) link

on the left 'Keep on Pushing'

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000013BQ.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

rw, Friday, 30 January 2004 00:17 (seventeen years ago) link

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000001FCG.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg


You can't seem'em in a pic this small, but NRBQ themselves are sitting in the seats.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 30 January 2004 00:17 (seventeen years ago) link

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000024MZ.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Gear! (Gear!), Friday, 30 January 2004 00:19 (seventeen years ago) link

That Impressions record is the dorkiest album cover I've seen in a long long time.

Mr. Snrub (Mr. Snrub), Friday, 30 January 2004 00:31 (seventeen years ago) link

I think it's terrific!

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 30 January 2004 00:32 (seventeen years ago) link

You can't seem'em in a pic this small, but NRBQ themselves are sitting in the seats.
This makes it not so literal, doesn't it? Since the record is of them performing, not attending?

The Springfield says something about American notions of "working class"!

no opinion, Friday, 30 January 2004 06:21 (seventeen years ago) link

No, it's a studio record. The cover depicts them literally at Yankee Stadium. It's a joke, geddit?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 30 January 2004 06:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Where approximately are they seated?

jim wentworth (wench), Friday, 30 January 2004 06:46 (seventeen years ago) link

The Springfield says something about American notions of "working class"!

well, the dog could be a waiter...

jody (Jody Beth Rosen), Friday, 30 January 2004 06:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Upper decks somewhere, if I remember correctly. "Green Light" is on this record (easily their most enjoyable track).

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 30 January 2004 06:47 (seventeen years ago) link

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B0000025BI.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

may pang (maypang), Friday, 30 January 2004 06:54 (seventeen years ago) link

http://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000001FU3.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpg

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 30 January 2004 06:58 (seventeen years ago) link

It's a joke, geddit?
I do now! Guess it worked...

no opinion, Friday, 30 January 2004 07:15 (seventeen years ago) link

also rick springfield's australian

cinniblount (James Blount), Friday, 30 January 2004 07:15 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.weezer.com/info/tunes/weezercover.jpg

DJ Mencap (DJ Mencap), Friday, 30 January 2004 09:57 (seventeen years ago) link

http://members.aol.com/_ht_a/MrHCIHF/RecCovrs/oof.gif

Old Fart!!! (oldfart_sd), Friday, 30 January 2004 15:09 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.rollingstones.cwc.net/81.jpg

mark grout (mark grout), Friday, 30 January 2004 15:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Err...but Mark, that album's called Sucking in the 70's. I don't see in sucking go on.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 30 January 2004 15:23 (seventeen years ago) link

i see a lot of sucking going on with regard to that record

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 30 January 2004 15:26 (seventeen years ago) link

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc500/c578/c57845x1b6e.jpg
Believe it or not, the name of this album is "The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken"

BrianB (BrianB), Friday, 30 January 2004 15:28 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.lp-cd.de/1/14120_01.jpg

Tracer Hand (tracerhand), Friday, 30 January 2004 15:29 (seventeen years ago) link

billy joel looks so cool in that! I wonder if he went to see The Dictators back in the day, or something... maybe The Hassle even opened for them!

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 30 January 2004 15:37 (seventeen years ago) link

on his foot there, do you think that's wear-and-tear on the album cover or is it salt-stains on his zippered ankle boots? salt stains on rock boots are awesome.

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 30 January 2004 15:39 (seventeen years ago) link

billy definitely could have hung out with these dudes:
http://thedictators.com/pix2000/prayos.jpg

Fritz Wollner (Fritz), Friday, 30 January 2004 15:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Billy is looking so WILLIAMSBURG HIPSTER in that PIC...those jeans alone would probably go for $125 now days.


OTM re: Salt Stained Rock Boots, AWESOME!


very punk.

ddb, Friday, 30 January 2004 16:12 (seventeen years ago) link

Do my eyes deceive me...or is that a LITTLE bit of SIDEPIPE there too?

who knew.

ddb, Friday, 30 January 2004 16:14 (seventeen years ago) link

Billy looks cool, but his reflection is the campest way to have a chest-burster kill you ever.

Llahtuos Kcin (Nick Southall), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:33 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.unitedmanchester.com/music/photos/ThinLizzy-jailbreak.jpg

ddb, Friday, 30 January 2004 16:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Good lord! That Foghat cover is absolutely brilliant.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Friday, 30 January 2004 16:46 (seventeen years ago) link

also rick springfield's australian
Yeah but I bet the genius execs who came up with/approved the cover were not.

no opinion, Friday, 30 January 2004 18:14 (seventeen years ago) link

There's probably 100 better examples of this one, but this was all I could find...
http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drf600/f684/f68455dz5c6.jpg

dave225 (Dave225), Friday, 30 January 2004 20:27 (seventeen years ago) link

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc300/c338/c33854qn9sy.jpg

Joseph McCombs, Friday, 30 January 2004 21:48 (seventeen years ago) link

It depends, OleM, are you talking about this?:

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc000/c019/c0197023990.jpg

..or this?:

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/dre200/e249/e24927z3kre.jpg

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 30 January 2004 22:27 (seventeen years ago) link

"Believe it or not, the name of this album is "The Earth, a Small Man, His Dog and a Chicken"
-- BrianB"

But the cover has a cock, not a chicken.
Ahhhhhh...

Stupid (Stupid), Friday, 30 January 2004 22:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Hmm... I was thining of 'hen'...

*slaps forehead*

Stupid (Stupid), Friday, 30 January 2004 22:32 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.mindcrime.biz/holy.jpg

udu wudu (udu wudu), Friday, 30 January 2004 22:36 (seventeen years ago) link

What's the title of the above?

no opinion, Friday, 30 January 2004 23:19 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm fixing a hole...in this drainpipe!

“Heroin” (ft. Bobby Gillespie) (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 8 August 2021 18:27 (two months ago) link

hahaha

I honk along darkened Bobo-doors (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 8 August 2021 18:28 (two months ago) link

http://www.website.com/image.jpeg

mick moloney strings attached

no lime tangier, Monday, 9 August 2021 01:23 (two months ago) link

four weeks pass...

I would opine that is playing on two meanings of the phrase, or illustrating a different meaning than Shakespeare intended. Great album in any event.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 21:52 (one month ago) link

For our American friends. Bowlers in cricket will routinely keep one side of the cricket ball shiny by rubbing it on their trousers - it helps the bowler to swing the ball through the air - hence the red mark on this fellow's trousrs.

How does Spock's brain come into this? (Tom D.), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 22:16 (one month ago) link

Thanks for that – I was assuming it was something scandalously dirty, good to know it's cricket.

tumblin’ dice outro (morrisp), Wednesday, 8 September 2021 22:26 (one month ago) link

Don’t forget Argus (“a watchful guardian”):

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/0/0d/Wishbone_Ash_-_Argus.jpg

tumblin’ dice outro (morrisp), Thursday, 9 September 2021 01:48 (one month ago) link

I didn't know what an argus was until now, so to me that's not "yawnsomely" literal.

nickn, Thursday, 9 September 2021 02:26 (one month ago) link

Well, it’s literal cover art (per preceding post)

tumblin’ dice outro (morrisp), Thursday, 9 September 2021 02:27 (one month ago) link

(all these Wishbone covers have a certain non-yawnsome degree of creativity to my eyes)

tumblin’ dice outro (morrisp), Thursday, 9 September 2021 02:28 (one month ago) link

That's because they're mostly hipgnosis covers. Agree that they're a cut above the usual fare in this thread.

enochroot, Thursday, 9 September 2021 02:46 (one month ago) link

Had genuinely never spotted the 'dates' pun before

john landis as man being smashed into window (uncredited) (Matt #2), Thursday, 9 September 2021 21:10 (one month ago) link

A non-global-sport-specific semipun playing on a quote from a famous play... There's the Rub doesn't belong anywhere near this thread.

The self-titled I'd allow.

Hipgnosis covers are generally vile and horrendous.

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 9 September 2021 22:27 (one month ago) link

Apologies if this has been mentioned upthread (I couldn't find it) but force it/faucet:

https://img.discogs.com/UuLMNK913NlBciJKnMJnO-CJXxU=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/R-12143606-1529173933-2984.jpeg.jpg

giraffe, Friday, 10 September 2021 09:28 (one month ago) link

"Force It" doesn't work very well in the U.S., where in most inflections "force it" and "faucet" don't sound at all alike

Lee626, Monday, 13 September 2021 04:03 (one month ago) link

yes, that one took me a really long time to understand

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 13 September 2021 05:13 (one month ago) link

"Force It" doesn't work very well in the U.S., where in most inflections "force it" and "faucet" don't sound at all alike

It doesn't work in the UK either where no-one uses the word faucet.

How does Spock's brain come into this? (Tom D.), Monday, 13 September 2021 07:18 (one month ago) link

Hold on, how do Americans pronounce faucet? Fowse-it? Or force-ay?

john landis as man being smashed into window (uncredited) (Matt #2), Monday, 13 September 2021 08:35 (one month ago) link

I imagine the point is Force It and Faucet don't sound the same... unless you're from Boston.

How does Spock's brain come into this? (Tom D.), Monday, 13 September 2021 08:48 (one month ago) link

Not sure what accent they would sound the same in, tbh. The vowel sounds are different, for a start.

How does Spock's brain come into this? (Tom D.), Monday, 13 September 2021 08:56 (one month ago) link

Maybe they sound the same in a posh Cambridge accent like the Hipgnosis chaps had.

How does Spock's brain come into this? (Tom D.), Monday, 13 September 2021 08:57 (one month ago) link

'British pronunciation' at the top here sounds a) like i would say it and ii) exactly like 'force it':

https://www.google.com/search?q=pronounce+faucet&oq=pronounce+faucet

ledge, Monday, 13 September 2021 09:14 (one month ago) link

LOL British pronunciation

How does Spock's brain come into this? (Tom D.), Monday, 13 September 2021 09:25 (one month ago) link

Hold on, how do Americans pronounce faucet? Fowse-it? Or force-ay?

I'm in the UK and have also always assumed it's pronounced force it (well, force ett but still very similar)

groovypanda, Monday, 13 September 2021 09:42 (one month ago) link

fossit

aegis philbin (crüt), Monday, 13 September 2021 09:57 (one month ago) link

I'm in the UK and I pronounce the r in force and pronounce the vowels differently in both words.

How does Spock's brain come into this? (Tom D.), Monday, 13 September 2021 10:05 (one month ago) link

crut otm.

peace, man, Monday, 13 September 2021 11:59 (one month ago) link

Maybe the pun doesn't work well in the UK either. Maybe they FORCED IT

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 13 September 2021 12:26 (one month ago) link

Lenny MacDowell, "Magic Flute" (not yawnsome per se, actually kinda funny)

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61FtMQVNhKS._AC_SL1420_.jpg

How does Spock's brain come into this? (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 19:26 (one month ago) link

lol

I, the Jukebox Jury (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 18 September 2021 22:29 (one month ago) link

I didn't know Barbra Streisand went though a phase where she decided she was so famous she could just go by "Barbra" and people would know it was her, even without a pic.

Lee626, Monday, 27 September 2021 19:53 (three weeks ago) link

Just listened to her Bob Marley cover on that record. Steel drum accents for the Caribbean feeling!

Citole Country (bendy), Tuesday, 28 September 2021 18:23 (three weeks ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/rFIJYpH.jpg

Alba, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 16:58 (two weeks ago) link

wtf?

Starmer: "Let the children boogie, let all the children boogie." (Tom D.), Thursday, 7 October 2021 06:58 (two weeks ago) link

A Canadian trio I saw mentioned in a fb prog rock group. "Fabe" doesn't mean anything as far as I know, so there's no extra joke.

nickn, Thursday, 7 October 2021 16:54 (two weeks ago) link

such a weird way to pose that hand

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 7 October 2021 16:59 (two weeks ago) link

With titles like this I always imagine joke-deflating stage banter at the gig as a band member explains the name of the new album.

Citole Country (bendy), Thursday, 7 October 2021 19:03 (two weeks ago) link

That one is a belter. Is the hand supposed to resemble a black angel or is that just me?

Vanishing Point (Chinaski), Saturday, 9 October 2021 10:17 (one week ago) link

I thought it was a falcon (or some bird of prey) at first, swooping down and grabbing the L.

nickn, Saturday, 9 October 2021 20:24 (one week ago) link


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