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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

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

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

wait i take that back

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

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

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

I think it's terrific!

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

Where approximately are they seated?

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

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

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

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

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

also rick springfield's australian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good lord! That Foghat cover is absolutely brilliant.

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

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

*slaps forehead*

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

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

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

What's the title of the above?

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

bahahaha

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:53 (seven months ago) link

yawnsomely literal and also forced and nonsensical

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:53 (seven months ago) link

two months pass...

“does what it says on the package”

justice 4 CCR (Sparkle Motion), Thursday, 13 August 2020 16:28 (five months ago) link

that's a really nice cover tho

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 13 August 2020 20:28 (five months ago) link

i do love it. great record too tbh.

one month passes...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/7/7b/Image_Knock_On_Wood_cover.jpg

Knock on Wood - Eddie Floyd.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 18:49 (three months ago) link

https://ecsmedia.pl/c/down-to-earth-b-iext55324715.jpg

Down to Earth - Eddie Floyd

visiting, Tuesday, 6 October 2020 18:57 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/2a/Beggar_On_A_Beach_Of_Gold.jpg

Mike & the Mechanics: <i>Beggar on a Beach of Gold</i>

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 21 November 2020 22:44 (one month ago) link

Oh my.

Naughty Boys Hoo! (Tom D.), Saturday, 21 November 2020 23:19 (one month ago) link

The well just never goes dry.

enochroot, Sunday, 22 November 2020 01:54 (one month ago) link

Chris Rea, "God's Great Banana Skin"
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/aa/God%27s_Great_Banana_Skin.jpg

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Saturday, 28 November 2020 18:14 (one month ago) link

Has this ever been posted here?

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/42/Beatles_-_Abbey_Road.jpg

It just hit me that this "iconic" album title and cover is actually horribly unimaginative, literally named after the fucking recording studio and the cover is just them walking on a road. It's not far off from calling a song "Untitled Original." Still one of my favorite records of all time.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Monday, 30 November 2020 06:11 (one month ago) link

In 1970, the studio was renamed from EMI in honour of the group's 1969 album Abbey Road.

visiting, Monday, 30 November 2020 06:32 (one month ago) link

could have counted if they had dressed up as monks

Running up that hill but fleeting (a deal with Gop) (breastcrawl), Monday, 30 November 2020 06:58 (one month ago) link

Is "God's great banana skin" some known expression/metaphor that I'm just not familiar with, or did Rea come up with it himself? What does it even mean?

Tuomas, Monday, 30 November 2020 07:54 (one month ago) link

Ah, it's explained at the Wiki page for the title song:

Rea was inspired to write the song after he noticed his daughter was tempted to laugh at "somebody who'd been giving her a hard time". Rea told John Pidgeon in 1992: "I told her 'don't laugh when people go down even if they've been awful to you because you're tempting God to throw you a banana skin'. It's half moral and half superstition. Anybody who's done me a disservice in life, and I see them go down, you get tempted to laugh. I don't know whether it's superstition or not, or I daren't laugh just in case God throws me a banana skin as well."

Tuomas, Monday, 30 November 2020 07:56 (one month ago) link

xp ok whatever named after the road the studio is on, still extremely uninspired

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 06:30 (one month ago) link

it had no weighted meaning to anyone else before they named the album that though!

huge rant (sic), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 08:51 (one month ago) link

That banana skin just doesn't seem that great imho.

nashwan, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 09:21 (one month ago) link

Shel Silverstein - "Crouchin' On The Outside"

https://i.imgur.com/CQID7kV.jpg

huge rant (sic), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 09:29 (one month ago) link

Bizarre.

ILXceptionalism (Tom D.), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 11:35 (one month ago) link

killer cover imo

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 13:20 (one month ago) link

yeah that's extremely weird and striking, and I'm also confused about what the title means - is that an idiom or a play on an idiom?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 14:57 (one month ago) link

he looks feral

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 16:17 (one month ago) link

all-time cover. terrified me as a kid.

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 16:24 (one month ago) link

in my cover-connections fantasy, i like to imagine that black sabbaths paranoid is his hallucinating POV and this is the reverse shot, as you calmly approach.

"Shel? Shel? Why dont you come inside and have some water bud, OK? Nice and easy"
"grmfmrmrmSWORD?!"

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 16:29 (one month ago) link

lmao definitely looks like he's in the midst of a trip that's starting to go bad

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 17:00 (one month ago) link

Okay, it turns out I know nothing about Shel Silverstein, I thought he wrote a couple of books for kids and that was about it. What an interesting dude.

emil.y, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 18:56 (one month ago) link

(I say this not just from the cover posted here, it spurred me on to read more about him)

emil.y, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 18:57 (one month ago) link

I think everyone at some point has that same realization, extremely interesting dude

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 18:59 (one month ago) link

I love that song he wrote "Big Four Poster Bed"

meditate in my direction (morrisp), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 19:14 (one month ago) link

Silverstein is the best and that's as good a picture of him as i've ever seen
and yeah "hey did you know BOY NAMED SUE etc etc" but how about this
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TMuQTN7Xo4w

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 21:33 (one month ago) link

very thankful the youtube clip of that song does not feature yawnsomely literal cover art

turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 1 December 2020 21:41 (one month ago) link

friggin hapsburg chin there!

brimstead, Tuesday, 1 December 2020 23:02 (one month ago) link

three weeks pass...

black flags damaged belongs here imo, honestly a pretty LOL cover

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 23 December 2020 16:29 (three weeks ago) link

good one, love "the world on a string" to go with it

the serious avant-garde universalist right now (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 04:19 (two weeks ago) link

first track is "I've Got The World On A String"!!

visiting, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 05:04 (two weeks ago) link

(God, do I wish his self-titled LP depicted him rubbing the belly of a big husky dog)

Qui-Gon's Noble End (morrisp), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 05:11 (two weeks ago) link

lol I read that as "Feelin Husky"

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 05:12 (two weeks ago) link

Frottin' Husky.

nickn, Wednesday, 30 December 2020 06:32 (two weeks ago) link

Good work from Ferlin there.

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 12:00 (two weeks ago) link

in today's edition of Phrases that, when you see them, you inexplicably start singing them to the melody of something else (and then will forever be associated with that):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgS1_-oWkzY

obsessed with quality over quantity or the need to produce tracks (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 12:24 (two weeks ago) link

also, was immediately reminded of Feargal Sharkey (yeah, yeah), but Mr Husky actually predates him by quite a lot.

obsessed with quality over quantity or the need to produce tracks (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 12:25 (two weeks ago) link

Thanks to Kenny Everett I am familiar with this classic track by Ferlin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cH-kykDYQw0

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 12:53 (two weeks ago) link

NV knew where it was at.

― Ferlin Husky (noodle vague), Thursday, 10 March 2005 00:51 (fifteen years ago) bookmarkflaglink

Eggbreak Hotel (Tom D.), Wednesday, 30 December 2020 13:21 (two weeks ago) link


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