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 (nineteen years ago) link

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

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

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

wait i take that back

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

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

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

I think it's terrific!

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

Where approximately are they seated?

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

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

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

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

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

also rick springfield's australian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good lord! That Foghat cover is absolutely brilliant.

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

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

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

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

*slaps forehead*

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

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

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

What's the title of the above?

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

I realize this one is a mock up, but I LOLed

https://ksassets.timeincuk.net/wp/uploads/sites/55/2012/10/AlbumKateBush011012-2.jpg

immodesty blaise (jimbeaux), Friday, 15 April 2022 21:42 (nine months ago) link

Wow.

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 17 April 2022 03:07 (nine months ago) link

Haha! Everyone’s having fun with that one, it looks like.

Josefa, Sunday, 17 April 2022 03:30 (nine months ago) link

Anitta cover is a bit creepy

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 17 April 2022 03:32 (nine months ago) link

two months pass...

ha, thought it said “The Book” at first. could have ..almost.. worked

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Thursday, 7 July 2022 06:17 (seven months ago) link

two weeks pass...

One of the other threads prompted me to look through Hipgnosis' portfolio, which was about 1% greatness and 99% terrible puns. I was slightly surprised that Herman Rarebell's Nip in the Bud wasn't a cutting-edge 1970s photo collage of e.g. a Japanese woman curled up inside a flower. Or a cartoon of a Japanese man emerging from the mouth of Bud Flanagan. I don't know.

But for every record that subverted my expectations there were e.g.:
https://i.discogs.com/jmwFe8CMWGMTebwwg6Zyl025k8_rmMQcSs1TMUzDgnk/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:596/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTI4MTk4/ODMtMTM1MzcwMjU0/Ni01ODI4LmpwZWc.jpeg
https://i.discogs.com/HYyu7Aq6s54H_wEbN0HIO0C0kHZztznhl10nYBba12M/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:484/w:493/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTI1NzMz/NTYtMTI5MTEzNjI3/OC5qcGVn.jpeg
https://i.discogs.com/TA1FtI02uBHilzt6hJyWtMGtzyiNbLu9VFKR1WR9iQw/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTM2Mjc3/MDktMTQxODMxNTQ3/Ni0zNTk2LmpwZWc.jpeg

Ashley Pomeroy, Wednesday, 27 July 2022 20:57 (six months ago) link

And also Big Jim's Back by Big Jim Sullivan - it's a photo of his back. But that seemed too obvious. It must have been posted already.

Scrolling through all those records I am again struck by how utterly, totally, inconceivably alien the likes of Third World War, Toe Fat, Ancient Grease, the Edgar Broughton Band etc are to my Depeche Mode-trained ears. It's as if the British music industry decided in 1970 that Humble Pie and Spooky Tooth were the future, so they signed up loads of scuzzy British blues-rock bands that sounded like Slade - but slower and without the catchy melodies - and then realised a year later that it was a bad idea and dropped them all.

Meanwhile the public rejected them, they were erased from the collective public memory by pub rock, and they never ever had a revival anywhere on Earth ever.

Ashley Pomeroy, Wednesday, 27 July 2022 21:05 (six months ago) link

would that Winkies album possibly be a Christopherson photo

also moving in between my laptop camera and my Third World War, Toe Fat, and Edgar Broughton albums just in case

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 28 July 2022 09:25 (six months ago) link

not sure if “yawnsomely” is the most appropriate adjective here:

https://queermusicheritage.com/OCT2012/mckuenLP1.jpg
Rod McKuen - Slide… Easy In…

(his 1978 criscodisco album)

big movers, hot steppers + long shaker intros (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 3 August 2022 22:26 (six months ago) link

Well some guy slides easy in, lookin' a bit like Rod McKuen
He moves just like Crisco Disco, breath a hundred-percent listerine

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 22:39 (six months ago) link

I've always felt the first two Wire albums had brazenly literal covers. The first is simply a flagpole with a Pink Flag, and the second a table with Chairs Missing.

I find both covers charmingly artful and humourous rather than yawnsome, however. I actually laughed out loud the last time I pulled out Chairs Missing.

The Ghost Club, Wednesday, 3 August 2022 22:53 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/5/55/Switch-album.jpg

INXS - Switch

Hans Holbein (Chinchilla Volapük), Monday, 19 September 2022 04:35 (four months ago) link

I fell asleep just imagining what that cover would look like before I clicked to show image.

When I woke up, yep.

an incomprehensible borefest full of elves (hardcore dilettante), Monday, 19 September 2022 13:05 (four months ago) link

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81+HX3iHzjL.jpg

giraffe, Monday, 19 September 2022 13:37 (four months ago) link

(Forgive me if this^ one has already been done)

giraffe, Monday, 19 September 2022 13:37 (four months ago) link

i'd argue this cover is AWESOMELY literal: https://i.imgur.com/OGDR6AR.jpg

the album name is "ただいま" (tadaima) which is what one might say when they've arrived home and walked in the door

diamonddave85 (diamonddave85), Tuesday, 20 September 2022 17:00 (four months ago) link

Wesley Gonzalez, Wax Limousine

https://www.normanrecords.com/artwork/large/201/189201-wesley-gonzalez-wax-limousine.jpg

ledge, Monday, 26 September 2022 14:40 (four months ago) link

Davy Graham - Hat. Although it's a great hat so awesomely literal I guess.

https://www.folkradio.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Davy-Graham-Hat.jpg

pick the mouse that can reach all the cheese in the maze (Matt #2), Saturday, 8 October 2022 20:27 (four months ago) link

Bobby Beausoleil – Running With The White Wolf

https://e.snmc.io/i/1200/s/48a767129d91bd460a0ca9ed14797197/5975586

pick the mouse that can reach all the cheese in the maze (Matt #2), Wednesday, 12 October 2022 22:26 (three months ago) link

that one’s fun

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Thursday, 13 October 2022 19:17 (three months ago) link

Willis Jackson - Nothing Butt

Not exactly yawnsome, but(t)...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/ca/Nothing_Butt.jpg

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 25 October 2022 17:07 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

I don't know what this show is, but I saw this promo image and it made me think of this thread:

https://images2.minutemediacdn.com/image/fetch/w_2000,h_2000,c_fit/https%3A%2F%2Famazonadviser.com%2Ffiles%2Fimage-exchange%2F2017%2F07%2Fie_94698.jpeg

Wet Legume (morrisp), Monday, 12 December 2022 16:52 (one month ago) link

A few nice additions from Exclaim!'s 25 Worst Album Covers of 2022:

Vettor - Obstacle
https://exclaim.ca/images/vettor-obstacle.jpg

Jerry Paper - Free Time
https://exclaim.ca/images/jerry-paper-free-time-art.jpg

enochroot, Saturday, 17 December 2022 15:19 (one month ago) link

Those are both amazing

Wet Legume (morrisp), Saturday, 17 December 2022 16:19 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

Robert Fleischman, "World In Your Eyes"

https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d0000b27305088ea6f587d62c54c940b2

Maggot Bairn (Tom D.), Tuesday, 31 January 2023 21:41 (one week ago) link

Yolk - Solar (Yolk is the band name not the album title, but I like the image)

https://metalrock.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Yolk-Solar-2017.jpg

nickn, Tuesday, 31 January 2023 23:10 (one week ago) link

https://shirleygnome.bandcamp.com/album/ho-down

m0stly clean (Slowsquatch), Wednesday, 1 February 2023 03:06 (one week ago) link

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Over_The_Top.jpg

ringworm, Wednesday, 1 February 2023 10:53 (one week ago) link

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/1d/Over_The_Top.jpg

ringworm, Wednesday, 1 February 2023 10:55 (one week ago) link

Orlando Johnson & Trance, "Turn the Music On"

https://i.scdn.co/image/ab67616d0000b273df2fb696958bc88527ac1ef7

Maggot Bairn (Tom D.), Friday, 3 February 2023 10:46 (five days ago) link

I'm of the opinion that punning album titles like the Cozy Powell one don't really count as yawnsomely literal. Since the Stranglers one that kicked the thread off seems to have disappeared, however, I think it needs a nudge:

https://i.discogs.com/HI-aRgs7ktYINQjbdFQjSW1TVnRqvV1is8-t1dlSVzA/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:600/w:600/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTM5MzE5/MzQtMTQ3MDA2NTc3/NC04MTY1LmpwZWc.jpeg


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