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 (eighteen years ago) link

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

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

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

wait i take that back

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

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

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

I think it's terrific!

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

Where approximately are they seated?

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

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

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

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

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

also rick springfield's australian

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Good lord! That Foghat cover is absolutely brilliant.

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

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

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

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

*slaps forehead*

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

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

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

What's the title of the above?

no opinion, Friday, 30 January 2004 23:19 (eighteen years 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 (ten months ago) link

such a weird way to pose that hand

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

Man, that title could be a great dirty pun, in the right hands

juristic person (morrisp), Friday, 22 October 2021 23:45 (nine months ago) link

It already is ("What's better than roses on your piano ...")

nickn, Saturday, 23 October 2021 00:30 (nine months ago) link

Franquito looks like he's in on the joke

assert (matttkkkk), Saturday, 23 October 2021 00:49 (nine months ago) link

Ah, ok, lol

juristic person (morrisp), Saturday, 23 October 2021 00:58 (nine months ago) link

Fake?

Kim Kimberly, Saturday, 23 October 2021 05:28 (nine months ago) link

I believe so.

nickn, Saturday, 23 October 2021 17:25 (nine months ago) link

franquito is real, if you believe

Linda and Jodie Rocco (map), Saturday, 23 October 2021 18:20 (nine months ago) link

four weeks pass...

https://images2.imgbox.com/41/69/qNU2hciu_o.png
Smokey Robinson & The Miracles ‎– A Pocket Full Of Miracles

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Monday, 22 November 2021 10:53 (eight months ago) link

https://images2.imgbox.com/e1/17/lAj8ed53_o.png
Trevor Dandy – Don't Cry Little Tree

Literally a literal tree, at least.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Monday, 22 November 2021 11:03 (eight months ago) link

Literally little, rather.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Monday, 22 November 2021 11:04 (eight months ago) link

wtf

When Smeato Met Moaty (Tom D.), Monday, 22 November 2021 12:23 (eight months ago) link

That Miracles cover is A+

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 23 November 2021 01:32 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...
two months pass...

To be fair, that one is kind of unavoidable: if you name your album "Circles", and there's nothing circular on the cover, then somebody in the art department was trying to get cute.

https://i.discogs.com/O7jO19p0YJvfUDA2hvLvk163TO4GKwpo-KC_hYUegs4/rs:fit/g:sm/q:90/h:398/w:400/czM6Ly9kaXNjb2dz/LWRhdGFiYXNlLWlt/YWdlcy9SLTMxODI1/My0xMTkzMjE3NDk1/LmpwZWc.jpeg

enochroot, Thursday, 3 March 2022 03:42 (five months ago) link

Circles is even better than that picture portrays. The vinyl had a die-cut cover around the largest photo of William and it was also a circle, of course.

(Album is decent, btw. Very Bitches Brew and Hendrix-inspired fusion.)

Fleet Foxes Shore is also another one where it's like, "Yeah, what else could possibly go on the cover?"

I stand corrected.

And obviously the correct version of that cover art going forward, I've just decided. Thank you.

two weeks pass...
two weeks pass...

https://i.imgur.com/2LmaZ9X.png

Moon Ray - Tornado Shout

skip, Sunday, 3 April 2022 00:41 (four months ago) link

Tangentially related: this old hype sticker.
https://i.imgur.com/ATZ2ztA.jpg

Let's disco dance, Hammurabi! (Austin), Monday, 4 April 2022 01:06 (four months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/V8kHoEW.png
Dr. John City Lights

made entirely of styrofoam (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Friday, 8 April 2022 16:02 (four months ago) link

lol, that rules

Doctor Casino, Friday, 8 April 2022 16:11 (four months ago) link

hey, it's a howlin wolf moaning in the moonlight

https://i.imgur.com/2XJ9QIX.jpg

bendy, Friday, 8 April 2022 16:35 (four months 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 (four months ago) link

Wow.

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

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

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

Anitta cover is a bit creepy

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 17 April 2022 03:32 (four 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 (one month 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks 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 (two weeks ago) link


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