Greetings Net Boys and Net Girls,
This is a topic that I think about from time to time.
This thread was inspired by Blueschica's post in Entre's "Playlists..." thread.
"I'm just still wedded to the experience of listening to an album and holding the physical cover while you listen, reading the details and enjoying the art work at the same time."
I literally have been collecting music for 50 years now and could not agree with Blueschica more.
In the days before the internet, you got all of your information about the band and the music from the album covers and sleeves, as well as from music magazines such as Circus, Cream, Hit Parader, Rolling Stone, etc.
What does the band look like now, who played what, who produced, who did they thank, where was it recorded, the lyrics and graphics...
...the album cover set the tone for all of that and grabbed your attention even before the shrink wrap came off.
So, put your thinking caps on and tell me, what are some of your favourite album covers and why?
(This thread is dedicated to Bluechica, one of TRF's finest members)