August 26, 2007

Vinyl Cheese

Back in the day of real record albums, there was enough room on the jackets to really have fun *and* fit some real information on there. With the miniaturization of the media it's become a real challenge to create release artwork that is both catchy and detailed. Of course, not everyone used all that album jacket real estate to best advantage.

Uh, guys? How are you going to drink those with your helmet's on? I do like the bright pink brunette on the far left though. Rowwwr.
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Subtle humor. I likee.
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Not much subtlety here, although the thought of all that mist makes my bones ache. Cold and damp, oh yeah, that's romance!
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But you know, if there's music for that, then why not music for other things?
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I like this one, it's cute.
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That girl certainly gets around though, doesn't she? Ah, the good ol' days, when it took a professional to photoshop something.
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There's probably a reason.
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Some things just naturally go together. Some things don't.
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And of course, we can always just dance, dance, dance, because it's more fun if you say it three times.
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No, really!
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Sorta.
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And if all that was too modern, modern, modern for you, there were always the classics:
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Full disclosure, I had a cassette of old roaring 20's honky-tonk that I played until it just flat wore out.
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Now, *here's* a strategy to sell records! Put bored looking people on the cover! Woo hoo! It's not a good strategy, but it is a strategy.
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Ragtime and Dixieland. Oh yeah.
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Although soft, romantic interludes aren't what come to mind when I think dixieland. Or a parade... what the hell?
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An interesting take on bondage. Immobilize her with a fishing net and then bring on the dixieland. The jackets add a visual aspect to the torture, which is why she's not blindfolded. Notice her smile? Kinky bitch.
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Alternate caption for the above: One time, in band camp...

Hint: Wrong one.
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Hope you enjoyed.

Posted by: Ted at 07:47 AM | category: Square Pegs
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1 Pretty funny stuff! I actually just a couple days ago posted a link to awful album covers.

Ian

Posted by: Ian at August 26, 2007 09:37 AM (X27CB)

2 delightful!

Posted by: Mad William Flint at August 26, 2007 09:40 AM (Ew03t)

3 Ian, that lonely link near the top points at your post.

Posted by: Ted at August 26, 2007 10:30 AM (yRolC)

4 Why, so it does! See, sometimes I'm bad about clicking through, especially when the post I'm reading is entertaining enough that I tell myself I'll come back to the link and then forget it was there. No, really.

Ian

Posted by: Ian at August 29, 2007 12:27 AM (X27CB)

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