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Title: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: richerthanyou on 10 April, 2016, 04:47:08 am
(http://cdn.mos.musicradar.com/images/features/metal-week/iron-maiden-artwork/sanctuary-single-650-80.jpg)

Beat that :D
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Magnetica on 10 April, 2016, 07:31:46 am
Having seen the title of the thread and before actually opening it, my first thoughts were "well it's got to be something by Iron Maiden, surely".
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: IAMTHESYSTEM on 10 April, 2016, 11:18:11 am
MAIDEN,MAIDEN, Eddie kills Thatcher! Ah, the days of youth how fleeting they were.
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Spikes on 10 April, 2016, 11:19:21 am
Jamie Reid did some cracking work for the Sex Pistols. Both singles and album cover are pretty iconic.

I guess most will be ultra familiar with them so no need to post up.

Or the Clash with London Calling putting a new wave twist on Elvis....
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Albion on 10 April, 2016, 11:49:55 am
One of my favourites, the Masters Of Reality debut album.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/f6431968d9547a21aceb7f93760c21b6_zpsxfwhyew3.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: CrazyFoxMachine on 10 April, 2016, 04:15:00 pm
The Baroness album covers are stunning and drawn by their singer too!

(http://i.imgur.com/3IBwS.jpg)

Also the full album art for Mastodon's Leviathan by Paul Romano always stuns me:

(http://www.workhardened.com/image/33/92/Mastodon/Leviathan%20LP/mast_levLPinL.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Albion on 10 April, 2016, 05:39:47 pm
First two albums from my favourite band, King's X, had some great art.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/0146d670217a7fb56a4f0b193bcbb08f_zps2zkdsceo.jpg)

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y267/albion79uk/e2aa185dcfc04f784b403cc6c3c0eaed_zpsfj6n5mvn.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: WhizzBang on 10 April, 2016, 07:55:09 pm
I think this is the best painted LP cover ever:
(https://agentcoop.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/smile-cover.jpg)

Not a painting, but this is also a favourite LP cover for me:
(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51tFDaMHSjL.jpg)

I own the original artwork for another of my favourites and it is hanging on my living room wall.
(http://rymimg.com/lk/f/l/347ce66c16be456d1577290524b065f5/3343661.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: ZenArcade on 10 April, 2016, 08:08:41 pm
Husker Du: Metal Circus. A sublime take on everyday banality. Z
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Leigh S on 10 April, 2016, 10:16:49 pm
Favourite album covers for me are the ones that best reflect their contents:

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/2/21/ZZ_Top_-_Tejas.jpg)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/da/Black_Sabbath_debut_album.jpg)
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9f/Davidacklesalbum.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Leigh S on 10 April, 2016, 10:24:22 pm
Now that I know that is working...!

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/6/6d/StoogesFunHouse.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d6/Lorcabuckley.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/c/c5/WC_cover.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: M.I.K. on 11 April, 2016, 12:29:39 am
This Dredd Mega-Special inspiring (http://www.2000ad.org/functions/cover.php?Comic=specials&choice=MEGA96) thing...

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j260/MalcolmKirk/Meat%20Loaf_zpsfyoeqcxr.jpg)

This Fuseli-ish (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Nightmare) thing...

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j260/MalcolmKirk/dio-dream-evil-album-cover_zpszcx9gfo2.jpg)

...and pretty much anything with Eddie on it.
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: shaolin_monkey on 11 April, 2016, 09:15:34 am
(http://assets.noisey.com/content-images/contentimage/no-slug/79b7252c4421ad22eccb930321703375.jpg)

My favourite studio album of all time, and my favourite album cover of all time.  I had so much fun finding all the Easter Eggs in the hieroglyphics.

Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: SuperSurfer on 11 April, 2016, 10:29:55 am
I am bookmarking this thread to refer to next time the forum tears the 2000AD designers to shreds.
 :)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Hawkmumbler on 11 April, 2016, 03:17:43 pm
Guys, Holy Diver though.
(http://guitaroptics.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/Dio-Holy-Diver.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: M.I.K. on 11 April, 2016, 03:41:02 pm
I had so much fun finding all the Easter Eggs in the hieroglyphics.

Yep...

(http://i82.photobucket.com/albums/j260/MalcolmKirk/powerzoom1b_zpsglnfplca.jpg)

(Just realised that the picture above takes up 6.66 kilobytes. Not sure if I should be amused or concerned.)


Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: NapalmKev on 11 April, 2016, 05:59:24 pm
Napalm Death - Utilitarian. The sharp-eyed amongst you may notice a 2000AD reference.

Cheers
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: SpongeJosh on 11 April, 2016, 09:12:25 pm
Napalm Death - Utilitarian. The sharp-eyed amongst you may notice a 2000AD reference.

Cheers
Go on Kev, tell us. Iv been looking for so long i have started to put wear on the CD case.
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: NapalmKev on 12 April, 2016, 08:39:50 am
Napalm Death - Utilitarian. The sharp-eyed amongst you may notice a 2000AD reference.

Cheers
Go on Kev, tell us. Iv been looking for so long i have started to put wear on the CD case.

It was a bit vague but on the left-hand side there are a couple of "Mr Overdrives".

Cheers
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: SpongeJosh on 12 April, 2016, 12:24:02 pm
Napalm Death - Utilitarian. The sharp-eyed amongst you may notice a 2000AD reference.

Cheers
Go on Kev, tell us. Iv been looking for so long i have started to put wear on the CD case.

It was a bit vague but on the left-hand side there are a couple of "Mr Overdrives".

Cheers
Thanks for that. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: O Lucky Stevie! on 15 April, 2016, 08:46:21 am
You are all wrong.

The best album cover of all time is the 1990 self-titled debut from Melbourne duo Crent.


(http://img.cdandlp.com/2014/07/imgL/117029281.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: sheridan on 03 September, 2016, 12:36:36 pm
Even though I don't own it, I've always liked the cover to Goo by Sonic Youth - gives off a real Love and Rockets (the comic, not the band) crossed with Shade: the Changing Man (the Peter Milligan / Chris Bachalo version) vibe.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b2/Sonic_Youth_Goo.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Supreme Pizza Of The DPRK on 06 June, 2017, 09:46:46 pm
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/ef/Badnews87.jpg)

Not the best...until you see the full image

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/72/0e/7c/720e7c94788f4ba91733be6eff01d5d5.jpg)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SNZbg1XKfY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SNZbg1XKfY)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: DrRocka on 07 June, 2017, 12:02:17 am
Two pages in and nobody's mentioned Jeff Wayne's War Of The Worlds???
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Mister Pops on 07 June, 2017, 12:20:16 am
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/84/In_the_Court_of_the_Crimson_King_-_40th_Anniversary_Box_Set_-_Front_cover.jpeg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d7/Frank_Zappa_Weasels_Ripped_My_Flesh.jpg)

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/1/12/PanteraVulgarDisplayofPower.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: JOE SOAP on 07 June, 2017, 01:16:14 am

(http://www.funkmysoul.gr/wp-content/uploads/2008/04/parliamenr-front.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Satanist on 09 June, 2017, 10:34:24 am
This...

(http://ec1.images-amazon.com/images/I/41A0S09M95L._AA240_.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Zarjazzer on 09 June, 2017, 09:41:59 pm
Courtesy of the fabulous though less updated than it used to be retrospace.org site.

Rock on dudes!

(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a126/reptileking_/peaceful%20village%20gospel%20pic_zpslyg3zj28.jpg) (http://s10.photobucket.com/user/reptileking_/media/peaceful%20village%20gospel%20pic_zpslyg3zj28.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Colin YNWA on 10 June, 2017, 08:15:43 am
Even though I don't own it, I've always liked the cover to Goo by Sonic Youth - gives off a real Love and Rockets (the comic, not the band) crossed with Shade: the Changing Man (the Peter Milligan / Chris Bachalo version) vibe.
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b2/Sonic_Youth_Goo.jpg)

You really should own it its a MAGNIFICENT record, not their best, but bloomin' great and of course inspiration for this very old art comp entry

(http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu195/colin-ynwa/tranny%20youth.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: JLC on 18 June, 2017, 08:58:45 pm
(https://68.media.tumblr.com/c9eb9f33548706c703bd3caa61db9a2b/tumblr_mvlrth2HVd1smevkho1_400.jpg)
Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: CalHab on 19 June, 2017, 11:45:31 am
Even though I don't own it, I've always liked the cover to Goo by Sonic Youth - gives off a real Love and Rockets (the comic, not the band) crossed with Shade: the Changing Man (the Peter Milligan / Chris Bachalo version) vibe.

A great cover, no doubt. Bill Sienckiewicz's cover for Bobby Digital by RZA is another great comic/music fusion:
(http://hiphopgoldenage.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/rza-as-bobby-digital-in-stereo-51ef4e6e61870.jpg)

Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: Woolly on 19 June, 2017, 11:58:04 am
Sorry to be the sad old fart who posts the inevitable, but early Marillion covers are still wonderful..

(http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o499/woolly76/2.%20MARKET%20SQUARE%20HEROES%20EP%201982_zpsgdlz6ehk.jpg) (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/woolly76/media/2.%20MARKET%20SQUARE%20HEROES%20EP%201982_zpsgdlz6ehk.jpg.html)

(http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o499/woolly76/95bc1da3fdbcf1d82f6e4b6a16eaaa5a_zpspukltzee.jpg) (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/woolly76/media/95bc1da3fdbcf1d82f6e4b6a16eaaa5a_zpspukltzee.jpg.html)

(http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o499/woolly76/2482f9091aaaa570edbcfe2e0cb200f3_zpsnfw6e458.jpg) (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/woolly76/media/2482f9091aaaa570edbcfe2e0cb200f3_zpsnfw6e458.jpg.html)

(http://i1144.photobucket.com/albums/o499/woolly76/75928e143657c09d686cd555628c87ab_zpstnbqfd0o.jpg) (http://s1144.photobucket.com/user/woolly76/media/75928e143657c09d686cd555628c87ab_zpstnbqfd0o.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Best Album/Single Cover?
Post by: CalHab on 19 June, 2017, 12:48:55 pm
Some other comic art covers that I've got somewhere in my music collection.

Daniel Clowes' cover for Thee Headcoats:
(https://img.discogs.com/1orXBXJ1ZYZI5YIfD2T0PlwRKhU=/fit-in/500x500/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-2305519-1364967344-8501.jpeg.jpg)

Charles Burns for the Sub Pop 200 sampler:
(https://img.discogs.com/qEKbELi3kLw0F2eBL6Lfdubb3bE=/fit-in/528x480/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(90)/discogs-images/R-1543447-1307942279.jpeg.jpg)