Wednesday, November 23, 2016

My Favorite Album Cover: THE MAMAS AND THE PAPAS DELIVER

Patti's


One of my favorites. What is one of yours? (I will post it on here if you give me the title).

13 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

I love that cover, too, Patti. There are so many great album covers out there, too. One of my tops is the Beatles' Sergeant Pepper's Loney Hearts Club Band. A classic, in my opinion.

pattinase (abbott) said...


The Rolling Stones: "Sticky Fingers"--for the sheer audacity of using a real zipper.

Joni Mitchell: a lot of her covers are beautiful and include her own artwork, but I'd go with "The Hissing of Summer Lawns".

The Rascals: "See"--this was the album cover that introduced my pre-teen self to the work of Rene Magritte, who became one of my favorite artists (I always did absorb culture sideways).

And, of course, a lot of the great jazz albums--particularly on Blue Note Records--have stunning covers.

Take care. Deb

Scott Parker said...

Oh, I have a few! No need to post images. Most are obvious to other readers.

KISS: Alive! and Rock And Roll Over

Bowie: All?! But specifically Ziggy Stardust; Aladdin Sane; Diamond Dogs

Chicago III (American flag); 13: Not a great LP but a really nifty cover

Miles Davis: Bitches Brew; Sketches of Spain

Dave Brubeck: Time Out

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

ABBEY ROAD and the "Paul is dead" cover.

We went there in London.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Rolling Stones - LET IT BLEED
Beatles - RUBBER SOUL (really evokes the era)

Jackie liked the first Mamas & the Papas - the "bathtub" cover. (IF YOU CAN BELIEVE YOUR EYES AND EARS.)

George said...

Herb Alpert Tijuana Brass's Whipped Cream and Other Delights.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Good one, George! I just bought that and a couple of other Herb Alpert CDs recently, and I enjoyed them as much as I did nearly 50 years ago.

Richard Robinson said...

I really love the artwork by Roger Dean on the albums by the band Yes. Not the music so much, but the album artwork is great.
Most of the albums were double, so there was a center "gatefold". RELAYER, CLOSER TO THE EDGE, many others.

R. T. (Tim) Davis said...

I remember seeing Ian and Sylvia in a small Greenwich Village dive -- it seems like a million years ago -- and I fell in love with Sylvia. The next day I went to the record store -- remember when those existed? -- and I bought the album; I feel in love all over again. I think this is the link to the image:
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=ian+and+sylvia+album+cover&view=detailv2&&id=9421CFC5D3BD05CAFA5851AA56585894A65E9878&selectedIndex=3&ccid=aYdgoRgb&simid=607995374104153158&thid=OIP.M698760a1181bff6acf334dc88d9d51f2o2
Now, I wonder if I can find that album? All my albums are collecting dust and mildew on a garage shelf. Heresy!

Charles Gramlich said...

My favorites were on the Molly Hatchet albums. Frank Frazetta paintings.

J F Norris said...

A few from mid 70s-80s, my music era:

American Pie/Don McLean
3:47 EST/Klaatu
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road/Elton John (also Captain Fantastic)
Breakfast in America/Supertramp
News of the World/Queen
Candy-O/The Cars
Born in the USA/Springsteen (an iconic image by now)
Aliens Ate My Buick/Thomas Dolby

I was obsessed with the "Some Girls" cover by the Stones for many years. I remember we made a game of trying to identify the faces after having drunk or smoked a lot at the parties I used to hang out at way back when. Then of course the band got in trouble for using images of celebrities without permission and they blocked out a mess of them on later printings.

Anders E said...

New Boots and Panties!! / Ian Dury
This Is Our Music / Ornette Coleman Quartet
At the Chelsea Nightclub / The Members
Them Again / Them
Violent Femmes / Violent Femmes
Down by the Jetty / Dr. Feelgood
Bugger Off! / Stack Waddy

Todd Mason said...

A few years before TIME OUT, too often miscredited with being the first jazz album with abstract art on its cover, even CBS was putting Neill Fujita's work on the likes of Donald Byrd and Gigi Gryce's MODERN JAZZ PERSPECTIVE cover (1957): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Jazz_Perspective#/media/File:Modern_Jazz_Perspective.jpg