Thursday, January 25, 2007

Album Covers: Octopus

I am going to start a new feature here of some of my favorite album covers. I have been collecting vinyl for almost 20 years now, and in that time there have been a lot of records I have bought just for the cover. I'd like to share them with you too. Some you may have seen, some will probably be new to you. On a side note, I have to say I am disapointed by the modern "album cover" In my opinion, it is a dead art form, and very few artists have a grasp of the concept. Go into any music store and look at the new releases. Most of them are dull portraits. Where are the eye catching images that make me want to buy the album? Gone. THat's where. Damn shame too.

The first one I would like to share is by a british band called 'Gentle Giant'. The record was relased in 1973 and titled 'Octopus'.

When I can, I will also post tracks form the albums I show. I don't have any from this one in mp3 format. Sorry.


Becca said...

That's a really cool cover and I think it would be a great feature!

Scurvy said...

Thanks, I have a ton of them in mind. Even some that are...gasp!...portraits, but they are well done so I will let them in. Like 'The Slider'.