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Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: cyoe ()
Date: December 22, 2020 15:13

Let’s see a list of your three favorite Stones’ album covers where the criterion for favorite is “Damn, I like that.” Even better if you tell us why you like them.

Then, if it would be a different list, let’s see a list of the three Stones’ album covers with the best art. The criterion for best art is “Damn, that is good art.” Like above, even better if you tell us why you rate as you do.

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: Stoneage ()
Date: December 22, 2020 15:22

Straight off the memory: Black and Blue, Tattoo You and Still Life.

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: KRiffhard ()
Date: December 22, 2020 15:33

1. Through the past,darkly
2. Black and Blue
3. Tattoo You
4. Beggars Banquet
5. Sticky Fingers
6. Stripped



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020-12-22 15:35 by KRiffhard.

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: kristian ()
Date: December 22, 2020 15:43

1. Aftermath (UK)
2. Out of Our Heads (US)
3. Between the Buttons
4. 12x5/ Rolling Stones vol 2
5. Rolling Stones vol 1 / England´s newest Hitmakers
6. Have you seen your Mother LIVE/ Got Live if you want it etc

Since then it´s been downhill...

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: DiamondDog7 ()
Date: December 22, 2020 15:54



This is art. Sometimes a little bit creepy because of all the young girls, but the whole artwork is mindblowing.




The original members looking awesome and dark over here. With Brian Jones as the "leader" here.




I was always fascinated by this cover. I saw this album for the first time when I was 10 years old and it always stayed in my memory. Awesome cover.

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: December 22, 2020 15:56

Aftermath (U.K.)
The Rolling Stones (U.K. debut)
Through The Past Darkly (Big Hits Vol. 2)
Out Of Our Heads/December's Children (and everybody's)
Out Of Our Heads (U.S.)
The Rolling Stones No.2 - not 12x5. The text ruins it.
Between the Buttons
Let it Bleed
Sticky Fingers

Basically, the 60's Decca and London L.P.'s are magnificent - with a few exceptions:Aftermath (U.S.) 12x5 and England's Newest Hitmakers. The latter two are ruined by the text.

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: bob r ()
Date: December 22, 2020 16:00

1) Sat Majesties 3-D

2) Sticky Fingers

3) Let it Bleed

4) Exile

5) Between the Buttons

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: MisterDDDD ()
Date: December 22, 2020 16:05

Faves
1- Sticky Fingers
2- Ya Ya's
3- Some Girls

Art
1- Let It Bleed
2- Love You Live
3- Exile On Main St

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: JordyLicks96 ()
Date: December 22, 2020 16:18

1) Let It Bleed
2) Some Girls
3) It's Only Rock 'n Roll

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: Big Al ()
Date: December 22, 2020 16:22

My least favourite in release order:

Aftermath (U.S.) - bland and boring
Undercover
Steel Wheels
Voodoo Lounge
Bridges to Babylon
Blue & Lonesome - must've taken the sleeve-designer 30 seconds

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: MrEcho ()
Date: December 22, 2020 16:25

Dirty Work
Out Of Our Heads (UK)
Undercover

special mention: Beggars Banquet (invitation cover)

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: Bjorn ()
Date: December 22, 2020 16:28

Beggars Banquet, white LP-sleeve
Tattoo you

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: Thommie ()
Date: December 22, 2020 17:04

Exile On Main St
Sticky Fingers
Let It Bleed

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: wonderboy ()
Date: December 22, 2020 17:08

Black and Blue, Let it Bleed, IORR.

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: Doxa ()
Date: December 22, 2020 17:20

Damn, I need to put some thought on this...

First, the art ones.

1. STICKY FINGERS
Andy Warhol, man... I needed to put this first because personal history demands. Namely, I recall at the school once I needed to keep a presentation of pop art. I picked up - proudly - this album cover as an example of that. So I need to be consistent here. With the zipper, it is a genius, timeless concept after all (we should also include the back cover, the 'inner' picture of the guy without jeans, and the appearance of the tongue). Like many things, CD killed this particular work of art.

2. EXILE
Frank is as art as Andy. Now it is necessary mention not just the (wonderful) front cover, but the whole shit, all the sleeves, including Mick's (?) sloppy written song and players info. Anything on it reflects wonderfully the musical content. The cover is a part of EXILE 'experience'.

3. THE ROLLING STONES
A great photo reflecting the young, dark, a bit threatening band. Stands time: still cool looking. And the idea of not putting the name of the band or the title on it, just the photo - a genius, dearing idea, even a statement. Great art by accident (beginner's luck?)

Bubbling under: BEGGARS BANQUET (x2), LET IT BLEED, IT'S ONLY ROCK'N'ROLL

Now the favourites (I should contain some of the three above, but just to make a difference, I leave them aside).

1. OUT OF OUR HEADS (UK)
Simply a great shot of the band. The band looks rebellous and aggressive there on the doorway (or where they are), like the anti-Beatles band should like. The over-all impression of that black and white cover tells more than a thousand words, or how the old saying goes. Like the font too.

2. BEGGARS BANQUET (the 'original' RSVP cover)
Like with EXILE, the whole shit needs to be included. The cream-colored front cover with that over-formal font and the decadent beggars party inside - what a great contrast. Still recall what a great impression it initially made.

3. GET YER YA-YA'S OUT!
Charlie and a donkey. What there is not to like?grinning smiley

Bubbling under: TATTOO YOU, STILL LIFE, BEGGARS BANQUET (toilet cover)

- Doxa



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2020-12-22 17:24 by Doxa.

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: cyoe ()
Date: December 22, 2020 19:20

The early leaders are:
1) Let It Bleed
2) Sticky Fingers
3) Black and Blue

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: cimaz ()
Date: December 22, 2020 19:26

Sticky Fingers
Let it bleed
Out of our heads
Tattoo you
Big hits - High tide and green grass

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: hot stuff ()
Date: December 22, 2020 19:29

1. Through the Past, Darkly
2. Black and Blue
3. Sat Majesties, 3-D
4. Hot Rocks
5. IORR
6. Sticky Fingers
7. Let It Bleed
8. YaYa's
9. Exile
10. Beggars Banquet

Play them all Loud!!!

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: December 22, 2020 19:52

Don't have an absolute favorite, but I've always liked the cover shot of Between the Buttons - they look like thugs up to no good on a cold English winters day.
I also like Hot Rocks.

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: Chris Fountain ()
Date: December 22, 2020 20:01

1. GYYYO
2. EOMS
3. December's Children
4. TTP Darkly
5. VD Lounge

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: Erik_Snow ()
Date: December 22, 2020 20:43

Black & Blue, Love You Live, Between The Buttons and Through The Past Darkly

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: RaahenTiikeri ()
Date: December 22, 2020 22:29

I love hazy athmosphere of (PHOTOS) between the buttons and goats head.
Art:IORR

And i love Coca-Cola styled colours of dirty work. Colours of 80's

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: rogerriffin ()
Date: December 22, 2020 22:42

Please don´t forget this great album cover art!

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Date: December 22, 2020 23:02

Out Of Our Heads UK (what a fantastic shot!)
Sticky Fingers
Some Girls Live In Texas

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: CaptainCorella ()
Date: December 22, 2020 23:08

Quote
rogerriffin
Please don´t forget this great album cover art!

It may, or may not, be the greatest album art, but it certainly wins the Nobel Prize for Bullshit.

Accompanying Press Releases described the origin of the title came from band members' great and ongoing interest in Cosmology.

Yeh. Right.

--
Captain Corella
50+ Years a Fan

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: December 22, 2020 23:56





ROCKMAN

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: DiamondDog7 ()
Date: December 23, 2020 00:11

Funny to read that many members don't nominate that many 80s / 90s/ 00s / 10s albums of The Stones! Nice! LOL grinning smiley



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2020-12-23 00:36 by DiamondDog7.

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: MadMax ()
Date: December 23, 2020 00:25

Exile

Black And Blue

Undercover

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: December 23, 2020 01:31

Quote
CaptainCorella
Quote
rogerriffin
Please don´t forget this great album cover art!

It may, or may not, be the greatest album art, but it certainly wins the Nobel Prize for Bullshit.

Accompanying Press Releases described the origin of the title came from band members' great and ongoing interest in Cosmology.

Yeh. Right.

No need to be redundant, one implies the other automatically. And it's a thousand times better than DIRTY WORK or STEEL WHEELS or VOODOO LOUNGE or pre-BETWEEN THE BUTTONS.

Re: Rate the Stones' Album Covers
Posted by: GasLightStreet ()
Date: December 23, 2020 01:51

3 Faves

1. TATTOO YOU - This cover is clean, is not chooky with the tattooing, and the red makes it stick out in a most brilliant way. Simply genius.

2. GOATS HEAD SOUP - Something about the color of this one that has some kind of ease to it that fits the sonicscape of the album.

3. UNDERCOVER - Another one that visually sums up the brutality and dirtiness of the sonicscape in a sexy enough way that certainly fits the lyrics of several songs.


3 Best Art

1. LET IT BLEED - A fantastic display of what seems to be a convoluted mind based on the original title of the LP, AUTOMATIC CHANGER. The fact that they changed the title gives the artwork even more of a brilliant twisted twist.

2. IT'S ONLY ROCK'N'ROLL - Fantastic and mystical art. I thought it was brilliant way before I found out what it was inspired by. It's very clean, and the back cover gives it the semblance of the last notes of the album, which, of course, is tweaked since it's a percussive ending instead of an echo or fade out.

3. TATTOO YOU would be number one but since I've already listed it

SOME GIRLS - Brilliant colors that specifically clash but don't. Appears to be completely sarcastic and punkish yet subtly infuriatingly making fun at the punks while having a slick brochure feel to it.

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