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.
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?
Bubbling under: TATTOO YOU, STILL LIFE, BEGGARS BANQUET (toilet cover)
Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 2020-12-22 17:24 by Doxa.