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Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: walkingthedog ()
Date: March 26, 2023 11:01

I am reading Mark Blakes book on the Hipgnosis LP cover designer group. Hipgnosis made many famous album covers, for instance for Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin. The book tells a story about Marshall Chess contacting Hipgnosis for the cover design of Goats Head Soup. They came up with the idea of presenting the Stones as mythical centaurs and satyrs in a woodland glade. Photos were taken of the Stones dressed up in ballet tights. Just before the deadline, the Stones changed their minds and cancelled the deal. It would be very interesting to see what Hipgnosis came up with!

Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: March 26, 2023 11:18





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Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: tatters ()
Date: March 26, 2023 11:23

Although it's not a Hipgnosis design, the cover of Roger Daltrey's 1975 solo album, Ride a Rock Horse, depicts him exactly in this way.

Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: walkingthedog ()
Date: March 26, 2023 11:24

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Rockman

Interesting. But it seems from the book that Hipgnosis were much closer to completion.

Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: March 26, 2023 11:49





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Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: TravelinMan ()
Date: March 27, 2023 21:40

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That should be the cover of Sticky Hooves

Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: rollmops ()
Date: March 28, 2023 13:12

I am glad they called off that idea for the GHS cover; that looks a little stupid to me.
THank you for sharing the information.
Rockandroll.
Mops

Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: FrogSugar ()
Date: March 28, 2023 14:03

I'll bet Mick Taylor hated this more than any of the other members!

Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: tioms ()
Date: March 28, 2023 14:38

Why didn't they it with GOAT'S instead of HORSES?

Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: March 28, 2023 16:32

I have one of the original 10x8 photos of Mick in white leotard that I got given by Hipgnosis' Storm Thorgersonm in 1974.



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Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: frankotero ()
Date: March 28, 2023 16:49

Would have been interesting to see what their finished work would have looked like. Basically I don't like this idea with horses too much. However, I never cared for the final artwork either. The group pictures by David Bailey are very nice though.

Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: NashvilleBlues ()
Date: March 28, 2023 17:13

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Silver Dagger
I have one of the original 10x8 photos of Mich in white leotard that I got given by Hipgnosis' Storm Thorgersonm in 1974.

Post it. I'd like to see it, please.

Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: dcba ()
Date: March 28, 2023 17:38

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FrogSugar
I'll bet Mick Taylor hated this more than any of the other members!

Yeah he looks like he's about to deliver a foal... Ugly.

Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: March 28, 2023 17:50

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Re: Hipgnosis' GHS cover
Posted by: runaway ()
Date: March 29, 2023 11:15

I do like the mythology creation but found the Goats Head more provocative and Bailey’s Stones pics great images.



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