In memory of some great pieces of art, that in many cases (but not always) were accompanied by great music, I conceived some ideas for a series of posts that will hopefully make you and I rethink about some of these great visual works. Maybe we'll even listen to the music too. Because that what I did many Sunday afternoons when I was fourteen, listen to albums, read liner notes, and gaze for inexplicable hours at covers.
The five covers above are not necessarily all favourites, but do share a quality; they're all incredibly detailed, noisy and busy. Often we look at such things as whole pieces instead of checking out the details. I've tried to find some very hi-res versions of these covers, so you could re-examine them with new eyes.
It's amazing that while the covers themselves never change, we do, and somehow that makes all the difference.
1) Cream - Disraeli Gears
2) Nektar - Recycled
3) The Rolling Stones - Their Secret Majesties Request
4) Big Brother and the Holding Company - Cheap Thrills
5) Jethro Tull - Thick as a Brick