Monday, October 20, 2008

crazier than a sex maniac in a whorehouse with a credit card!

One of the reasons vinyl is better than CDs is that the album art is just that: art. On the CD its scaled down and stuffed into the plastic case, but on the LP sleeve, its big, its bright, you can nuzzle it if you so choose (um, not pleading guilty or anything).
One of my favourite cover artists is named Pedro Bell, and he did all Funkadelic's album covers from 1973-1981, as well as some work for George Clinton's solo stuff in the 80's.

He really captured the bright, manic perversion of Funkadelic and, as Ice Cube said, his covers could sustain you visually back in the day before music videos.
From top to bottom: Cosmic Slop, Tales of Kidd Funkadelic, Hardcore Jollies, Let's Take It To The Stage, One Nation Under a Groove

16 comments:

Sister Libby said...

Nice title...and I looove album sleeves. I would love to hang those on my wall...

Female Action Star said...

Thanks much!! I dig the title of this post it threw me off but in a good wayyyyyy :) I'll be adding some more poems I wrote a little later so don't forget to check back! Thanks again cool girl

Keith said...

This is one of the big reasons I love vinyl over cds or cassettes. There are some amazing album covers out there. Many of them are works of art. You just don't really get that these days. These are all awesome covers. I love them all.

Capuccino B. said...

no, she's vanessa paradis, and it's the newest issue.

Capuccino B. said...

oooooh! okey ;D !

Isabel said...

Day-um! That cover art really is amazing. :)

this wheel's on fire said...

crazy ass title! fantastic :)
love albums instead of cds! they just sound different....better somehow! i love the fuzz ;)

Miss Karen said...

Those are such incredible album covers - I often find that because of the CD format, album covers these days are so lacking in creativity and it's probably one of the reason why (besides the internet) that so many people don't buy as much physical music as they used to.

AsianCajuns said...

I love these! You must have a massive art/vinyl cover collection!

ps- thanks for the sweet comments on our blog! the feeling is mutual and not at all stalker-ish ;)

jess said...

The cover art is amazing. I want to buy a record player if only to give myself to buy records with cool covers.

Katelin said...

oooh i love all the funky artwork.

Sister Libby said...

It took me a minute, but I figured out the song...it's quite obvious, once I thought about it. And I'm a tryin! I've been pulling blanks though...any ideas? Of course you have ideas...you probably want to use them though.

bellefantaisie.net said...

They are awesome!
My parents have a lot of Vinyls and it's amazing seeing the pictures on them up big and close!
xx

Secretista said...

This is awesome!

Nina said...

your title made me LOL! i love vinyls, too. I have a whole collection of classic rock vinyls that i absolutely cherish.

Sunniva said...

I so agree with you, there's something very unique about LP sleeves. And the ones you have chosen here are incredible!

And Molly, thank you so much for that wonderful comment. It really made my day! You are definitely one of those girls too..you just have it all, dear!