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1970s Album Cover Art
"Here's a quiz on the creative imagery found on some releases of the 1970s. All questions involve the U.S. editions of the albums. Thanks, and I hope you enjoy."
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The front cover of this 1978 album featured the group members in a mosaic with a red background. The figures have somewhat of a disjointed look, like oddly placed cut-out dolls. What is the name of the album?
"The Cars," the Cars
"Outlandos D'Amour," the Police
"More Songs About Buildings and Food," Talking Heads
The cover of this 1979 release featured a series of spiky white lines on a black background--and that was it. The back cover of the original vinyl sleeve was a solid black field. What was the name of the album?
"Unknown Pleasures," Joy Division
"Squeezing Out Sparks," Graham Parker
"Songs the Lord Taught Us," the Cramps
"Night of the Living Dead," the Misfits
The cover of this 1976 release featured highly unusual imagery: a pair of robot-like figures shoot green and black beams at each other. On the left is a white figure of oval shapes with red highlights. On the right is a silver shape that resembles a skyscraper. They are standing on a yellow escalator. What album is this?
"Technical Ecstasy," Black Sabbath
"Fingerprince," the Residents
"Boxed," Mike Oldfield
"Metallic K.O.," Iggy and the Stooges
This 1970 album's front cover depicted a humanoid figure whose heart was connected to a cluster of wires. The lines led into points on a circuit board. It was the group's debut album. What is the name of this release?
"A Beard of Stars," Tyrannosaurus Rex
"Airconditiong," Curved Air
"Das Hohelied Salomos," Popul Vuh
"Electronic Meditation," Tangerine Dream
This 1971 album had unusual designs inside and out. The front cover showed an x-ray image of a human hand. The surface of the vinyl album had the same image on a clear background. Which of the following is it?
"Expectations," Keith Jarrett
This 1971 album was the last release on Atlantic Records by this particular group. It showed the group members' faces on a broken alarm clock. What was the name of this album?
"Message from the Country," the Move
"High Time," the MC5
"In Search of Space," Hawkwind
This album cover featured a blue-green background, with a human figure, as well as the title and the band's name, in dark copper. The music within was full of long tunes with a number of solos; there were also a few shorter pieces, and the group's sense of humor showed in titles like "I Think I'm Going Bald." What release was it?
"Caress of Steel," Rush
"Only Hits," the Ventures
"Lifemask," Roy Harper
"Raw Power," Iggy and the Stooges
This 1970 album featured the singer standing in what could be flames or lava. Another version of the cover had looming images of the group members' faces. It was produced by Don Gallucci and released on the Elektra label. Which of the following is it?
"Bryter Layter," Nick Drake
"Black Gold," Nina Simone
"Fun House," Iggy and the Stooges
"The End of an Ear," Robert Wyatt
The cover of this 1974 album featured an image of the main musician placing a hand on his head. Around this central picture was a series of variations on the picture, with the man brushing aside his hair, resting his chin on his hand, and so forth. What is the name of this album?
"Kung Fu Meets the Dragon," the Upsetters
"Play Don't Worry," Mick Ronson
"Power in the Music," the Guess Who
"Taking Tiger Mountain by Strategy," Brian Eno
This 1978 album featured a picture of a bodybuilder clenching his hands so that his arm muscles stood out. The group's name appeared in block letters over his eyes. What was the name of this album?
"Dream Police," Cheap Trick
"Drums and Wires," XTC
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