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L.P. Album Covers - The Extinct Art

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"The birth of the CD was warmly embraced by music lovers worldwide. If only we knew it would lead to the death of album cover art. As Joni Mitchell once sang, "you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.""

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1. This 1966 studio album by The Beatles was their first to break with the tradition of simply having photographs of the band adorning the album cover. A collage of small photographic images were incorporated into and arranged around line drawings of each member of the Fab Four on which album cover?
    Revolver
    Help
    Rubber Soul
    Abbey Road


2. Gimmicks are often used to boost sales of a product; sometimes they work, sometimes they don't. The latter was true for the 1967 self-titled 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' which failed to make any great impact despite featuring what novelty item on early pressings of its album cover?
    A peelable banana
    A Campbell's Tomato Soup scented scratch'n'sniff panel
    A working zipper
    A pair of velvet underpants


3. Released in 1968, Big Brother and the Holding Company's 'Cheap Thrills' showcased the brilliant vocals of Janis Joplin. The comic strip styled album cover on the other hand showcased the artistic talent of which notable figure of the underground comic scene?
    Charles Schulz
    Robert Crumb
    Gary Larson
    Walt Disney


4. The graphic art team known as Hipgnosis created scores of album covers for some of the biggest, and not so big names in rock from the late sixties through to the early eighties. Their first design was the cover for 1968's 'A Saucerful of Secrets', the second album for which band?
    UFO
    Pink Floyd
    10CC
    Wings


5. Before providing the artwork for his own 'Self Portrait' (1970) and 'Planet Waves' (1974) album covers, Bob Dylan was also responsible for the painting that appeared on the cover of 'Music From Big Pink', the 1968 debut from which long time Dylan collaborators?
    The Byrds
    The Band
    The Grateful Dead
    The Flying Burrito Brothers


6. When Frank Zappa approached artist Neon Park to create the artwork for The Mothers of Invention's 1970 release 'Weasels Ripped My Flesh', the result was an amalgamation of a real cover from a magazine for men and a real advertisement for what type of gentlemanly product?
    Necktie
    Brylcreem
    Electric razor
    Fob watch


7. Money can be saved and artistic control can be kept in your own hands by creating the artwork yourself. Which folk rocker did just that for many of his own albums beginning with a drawing of a dented metal rubbish bin on the cover of 'Mona Bone Jakon' in 1970?
    Donovan
    Neil Young
    Cat Stevens
    Paul Simon


8. Really don't mind if you sit this one out, but in 1972 Jethro Tull released what frontman Ian Anderson described as "the mother of all concept albums", 'Thick as a Brick.' The original album cover was a mock-up of what type of reading material?
    Newspaper
    Paperback novel
    Personal diary
    Bible


9. Many album covers have created controversy upon their initial release leading to them being edited for future pressings. Which 1974 David Bowie album suffered such a fate following objections to the half-man/half-beast painting of Bowie that appeared on its cover?
    Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)
    The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars
    Heathen
    Diamond Dogs


10. The KISS principle, that is Keep It Simple, Stupid, was adhered to for the cover photography for the 1975 debut album for Patti Smith 'Horses.' Who was it that shot this simple yet striking photo?
    Annie Liebowitz
    Kishin Shinoyama
    Linda McCartney
    Robert Mapplethorpe


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Compiled Sep 29 12