Sunday, November 22, 2009

Iron Maiden-Twilight Zone

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The huge majority of Iron Maiden's album covers have been some of the best metal album covers of all time. That includes singles as well as LPs. Sometimes on the singles artists Derek Riggs would take more chances and try out some different concepts. For Twilight Zone we see Eddie only as a ghost in the mirror. More subtle than covers like Killers and The number of the beast, but just as effective for sure.

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Saturday, May 31, 2008

Hanoi Rocks-Bangkok Shocks, Saigon Shakes, Hanoi Rocks

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I picked this one not so much for itself, but for the style it represents. That is a live picture on the cover of a studio album. Doesn't happen that often and seemed to happen more on punk albums than in metal in hard rock. Others include Soundgarden-Louder than love, Acid King-3, the Nuge did it on more than one occasion. There are others as well and a number were in the 1980's. I don't know the reasoning behind any of these covers, but for some reason someone saw a live photo as being more fitting than bringing in artist to do a drawing or painting.

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Monday, May 26, 2008

Ted Nugent-Intensities in 10 cities

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Seriously if a hairy, sweaty, almost naked Ted Nugent jumped into the crowd would you touch him?

***Any nightmares, nausea or future fear of loin clothes caused by this cover are not the fault of Whole lotta album covers, Metal Mark or any of the other staff members. We wash hands of any responsibility and if you were on this cover touching the Nuge then you should have definitely washed your hands with something stronger than just soap and water.

Oh and Happy Memorial Day!

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Friday, April 25, 2008

The Police-Ghost in the machine

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This one is very basic and a little dated yet I have always liked it. It came out around the time I was first getting into music, but I was listening to a lot of radio so I was hearing quite a bit of popular pop stuff. I like the simplicity of the design and the colors. Plus it doesn't have Sting's snooty mug on it.

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