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(Vintage Everyday)   Back in the 20th century music was distributed on vinyl discs in fancy cardboard sleeves. Here are 28 album covers by Andy Warhol   (vintag.es) divider line
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2022-07-07 11:17:59 AM  
Choke on this you dance-a-teria types!
 
2022-07-07 11:26:53 AM  
I'd have gone with a source image for Love You Live that didn't have that big Amazon logo on it.
 
2022-07-07 11:34:04 AM  
More diverse than I expected

/also, it's Diana
 
2022-07-07 11:49:14 AM  
Billy Squier? Jesus H. Christ, Warhol really would do anything for a check.
 
2022-07-07 12:07:17 PM  
I know I'm getting older because I'm like "Wow, I gotta find that Monk album!"
 
2022-07-07 12:07:41 PM  

Deja vu all over again: Billy Squier? Jesus H. Christ, Warhol really would do anything for a check.


I guess you never had a girlfriend who went through a Jim Morrison phase.
 
2022-07-07 12:09:20 PM  
You know what surprises me? Not that Andy made album covers. I kind of expected that actually...

What surprises me is that there is still a tradition of making album art at all. Hell, I'm honestly surprised FULL albums are being recorded and released. Given how 99% of music purchased is through a digital medium or streamed, I'm honestly surprised that songs aren't just recorded and released immediately as singles.

I know Weird Al went that route once his record contract was up.
 
2022-07-07 12:11:55 PM  
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2022-07-07 12:16:26 PM  
Oh damn, he designed the cover for Sticky Fingers? I wonder if it was his idea to put a real, functional zipper and fabric on the original pressing.
 
2022-07-07 12:20:42 PM  
He designed some of those 50s nerd-sophisticate jazz covers. I have no idea how we originally got them or who we gave them to but we once had 25-30 of them. Women in elaborate negligees and similar costumes. You looked at them as if you needed a prophylactic or time-swap Rosetta Stone to figure out what you were looking at.
 
2022-07-07 12:23:58 PM  

Hoopy Frood: I'd have gone with a source image for Love You Live that didn't have that big Amazon logo on it.


For some reason I thought that was part of the pic.   Warhol put out this weird "novel" called "a"  that was kind of fun to read stoned.
 
2022-07-07 12:42:01 PM  
I knew about the Stones covers, but not the others. The 1950s jazz examples are biatchin'.
 
2022-07-07 12:47:36 PM  

jaytkay: I knew about the Stones covers, but not the others. The 1950s jazz examples are biatchin'.


Yeah, the jazz albums were a surprise to me, especially since I have an original pressing of that very same Paul Desmond! Fun to know  :)
 
2022-07-07 12:49:44 PM  
I looked up that last one, the Mtv album, and the cassette tape liner notes state that it was a preliminary sketch by Warhol that was never completed, he died before he could submit the work. I also didn't realize he was the actual artist for that Billy Squire cover... I always thought that it was just aping Warhol's style so that's too funny.
 
2022-07-07 12:57:27 PM  
Warhol would have lost his damned mind over NFTs.

"And here I thought I was being as un-subtle as possible..."
 
2022-07-07 1:06:41 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: Oh damn, he designed the cover for Sticky Fingers? I wonder if it was his idea to put a real, functional zipper and fabric on the original pressing.


I have two versions of Sticky Fingers, one regular and one gatefold. The gatefold has an image of someone in their tighty whiteys.

Both have the working zipper. I picked them up cheap about 4 years ago.
 
2022-07-07 1:12:36 PM  
I cut up CD longboxes and used them as free posters.
 
2022-07-07 1:15:16 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I cut up CD longboxes and used them as free posters.


I started a CD Longbox collector's page on FB years ago. 
I have all the longboxes I ever bought stuck on my walls in my home office. I didn't start buying CDs until 1992 but still have around 100 of them.
 
2022-07-07 1:18:23 PM  
Article just reminds me how damned sexy Debra Harry was.
 
2022-07-07 1:18:28 PM  
oh wow i totally forgot about Billy Squier.  I used love him,that awesome hair,very cute.
 
2022-07-07 1:18:40 PM  
I always just assumed that Billy Squire cover was a cheesy faux Warhol knock-off.
 
2022-07-07 1:26:21 PM  
Before he hit with the Pop Art thing, he was more or less a good but fairly unremarkable commercial artist.  Then he became ANDY WARHOL and all of a sudden, things you wouldn't look twice at were now "remarkable!" once you knew he did them.  Other than the Sticky Fingers and Velvet Underground covers, you'd kind of be hard pressed to say one of them was an Andy Warhol, other than by maybe the handwriting style on some of the jazz covers.
Never saw the Moondog cover before - that's pretty cool.
 
2022-07-07 1:30:22 PM  
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2022-07-07 1:33:44 PM  
 
2022-07-07 1:38:39 PM  
I was working one summer Saturday afternoon at the studio, and had just bailed out for the day
when I was approached by an older, grey-haired man in a striped shirt, glasses hanging on a chain 
in front of him.

"Hey! Do you work here?"  
Well, yeah.  
"Oh great! What do you do?"  
Animator.
"You look like an animator. My Name is Carl. Do you like The Doors?"
And then he went on a rant about how he designed The Doors' L.A. Woman album cover.
How he was pals with Jim in LA. 
It was meant to look like a macaroni box with the clear window
and how farking Warhol did the Sticky Fingers cover that year and robbed him of some award or something. 

Weird day, that one.
 
2022-07-07 1:50:19 PM  
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2022-07-07 1:51:57 PM  

Rapmaster2000: CD longboxes


*cue Obi-Wan
 
2022-07-07 2:13:31 PM  
I collect/play vinyl, and put the latest played on my wall.  Weirdly two of these (Sticky Fingers and Velvet Underground) are on my wall right now.  I had no idea that Sticky Fingers was a Warhol thing.
 
2022-07-07 2:54:42 PM  
Swan Lake has never been sexier
 
2022-07-07 3:12:14 PM  

muphasta: Eddie Hazel's E string: Oh damn, he designed the cover for Sticky Fingers? I wonder if it was his idea to put a real, functional zipper and fabric on the original pressing.

I have two versions of Sticky Fingers, one regular and one gatefold. The gatefold has an image of someone in their tighty whiteys.

Both have the working zipper. I picked them up cheap about 4 years ago.


That wasn't a gatefold, you have two first-pressings and the top layer of the cover came unglued on one of them. It was designed so you'd see the tighty whiteys when you unzip the zipper.
 
2022-07-07 3:38:18 PM  

Billy Liar: Other than the Sticky Fingers and Velvet Underground covers,


And all the silk screens

you'd kind of be hard pressed to say one of them was an Andy Warhol

That was his most common (I think?) thing.

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2022-07-07 3:51:28 PM  

Extra Virgin Geek Olive Oil: You know what surprises me? Not that Andy made album covers. I kind of expected that actually...

What surprises me is that there is still a tradition of making album art at all. Hell, I'm honestly surprised FULL albums are being recorded and released. Given how 99% of music purchased is through a digital medium or streamed, I'm honestly surprised that songs aren't just recorded and released immediately as singles.

I know Weird Al went that route once his record contract was up.


It is a lot more fun looking through big album covers, seeing something interesting, and then checking out the album simply based on the wondrous artwork. And you could end up with King Crimson. Or you could end up with something awful (having a hard time thinking of a bad/forgettable album with a great cover, probably because the albums are bad/forgettable.)

I find with streaming, I'm more likely to click on an interesting artist or track name that evokes a sense of wonder, much like album covers did. I barely even look at the cover thumbnail.
 
2022-07-07 4:15:27 PM  
Franco didn't like the Warhol cover

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2022-07-07 4:23:02 PM  
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Little known fact:  After Spinal Tap rejected Warhol concept art for the cover of "Smell the Glove" he pitched the idea to the Rolling Stones.
 
2022-07-07 5:24:18 PM  
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I had this album on vinyl.

No, I'm not gay.
 
2022-07-07 6:53:51 PM  
I knew that he did Sticky Fingers but I didn't know that almost made it into the 90's. I always figured he was Solanased in the mid 70s.
 
2022-07-07 7:38:56 PM  

Billy Liar: Franco didn't like the Warhol cover

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That's wild. Gotta appreciate a regime where sexual innuendo is taboo, but blood and gore are perfectly acceptable!
 
2022-07-07 7:40:14 PM  

Billy Liar: Franco didn't like the Warhol cover

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That's arguably more "offensive" than the Warhol bit.

Gross, even.
 
2022-07-07 9:16:37 PM  

Eddie Hazel's E string: Billy Liar: Franco didn't like the Warhol cover

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That's wild. Gotta appreciate a regime where sexual innuendo is taboo, but blood and gore are perfectly acceptable!


Hmmm.  Sounds familiar.
 
2022-07-08 1:33:14 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [Fark user image 640x641]

I had this album on vinyl.

No, I'm not gay

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