Album Cover Guest Stars [VIDEO]
Album art is truly a lost art. Sure they make it still but it get no attention. I don't mean shocking either, I mean good old fashion art. Whether it's an original piece of art or photographs or what ever. One example of the power of album art is 'The White Album.' The record's title is actually The Beatles. It's a self-titled release, but due to it's lack of art, it will forever be known by the solid color that dominates. I think of my favorite album covers such as the Roger Dean-drawn Yes covers of the 1970's, Jethro Tull Stand Up (1969) or Bob Dylan's first evangelical album Slow Train Coming (1979). Some are known even if you don't know the music contained within such as Rush's 2112 (1976), The Beatles Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967) or The Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers (1971).