Album Art – Andy Warhol Covers

A leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.

This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.

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Stacks of 45’s – Dizzy/The You I Need

From Atlanta, Georgia

When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.

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My Favorite Albums – Venus and Mars – Wings

Tell me, what’s that man movin’ cross the stage?
It looks a lot like the one used by Jimmy Page

Venus and Mars was the 4th studio album by Wings and the 6th for Paul McCartney after the break-up of The Beatles in 1970. The album was released May 27, 1975, and was the follow-up to Band on the Run. It was released on Capitol Records and was the springboard to a year-long worldwide tour for the band.

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My Favorite Albums – Mystery Pop – MysteryPop

The sky is just a time machine the stars we see have long since perished.
And every wish we’ve made so far reminds us just how small we are like all the little things we cherish.

This is the 2002 CD release of “Mystery Pop” by the band known as MysteryPop. They were formed in the late 1990s and began with the band name The Spanish Kitchen. The foursome was founded by Simon Glickman (vocals) and Willie Aron (guitars).

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My Favorite Albums – I Robot –  The Alan Parsons Project

In a matter of a moment, Lost till the end of time
It’s the evening of another day, And the end of mine

I Robot is a classic by British rock band Alan Parsons Project. It was released on July 8, 1977, on Arista Records. The album draws conceptually on author Isaac Asimov’s science fiction Robot stories, exploring philosophical themes regarding artificial intelligence. It was released with a gatefold cover where the inside has the lyrics and a monochrome photo of Parsons.

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Max Q – Band of Astronauts

Rock and rollers from space!

After the Challenger disaster on January 28, 1986, in an effort to raise the spirits of the astronauts, technicians, crew, etc., Dan Brandenstein, Chief of the Astronaut Office, suggested that they hold a party. Brewster Shaw then approached Hoot Gibson, who he had performed a few songs with at astronaut parties, with the idea of forming a four-piece group to play at this party.

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Umlauts and Rock Bands

A way to indicate how one vowel could influence another when spoken aloud.

In linguistics, umlaut, which is from the German “sound alteration”, is a sound change in which a vowel is pronounced more like a following vowel or semivowel. Umlaut is a form of assimilation[1], the process of one speech sound becoming more similar to a nearby sound. The diaeresis, also known as the trema, and the umlaut are two different diacritical marks[2] that (in modern usage) look alike. They both consist of two dots ¨ placed over a letter, usually a vowel.

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Olivia Newton-John Dies

I believe love is what makes the world go round. No matter how old or young, love is why we are here. It is the very essence of one’s being. – Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John was born September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, England. Her father was born in Wales and her mother in Germany. Newton-John’s father was an MI5 officer on the Enigma project[1] at Bletchley Park who took Rudolf Hess into custody during World War II. Olivia was the youngest of three children and when she was six years old they moved to Melbourne, Australia where her father was a professor.

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Stacks of 45’s – Georgy Girl/When the Stars Begin to Fall

Swingin’ down the street so fancy-free

When I was young before I had cassettes, the only good way of making a playlist of songs was to stack 45s on the turntable. I would arrange for them to play my favorite songs in my favorite order. These posts are about records I had in my stacks.

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