The Guardian has a nice collection of album covers embedded in Google Streetview images. I'm surprised they didn't make Bowie's The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, but Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Beastie Boys will do it for me.
Sometime in 1889, Emile Berliner recorded the first album in the history of the world. Then, that record by the father of the gramophone was destroyed. Today, Patrick Feaster, a sound historian at Indiana University, recreated the album using just a printed photograph of the album. His technique defies belief.
All this digital music stuff has destroyed one of my old guilty pleasures. No, not listening all day long to the warm sound, the pops and crackles of Delicate Sound of Thunder on my father's big cans. I'm talking about flipping through album covers at record stores.
This tumblr is genius, in a disturbingly macabre way: Jean-Marie Delbes and Hatim El Hihi are photoshopping dead band members out of famous album covers. The results are oh-so-perfect and weird. Eternity was never so ephemeral.
Google may be launching a new photosharing service called Photovine. The big G owns photovine.com and just launched a teaser page with an iPhone encircled by some lovely vines.
The Sword may not be your cup of tea, but no matter your musical predilections, the cover for their new album, Warp Riders (YES!) is pure awesome. Giant asteroids. Red gas clouds. A spaceship. Kanye—please copy this. [io9]
Ryan Todd of Darklord Disco has compiled a massive found art gallery of cosmic disco and funk LP sleeves. Equal parts Studio 54 and Mos Eisley, the covers re-imagine outer space as a non-stop party with lots of zero-G nipples.
If you're a fan of novelty USB drives, submachine guns, and rap, I've got a treat for you: The Get Busy Committee stuck their upcoming album Uzi Does It on uzi-shaped flash drives to create an unholy threesome. [Wired]
This year marks the 30th anniversary of Mobile Suit Gundam, the television series about space war and mecha suits that launched a phenomenon in Japan. Headbanging rocker Andrew W.K. plans to celebrate with a tribute album to Gundam's music.
Reposted in MJ's Memory: At first I thought my first was a cassette single of Bel Biv Devoe's Poison I bought from the Bergen Mall, but then I realized I had a record of Michael Jackson's Thriller at 5.
The coolest thing about the cover artwork for Queen's 1977 album News of the World was that it was inspired by a cover from the October 1953 edition of Astounding Science Fiction magazine (later called Analog). The caption for the image was "Please... fix it, Daddy?"
I came across this New Christy Minstrels album cover in the Retro Records Flickr Group. Clothes of the paleo-future are often impractical but I really don't mind what this woman is wearing. The bug-eyed helmet is the only thing that seems absurdly unnecessary. Otherwise, it seems like pretty standard 1960's mod fashion
The only thing special about this 128MB is the fact that it displays album art in a circle on the front. In Korea, you can purchase virtual albums with the music and art on board. This way, you're fooling yourself into thinking you're viewing the front of the CD as it's spinning away in your player.