Saturday, March 10, 2012

Best album cover EVER

Now this is who I want to see perform on the Grammys.

18 comments:

beingbrad said...
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beingbrad said...

I think you're forgetting the great john denver

cadavra said...

But nothing can top "Dick Hyman and His Organ." (not a joke)

jbryant said...

cadavra: Reminds me of the time Letterman did one of his 'actual ads' about an act that played in a club in Evansville, Indiana, which is near my hometown. It was the Duck Inn, and the act was Johnny Kaye and His Swingin' Organ. Letterman said, "Now you know why they call it the DUCK Inn."

normadesmond said...

it's even better on 8-track.

Tom Quigley said...

She probably accompanied a jazzy acapella group of guys who were all named Richard and went by the moniker "The Swingin' Dicks"...

Cap'n Bob said...

I heard that record. It sucked.

David Schwartz said...

You know... it's not a real cover! That record was mocked up. There is no Tamla (which was a subsidiary of Motown) record with that title. But you probably already know that and I just take things too literally!

jbryant said...

Yeah, supposedly that's the catalog number for Stevie Wonder's "Signed, Sealed, Delivered" on Tamla. Fun with PhotoShop, I suppose.

Tim W. said...

I used to date her. That's false advertising.

Pat Reeder said...

I specialize in the worst of the world's LPs (note my website link), and if you like odd LP covers, here are quite a few:

http://www.octanecreative.com/Parodyville/worst_album_covers/cover_slideshow/index.html

BTW, the worst cover SONG by a celebrity ever is "Orange Colored Sky" by Burt Ward. That question was asked of me a lot after "Hollywood HiFi" came out. I would always say that, of course, taste is subjective, and it's impossible to name a single worst record...nevertheless, Burt Ward's is, without a doubt, the absolute, unarguable worst.

Harold X said...

Oh, my God!

Mike said...

Best record ever, courtesy of Stiff Records in 1980, the original home of Elvis Costello.
The Wit & Wisdom of Ronald Reagan.
Details here.
Audio here.
Shifted over 30,000 copies.

I thought of buying a copy at the time. If I had, it'd now be worth more than the rest of my record collection put together.

You see, Tony Randall was right.

pete grossman said...

I like that you're still a 12 year-old at heart. Makes me smile. Thanks!

Mike said...

You want to know all about the Burt Ward record?
Not a problem.
1966, Ward backed by the Mothers of Invention.
You want the A-side?

But what of William Shatner's Transformed Man? Spoken word with... Dramatic... Pauses and... Flourishes.

Dan Tedson said...

Bora Bora hubba hubba.

estiv said...

Not only is the LP info fake, apparently Gruebbersolvik is not a real name in any known language. Rats.

chuckcd said...

I thought that was a VIDEO, not an album...