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Andy Warhol's Album Covers

Posted by Amoebite, June 19, 2013 12:59pm | Post a Comment

Dave Dyment has been killing it recently with his blog posts about the album covers of Andy Warhol. Check them out on his blog "Artists' Books and Multiples" I hope he continues with this series.

Emotions In Motion Billy Squire
Emotions in Motion
[1982]

“Went to Madison Square Garden (cab $4) to see Billy Squier, he was just going on. Backstage there were about fifty nude girls serving hot dogs and beer and mud wrestling. Took pictures, then realized I didn’t have film in the camera.” - The Andy Warhol Diaries,  page 453. Read More...
The Story of Moondog Moondog
The Story of Moondog
[1957]

It is the 22nd album cover designed by Andy Warhol, created when he was still employed as a commercial designer, before his later success as a pop artist. The credit, though, went to Reid Miles, the designer of hundreds of albums on the Blue Note label. Read More...
Sheila Take A Bow

The Smith
Sheila Take A Bow
[1987]

Like the Smiths' eponymous debut, the cover to Sheila Take A Bow was not executed by Warhol himself. It was released in April of 1987, two months after his death. Read More...

The Smiths

The Smiths
The Smiths [1984]

The Smiths featured a still of Joe Dallesandro from the Andy Warhol produced, Paul Morrissey directed film Flesh, about a newlywed who prostitutes himself in order to pay for his wife's new girlfriend's abortion. Dallesandro is also rumoured to be the crotch that Warhol featured on his cover design for the Rolling Stones' Sticky Fingers LP, with its infamous zipper cover. Read More...

John Lennon - Menlove Ave. John Lennon
Menlove Ave.
[1986]

The record was compiled by Yoko Ono, who, at the request of Capitol Records, also supervised the cover design. She invited her friend Andy Warhol to design the LP graphic and stories differ as to whether this is a new work, or one dating back from 1980, around the time that Warhol worked with Beatle portraits for a book published by Rolling Stone Press. Read More...
Silk Electric
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Diana Ross
Silk Electric
[1982]

Reviewing Diana Ross' 1982 album Silk Electric, Rolling Stone magazine noted "Unfortunately... the album is as glossy and superficial as Interview, the magazine published by Andy Warhol, who designed the album's cover." Read More...
Honi Soit John Cale
Honi Soit
[1981]

"And then I saw John Cale. And he's been looking really great. He's been coming by the office to exercise with me...it was good seeing John, I did a cover for him, but I did in black and white and he changed it to color. It would have been worth more if he'd left it my way but you can never tell any body anything, I've learned that." Read More...
Sticky Fingers
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The Rolling Stones
Sticky Fingers
[1971]

Sticky Fingers was to be their first record of the new decade, their first without Jones1, and the first for their newly formed label, Rolling Stones Records. The Beatles had just disbanded, leaving the group no serious rival. Read More...
The Velvet Underground & Nico
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The Velvet Underground
The Velvet Underground & Nico
[1967]

Velvet Underground founders Lou Reed and John Cale, named as plaintiffs in the lawsuit, had argued that Andy Warhol's banana sticker design for the group's debut album had become an iconic symbol of the group. Read More...