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Music History Monday: June 29

Posted by Jeff Harris, June 29, 2015 10:17am | Post a Comment

Music History Monday

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Born on this day: June 29, 1953 - Singer, songwriter, and musician Colin Hay (born Colin James Hay in Kilwinning, Scotland) of Men At Work. Happy 62nd Birthday, Colin!
 


On this day in music history: June 29, 1968A Saucerful Of Secrets, the second studio album by Pink Floyd, is released. Produced by Norman Smith, it is recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London in August and October of 1967, and January - April of 1968. The bands' follow-up to their debut, The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, is recorded sporadically over a period of eight months, largely because of Syd Barrett's increasing mental instability due to his excessive consumption of psychedelic drugs. Guitarist David Gilmour is brought in to take Barrett's place, becoming a permanent member of the band in March of 1968. The album features songs such as "Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Sun" and the title track, both of which will become staples of their live performances. The enigmatic cover art for the album is designed by Hipgnosis, making Pink Floyd the first EMI act (besides The Beatles) to have their album covers designed by someone other than EMI's art department). It is the beginning of a four-decade-long association with the graphic design company. A Saucerful Of Secrets will peak at number nine on the UK album chart and will not chart on the Billboard Top 200.
 

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The Art of the LP Cover- Ice Is Nice!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, July 17, 2010 01:20am | Post a Comment
With summer in full blaze, I present a gallery of icy scenes.

Smoke!

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, May 20, 2009 12:10pm | Post a Comment
boz scaggs middle man lp coverstan kenton hair lp coverryan adams heartbreaker lp cover
I figured that this would be a good follow up to my fire blog. After I launched that one in honor of Pele, I realized that yesterday was the feast of Brighid and that I should have offered my work to her. So today, I make this tabacco offering to her.
danny spanos passion in the dark lp covercazuza burguesia lp labelchavela vargas lp cover
commander cody we've got a live one here lp coverjimmie rodgers lp cover
down to eartha kitt lp coverjackie gleason presents night winds lp covernilsson that's the way it is lp cover
Although the entire Jackie Gleason series has beautiful artwork, Night Winds is my favorite. Very sinister undercurrents flowing through the image.
divine comedy casanova lp coverpeter dayton love at 1st sight lp cover
garnett mimms has it all lp covermajor matt mason real 12" coverapollonia six back cover
The pic of Brenda Bennett on the above Apollonia 6 LP cracks me up because she always looked old to me when I was a kid, but in this picture she's probably younger than I am now. I love the way that the Straight Lines LP came out in this photo. The giant cat urine stain on the left adds so much. OK, I'm going off to smoke my Peterson now...
ronnie spector siren lp coverphillip lynott solo in soho lp coverstraight lines lp cover

Wet Wet Wet

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, August 15, 2008 12:00pm | Post a Comment
The Dog Days of summer are at our door step. At our compound in Pasadena that can mean heat managing up to 105-110...It's been holding off for now, but when that weather arrives I will look longingly at this blog...
Bellamy Brothers Strong Weakness lp coverJimmy Buffett Changes in Latitudes Changes in Attitudes lp coverJulio Iglesias Mi Vida En Canciones lp coverBellamy Brothers Strong Weakness lp cover
Anthony and the Camp What I Like lp coverLake Paradise Island lp coverpure praire league can't hold back lp coverIssac Hayes Juicy Fruit (Disco Freak) lp cover
Grover Washington Jr. Mister Magic lp coverDanny Kortchmar Innuendo lp coverRobert Palmer Double Fun lp coverGrover Washington Jr. Mister Magic lp cover
sunrize lp cover who's stickin it? Barbara Streisand Wet lp coverBarbara Streisand Donna Summer enough is enough stickerSunrize lp cover who's been stickin' it?
Boz Scaggs Slow Dancer lp coverKlique Try It Out lp coverRoger Daltrey Parting Should Be Painless lp coverJ. Michael Reed lp cover