Monday, September 19, 2011

The Best Album Covers of All Time (10-6) - By Readers of Rolling stones

In the age of the MP3, the album cover is really a lost art – which probably explains why 90 percent of the albums that readers selected come from the 1960s and the 1970s.

We have broken the list into two parts,here is the first containing the bottom 5 greatest album covers of all time as picked by the readers of RollingStone magazine.

10. The Velvet Underground, 'The Velvet Underground & Nico'
Early versions of his famous banana print cover said "peel slowly and see," and there was a peel-away banana sticker that revealed a pink banana underneath. With drug songs like "Heroin" and "I'm Waiting For The Man," some have interpreted the album's cover as a reference to the old schoolyard rumor that smoking a banana peel will get you high. Whether or not that was Andy Warhol's intent, the cover remains one of his most famous works.

9.Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here'
This picture of two Hollywood stuntmen Ronnie Rondell and Danny Rogers was taken on the Warner Bros. backlot in 1975. Rondell wore a business suit over a flame retardant suit and shook Rogers' hand while his clothing was on fire.

8. Bruce Springsteen, 'Born To Run'
The cover of Bruce Springsteen's Born To Run was shot by Eric Meola during just two and a half hours in June of 1975

7. The Beatles, 'Revolver'
German-born artist and musician Klaus Voorman was a longtime friend of the Beatles, and an obvious choice to draw the Revolver cover.Klaus asked the Beatles to give him old photos of themselves, and he pasted some of them onto his own drawings. He had trouble with George Harrison's face, so he pasted newspaper photos of eyes and lips onto it.

6. The Rolling Stones, 'Sticky Fingers'
The second album on our list designed by Andy Warhol, Sticky Fingers was the Rolling Stones' first album for Atlantic Records.Contrary to legend, the man in the underwear is not Mick Jagger. It's one of Warhol's
associates, though nobody seems to be able to agree on exactly who it is.

The top 5 covers will be posted on next weeks blog...

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