Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Alice Cooper-Muscle of love

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This is a good example of a basic album cover that works. Some album covers are elaborate, but still rather bland. So is it the basic lettering that gets my attention? Not exactly. Is it the brown box appearance? Warmer, but not quite. Is it the Fragile stamp? You are almost there. You'll probably read what it says on the cover first, but then your eyes will go to the bottom of the cover. You will wonder "what is that ooze?". This cover really represents where Alice Cooper was at this point. It's slightly dirty and slightly odd at the same time much like the lyrics and the music yet it's more subtle than some of his peers. The album actually comes in a cardboard slip that opens in the middle of the back much like shipping boxes you use for vinyl. The cd doesn't have anything like that, but still a cool cover.


Blogger countshockula said...

Simply a greatcover,love "grease stain" effect

May 9, 2007 at 1:40 PM  
Blogger bob_vinyl said...

This is one of your records I've always been jealous of. Early Alice Cooper had a nice tradition of novelty covers including the School's Out desk and the Billion Dollar babies wallet.

May 9, 2007 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

I love it--simple yet making a statement (of sorts).

-- david

May 10, 2007 at 5:06 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I think I got my vinyl copy used at a record store for maybe $2.oo. It was the early 1990's and most stores were clearing out vinyl so I got some steals. The inner sleeve is cool as well with the band dressed as sailors on leave.

May 10, 2007 at 6:05 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

I know it's a carton, but somehow that stain at the bottom makes it look like a dusty western desert with the mountains hazily in the background

May 10, 2007 at 6:33 AM  

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