Thursday, August 2, 2007

Rush - Moving Pictures



I used to sit and stare at this cover, trying to decipher its secrets while half expecting it to suddenly come to life. It's disturbing and creepy, but in an extremely subtle way. It's arguably the greatest album cover from a band who had more than their fair share of great covers.

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Blogger bob_vinyl said...

It is a great cover, but it gets away with being cheesey in the same way most rock lyrics get away with being bad poetry.

August 2, 2007 at 6:26 AM  
Blogger taotechuck said...

Interesting point, Bob, especially being as I think Neil Peart excels at passing off bad poetry (and prose) as rock lyrics. He's had a few moments over the years, but the lyrical stinkers far outweigh the good ones.

August 2, 2007 at 10:46 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I like a lot of Rush covers. Hemispheres may be my favorite.

August 2, 2007 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

I like most of Rush's covers, for different reasons. This is one of them. Power Windows is one of the few exceptions.

The best thing about this one is the basic pun. Priceless.

-- david

August 2, 2007 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

What, you don't think Hold Your Fire is a visual masterpiece? ; )

I too used to sit and stare at this cover for many reasons.

August 7, 2007 at 1:27 AM  

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