That's right, albums.
In those olden days, the artwork that came with a recording was 12 inches by 12 inches. It was quite a canvas for an artist to work with and it was quite something to sit and look at when dropping the needle on that latest acquisition.
It was, and still is, another way for music to be beautiful. It's part of one's relationship with the music and the artists who make it. Looking back, it's also an interesting portrait of the evolution of music and style around the world over the last 50 years.
There are people out there who's devotion to both collecting and to sharing their collections has led to the creation of some amazing websites.
There are links to some of those sites at the end of this post. In the meantime, here are a few faves covers and some of the places I've Stumbled into or otherwise found my way to out on the cyber frontier...
the Museum of Bad Album Covers
almost 40 pages, grouped under sub-titles like “Keeping It Unreal” and “Oh no…it’s the Germans”. Should you wish, you can also stream Bad Music Radio to enhance your viewing experience.You have been warned.
Brazilian album covers from the 60s & 70s. an astounding collection of LPs and singles, sorted by label.
”beautiful record covers from the 50s to the 70s