Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Classic Rock Covers” as Want to Read:
Classic Rock Covers
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Classic Rock Covers (Taschen Icons)

3.52  ·  Rating Details  ·  23 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A selection of the best 50s to 90s rock album covers from music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and ex-record publicity executive Michael Ochs's enormous private collection. Both a trip down memory lane and a study in the evolution of cover art.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published June 15th 2001 by Taschen
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Classic Rock Covers, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Classic Rock Covers

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 56)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jul 14, 2012 Gerry rated it liked it
This is not a studious anthology of album cover art nor a complete history; it is a sample of the album covers in the author's extensive collection. He has included covers that caught his eye and that he deemed unique and memorable for their time.

As such the selection is just right for browsing and, set out in decades, 1950s to 1980s/90s, it is ideal to run through and see the musical trends of the periods.

Raw rock and roll to begin with, through sixties pop, punk and into the 80s and 90s when,
I picked this up in a great little used book store in Echo Park called Stories. Got it as a gift for a librarian friend who was groovin' on seeing Manhattan Transfer perform this week at the Walt Disney Concert Hall. Couldn't help reading it before wrapping it up. It's a nice little collection, by no means comprehensive--the author tells us this in the prelude--which reflects the passion and personal tastes of rock archivist Michael Ochs. Fascinating brief overviews for each decade precede each ...more
Jim Booth
Oct 16, 2013 Jim Booth rated it really liked it
See my review at

Link available at my author page.
Ed Wagemann
Oct 30, 2012 Ed Wagemann rated it really liked it
reveurdart marked it as to-read
Aug 08, 2016
Katrīna marked it as to-read
Jul 16, 2016
James marked it as to-read
Apr 28, 2016
Herman rated it really liked it
Mar 11, 2016
Joshua Lennon
Joshua Lennon marked it as to-read
Mar 06, 2016
Carolina marked it as to-read
Feb 26, 2016
Owen marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2016
Emma Shore
Emma Shore rated it liked it
Nov 05, 2015
Plamen marked it as to-read
Nov 04, 2015
Amar Baines
Amar Baines marked it as to-read
Oct 14, 2015
Blaine added it
Oct 07, 2015
Mafalda Fernandes
Mafalda Fernandes marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2015
Antonio marked it as to-read
Feb 16, 2015
Tina Wilkins
Tina Wilkins marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2015
Maria Paula
Maria Paula marked it as to-read
Jan 14, 2015
Caitlin rated it it was amazing
Jan 10, 2015
Keenan Manning
Keenan Manning marked it as to-read
Dec 03, 2014
Jonas Sivertsen
Jonas Sivertsen rated it liked it
Sep 23, 2014
Anamarija117 marked it as to-read
Sep 19, 2014
Jorge Padilha
Jorge Padilha rated it liked it
Jul 13, 2014
Jhl rated it liked it
Jun 23, 2014
Erika added it
Jun 17, 2014
Anthony marked it as to-read
Mar 03, 2014
Margaret marked it as to-read
Feb 15, 2014
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
'Taschen is an art book publisher founded in 1980 by Benedikt Taschen in Cologne, Germany. It began as Taschen Comics publishing Benedikt's extensive comic collection. Taschen has been a noteworthy force in making lesser-seen art available to mainstream bookstores, including some fetishistic imagery, queer art, historical erotica, pornography and adult magazines (including multiple books with Play ...more
More about Taschen...

Other Books in the Series

Taschen Icons (1 - 10 of 60 books)
  • Design for the 21st Century
  • Design of the 20th Century
  • Graphic Design: Grafikdesign im 21. Jahrhundert/Le design graphique au 21 siecle (Icons)
  • Design Handbook: Concepts, Materials, Styles
  • Industrial Design
  • Art Now
  • Architecture Now!
  • Photo Icons I (Icon (Taschen)) (v. 1)
  • Photo Icons II
  • Photos of the 20th Century

Share This Book