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1000 Record Covers by Michael Ochs
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Apr 17, 10

bookshelves: 2010, art, in-en
Read from April 11 to 17, 2010

Impressive collection, although I understand Ochs sold his albums after 'writing' the book. It covers about 3 decades and a half, from the 60's to mid 90's. Musically speaking, I wish I had seen more of my fav artists, but anyway, being a rock and roll addict (Ochs, obviously), most of them are in there.

The covers are as they are: original, unoriginal, kitschy, artsy, stunning etc.; a little bit of everything. Sometimes artists themselves got involved in creating them (hurray for Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell or John Lennon; bad, bad choice for Fish, although I love Marillion), other times famous photographers got to work on them - Annie Leibovitz or Storm Thorgerson, and let's not forget the famous cover Andy Warhol created for The Velvet Underground. I wish I could share my preferences, but too many links are involved and making choices is pretty difficult anyway.

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message 1: by L.S. (new)

L.S. agree with the remark on Fish. :)))
the cover for the 13th star [2007:] was better.


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