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David Bowie “Without You” b/w “”Criminal World” EMI Records (1983) Keith Haring illustration. (Personal aside: I saw Keith Haring twice, once, in 1982 when he came up to Bard College and covered the art center with his graffiti of radioactive babies. Then again in 1989 (the year before he died) at the big Andy Warhol retrospective at MOMA. Okay, maybe not a classic anecdote, but there you go.)
Piano Percussion In Rhythm Arthur Cohen ACORN Records Cover design by Frank Parisi
Jair Pimentel â€œPintando O Seteâ€
LP COVER LOVER loves this frame made for displaying and hanging your favorite cover art. I recently got this easy-to-use, affordable and stylish art frame from a company called Rock on Wall Record Frames out of France. Check it out. I used mine for The Hanleys “A Privilege, Lord” on Zion Records.
Check this out! John Purlia’s Wonderland of Wind-up Fun John uses great old LP covers as backdrops for his colorful diaramas of miniatures, toys, blocks, doll heads, coins and whatever else he finds. Eye candy galore!
“Blues Helping” Love Sculpture Rare Earth Records (1967) Love Sculpture was a British band that formed in Cardiff in 1966 out of the remnants of another local band called The Human Beans. The band, featuring lead guitarist Dave Edmunds (Right), John Williams on bass, and drummer Bob â€œCongoâ€ Jones disbanded in 1970 after two LPs, this is their first. (Edmunds then went on to success with the number one song “I Hear You Knocking” and “I Knew the Bride (When She Used To Rock and Roll)” and then with Nick Lowe formed the band Rockpile.)
“Blues Helping” is pretty straight forward British blues rock with covers of “Summertime,” “Wang Dang Doodle,” and “Shake Your Hips”
Below is Robert Indiana’s “Love Sculpture” located on the corner of 6th Avenue and 55th Street in Manhattan, NY.
Below is the album cover for “Renegade” by Rage Against The Machine which parodies the “Love” sculpture. (Neither Robert Indiana nor Rage have any other connection with the “Blues Healing” LP that started this ramble. None that I know of that is.)