Have you ever found old 45’s without their picture sleeves and wondered what the covers could be if YOU were the art director and artist. I recently found this handful of homemade jackets that some creative soul designed to replace the originals. I dig the girl covers! I can imagine our DIY hero listening and dreaming of each song’s romantic heroine, but I’m most intrigued by what the Hollies “On a Carousel” conjured up!
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From lp cover lover Sebastian Fraye: “Really enjoy your site, wanted to submit my own album I designed and produced. The album artwork is composed of real record store price stickers from my own collection.”
Sebastian Fraye’s VOL. 1 showcases a selection of instrumentals that were created between 2009 and 2014. A multitude of both sampled and recorded instruments, tools and techniques were used throughout the album. The thread that ties them all together is through the use of vinyl. Sebastian felt that with his first official album, he needed to honor the traditions of the beatmaking craft and the artists that came before him—not only musically, but visually as well. His album artwork is a curated collection of record store album stickers that were acquired from his personal collection; some of which were taken from records that were sampled in this very album. As a designer, Sebastian feels that the stickers not only have a beautiful aesthetic look, but represent the experience of buying used records from dusty old stores, early Sunday morning swap meets, or local thrift stores—often searching for hours on end until something unique is found. VOL. 1 is truly a tribute to vinyl through its assortment of 24 original beats.
Record Condition: M- / Sleeve Condition: M-, in shrink Exceptional copy of this early cosmic psychedelia from northern California.
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Top: The Singing Psychic Frances Cannon and The Extraterrestrials Bottom: “Behind My Mind” A Humanistic Audio-Text! “What would people say if they could see the real me?” Yikes! Two crazy oddball records from some far out chicks! Both up for sale on eBay this weekend along with 100 other cool, collectible records from the LP Cover Lover archives. Auction starts THIS Sunday, May 24th at 9PM. Search for seller innerears
THE CLICK KIDS THE CLICK KIDS ARE COMING CLICK Records Essential private press – real people, wide-eyed joyous kiddie xian garage pop jammer with many fun tunes & unusual lyrics.
THIS WEEK 100+ LPS FROM THE “LP COVER LOVER” COLLECTION are up for sale by INNEREARS – CLICK HERE to see them all!
Guy Wernham “Contributions to the Delinquency of Minor Poetry” Private pressing on red vinyl Little is known about Guy apart from his work translating French literature. This is a one-of-a-kind, collector’s record of poetry in the beatnik style. This and 100 other rare and unusual records from the LP Cover Lover archives are being put up for auction on eBay beginning on Monday, April 13th!