Welcome to the weird and wonderful world of record covers from the golden age of LPs


Subscribe to feed Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Tumblr

I want to hold your hand

IMG_-7799

Royal Straight Flush  Ruben Perez and his Orchestra  RGE Records (Brazil)  Winning!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (5 votes, average: 2.80 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

One hit wonder

IMG_7798

Yves “Mr. Bong Bong” Lemieux  Garentie de Qualite Records (Canada).  (1969)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (13 votes, average: 3.77 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Called on the carpet

IMG_7802Monchito “Las Secretarias” Polydor Records (France)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (12 votes, average: 4.00 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

A word from your hosts

IMG_7805

“Scheletro Twist”  (“Skeleton Twist’) Fred Bullo  IPM Records (Italy)  Rare Italian rock ‘n roll from 1962!  Hear it is! 

And now, a few things about LPCoverLover that you might not know!

  • LPCoverLover was launched in November 2006 by Matthew and Tony, two lifelong record collectors whose passion for finding odd and unusual records brought them together in the spirit of friendly competition and the desire to blow each other’s mind with new and incredible discoveries from around the world!
  • While there are many copycat sites, blogs, pages, posts and imitators across the world wide interweb, everything you see on LpCoverLover is from our collections.  Records that we find, photograph and share because we haven’t seen them before and we think they’re worthy.
  • Since we started more than 12 years ago, many of the records that we’ve unearthed have become staples of the Incredibly Strange/Weird/Bizarre recordsphere.
  • We’ve even seen our name and logo on bootleg merch like shirts and cigarette lighters (?)  for sale in the back of magazines like MOJO and sundry sites.
  • Because we’ve been slow to move to other platforms that aren’t linked with our wordpress posts here (you can find us on Facebook, Tumbler and Twitter), our name LPCoverLover has been co-opted by others on Instagram and Pinterest. The sincerest form of flattery I guess, but don’t be fooled by imitators.
  • Our LPCoverLover Facebook page has approximately 10,000 followers now and allows us to hear from many other collectors which we love.
  • We could pull from our still growing collections for many years without getting tired, but the truth is it’s our most recent finds that get us the most excited and end up here first.
  • We recently started an eBay store and will continue to offer up our doubles for sale at reasonable prices.

Who knows where we go from here, but as long as Tony keeps digging up insanely cool and rare records and challenging me to do the same – LPCoverLover will chug along and hopefully continue to shock and awe!

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (12 votes, average: 3.75 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

When Sonny gets blue

IMG_5399

Buddy and Cher  “Songs of a Journey”

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (19 votes, average: 3.58 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Thank heaven for little curls

IMG_5398

Carolyn Groves Sings Again “Twelve Favorite Gospel Songs”  Tri-State Records (Tennessee)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (18 votes, average: 3.44 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Baby got clock

s-l1600 (8)

Music ‘Round the Clock  1961 release by soul organist “Baby” Cortez on Clock Records featuring his chart-topping pop instrumental “The Happy Organ”

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (16 votes, average: 4.19 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Stage 4

IMG_4546

Alta Tension Vol. 4  Philips Records (Argentina)  Fun cover of a South American romp comp of Sixties rock, surf and dance tunes by Los Tammys, Sonia, Tito Alberti and others.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (16 votes, average: 3.69 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Playing by ear

s-l1600 (4)

“Zappy sings Zappy”  Zappy Max  Vogue Records (France)

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (20 votes, average: 4.30 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...

Dwarf star

IMG_4544

Venus and Larry “Comedy Jackpot”  Here’s a super rarity.  No liner notes or bios, label info, dates or any information found online.  Does anyone know this one?

IMG_4545

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (18 votes, average: 3.78 out of 5)
Loading ... Loading ...