Tag Archives: #CoverArt

‘All n ‘All – It’s Just Another Shot into Space

Japanese illustrator Shusei Nagaoka was born November 26, 1936. He is best known for his music album cover art in the 1970s and 1980s. He has received several awards, platinum and gold albums, several magazine articles, interviews and has been … Continue reading

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Anything but Jarre-ing

I love 70s electronica music. In particular, I love the first two Jean-Michel Jarre albums, Oxygene and Equinoxe. The artwork for these two albums was by French artist, Michel Granger who was born in Roanne on 13th October, 1946.  It … Continue reading

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A Pearce de résistance

“Red Queen to Gryphon Three” was the name of the prog rock band Gryphon’s 1973 concept album. The cover was by Dan Pearce; but little is known about him. The album was released under the Transatlantic label, and was recorded … Continue reading

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Still – a Big Friend

Sulamith Wülfing was a German artist and illustrator born in the Elberfeld, in the Rhine Province on January 11, 1901. Her ethereal, enigmatic works depict fairy tales or mystical subjects such as “The Big Friend” pictured here. The illustration reflects … Continue reading

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Who is Stacia?

A certain cover art illustrator known as Barney Bubbles did a variety of colourful covers of L.P. record albums in the 1970s. In particular, he designed some amazing cover work for the acid-Prog-rock band ‘Hawkwind‘. Here we have the artwork for … Continue reading

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“You touched the distant beaches with tales of brave Ulysses…

Unfortunately we must say vale to Martin Sharp, a  former well-known psychedelic pop artist, who created covers for ’60s bands such as Cream. (See left, his cover for Disraeli Gears).  Martin, was born on 21st January, 1942. His first big … Continue reading

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Cat’s foot iron claw, neuro-surgeons scream for more

Yes indeed, it’s “21st Century Schizoid Man”  and both the title of the painting and the song. This magnificent piece, (not sure if I’m talking about the song or the painting – probably both) entitled Portrait of 21st Century Schizoid Man, watercolor … Continue reading

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