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PostSubject: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 23 Mar 2020, 11:48

"I have been given a task to choose ten albums that greatly influenced my taste in music. One album per day for ten consecutive days. No explanations, no reviews, just album covers."

I have been added to the list of my son's contacts to do this.

I'm going to put my choices on here.

Day 1

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyWed 25 Mar 2020, 11:29

Next one :
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyWed 25 Mar 2020, 11:30

Missed yesterday :
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btw - "Book of Lessons" was then the English title of what we would now call a "Suite"

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyTue 31 Mar 2020, 23:06

Right, now I'm back on the desktop (been using laptop for a series of Zooms), let's resume with

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The title "Piper at the Gates of Dawn" was taken from "Wind in the Willows"
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyTue 07 Apr 2020, 00:36

And the next one is
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 12 Apr 2020, 14:32

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 12 Apr 2020, 15:01

Surely you don't mean this, Trike:

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Unless they also released it in madrigal or sea shanty form I doubt it would have made it onto GG's list of formative music ...
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 12 Apr 2020, 15:11

Nooooooooooooooooooooooooo. Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 12 Apr 2020, 15:53

Wasn't sure whether to put this, "Red" album, or Savane for him.
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 13 Apr 2020, 22:32

Final one (and first pop album I bought with what I got paid to stand in for my father in his shop)


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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 20 Apr 2020, 14:33

No prizes for guessing my favourite:



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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 20 Apr 2020, 14:38

You disappoint me Trike, I had you hands down for this one ...

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 20 Apr 2020, 16:20

Down on the coast
Way past the town of Crawleeeeee.


I remember that song, 48 years ago, even older than The chances of anything coming from are a million to one, a mere 42 years back.
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 12:36

If GG is finished going down memory lane, maybe we can avail of the topic to point out how it maybe shouldn't be done?

This metal outfit from Madison, Wisconsin, were legends in their own lunchtime all along the Lake Michigan coast back in the 90s. With Lord Byron on lead guitar and vocals, Witch Killer on drums, and Beth Erection doing her trademark backing screeches, they terrorised audiences with such immemorable (unmemorable?) ditties as Burning Nipples, Evil Sex Wizard, Rock'n'Roll Gypsy (how did that get in there?) and of course their famous showstopper from the 1991 album of the same name ...

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Of course having just subjected oneself to the satanic advances of Byron, Killer, Erection & Co, one could always seek an antidote in the warbling of young Miss Beecham, Samuels and Wyler who as "The Faith Tones" released this impassioned plea to their saviour back in 1964:

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What the poor Faith Tones (bless 'em) would have made of this Peruvian folk combo from the mid 70s is anyone's guess...

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 13:03

LOL ... thanks for that.

While Los Wanka's just look like a nice bunch of guys, albeit in desparate need of someone who speaks English (although I'd have thought the one known as 'Winky' might already have been a bit more aware) ... however The Faith Tones look seriously scary to me. They're just like Dan Dare's nemesis, The Mekon only vaguely disguised with a wig! Or indeed just like my tantine, Aunty Claudine, when she regularly sported an unfeasably tall beehive hairdo, long after they had gone out of fashion (although that's nothing to the baby-doll dresses she was still wearing when she was into her seventies). As I say, whilst she was,and indeed still is, a lovely lady, she's still slightly scary when you first meet her.


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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 13:25

Oh, poor, poor Faith Tones - the whole thing - not just the hair. "Jesus Use Me" -  gulp. I wonder what happened to them? Perhaps the one on the right went seriously off the rails in 1967 and never looked back. I do hope so.

So very different from the Shangri-las from around the same era... Now they were cool, despite similar hair (in their early days..).

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 13:50

If it's accidentally scary you're after, MM, then look no further than this lad. Back in 1971 Heino was riding high in the German charts, where he was the undisputed king of the "schlager musik" scene, churning out sweet sentimental lyrics to catchy electric-organ saturated tunes. The album title translates as "Darling Mother, This Bouquet Will Never Rot Away", which was a lyric from one of his most popular songs that doesn't sound creepy at all, does it? (One version of the album cover featured a freshly cut grave, just to add pathos - or maybe make the real point?).

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Heino wasn't just accidentally creepy due to one album cover. I had the unnerving experience of being in a piano bar in Austria on New Year's Eve many years ago (don't ask) when Heino, now in the dregs of his once illustrious career and slumming it for pfennigs, was the resident "artiste". I made the mistake of making eye contact with the guy as he tickled the ivories and, presumably because I was the only one in the room foolish enough to have done so, then had to sit through an hour or more while he unblinkingly stared at me for the remainder, a false toothsome smile associated less with humour and more with rigor mortis frozen on his features throughout and doing nothing to ameliorate the queasiness in the slightest.

Actually Heino's strange appearance, it turned out, was down to Grave's Disease, which affected his eyesight to a terrible extent and has left him in his old age practically blind. His personal life also contained a little more tragedy than any one individual ever deserves, and when he officially retired two years ago he received much love and many tributes from the Austrian and southern German public, for whom he is a something of a "venerable" pop idol at this stage, in a sort of Cliff Richard sense but without the nagging questions and doubts.

So by way of recompense for my less than charitable comments above, and probably proof that Heino's own publicist realised the goof they'd made in 1971, here's a much more flattering album cover from the very next year - which probably shows Heino how he really should be best remembered:

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Temp, say what you like about the Faith Tones, but for an "all female" troupe of their day they were never stuck when they needed a baritone!


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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 14:31

PS: Thanks to the above I've just fallen down a Heino shaped rabbit hole and have found - to my utter amazement - that Heino, towards the end of his career, turned to heavy metal! And what a turn!

Here he is at the ripe young age of 74 doing his cover of Rammstein's "Sonne", and it's not half bad! For those unfamiliar with either Rammstein (one of the best live concerts I've ever attended) or Heino, this - in the biblical sense - is a bit like the angel Gabriel doing a cover of Lucifer's garage band song "Let's Rip God A New Arsehole".



I am now so incredibly sorry I poked fun at the lad above ... "Liebe Mutter ..." was obviously simply the whole death metal schtick being sampled by a truly prophetic musical genius 40 years ahead of its time.

PPS: And here's him and his mates taking the piss out of both a typical Rammstein concert, pyrotechnics and all, and one of his old classic ballads - a sweet little folk song about delicate flowers that is a popular request at grannies' funerals etc. I take everything back !!!!!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 15:22

Nordmann, has your doctor given you some funny new medicine? Did you volunteer to test it whatever the side effects? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 15:32

Have you seen these?

Seriously Worrying Christian Album Covers

Yours is in at Number One, but some of the others... I'm speechless - please tell me it's all a spoof. This lot almost seem normal compared with the others...


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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 16:33

Nord, two of the pictures aren't showing.

Found this, the Singing Midget!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptySun 26 Apr 2020, 16:49

This is  a genuine Swedish dansband:

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 08:09

Are you kidding? You've never heard of the Schytts??? Second only to ABBA as the world's best group with at least one member from Svölde!!! Still on the go, but now Schytt is an entire industry - not just a dance band. At the last count they've had about two dozen different band members over the decades, but no matter who's on stage their shit-crazy devoted audiences always know they're going to get 100% pure unadulterated Schytt every time!

They were formed by their drummer, Yngve Schytt, back in 1963 and started off covering pop hits from abroad with a leaning towards Kinks, Animals and Blues-Breakers stuff.

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In the 70s they went a little psychedelic and hippy.

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But by the 80s had settled into the form you posted above and enjoyed probably their greatest success. The refrain from their biggest hit of this period "Ajajaj" is to Swedes what the closing refrain in "Hey Jude" is to people from more musically impoverished countries.

In the 90s it all began to wind down for them, and Schytt transformed into an Entertainment Co Ltd, organising musical acts for weddings, bar mitzvahs, royal investitures etc. The original members still get together on a part time basis doing one-off gigs and their lead singer's solo career is absolutely thriving, now that he's gone all spiritual.

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I swear, none of the above is a spoof, every word is absolutely 100% true. Believe me, Scandinavia is a different world to the one you think you live in ....
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 09:08

And just as an aside - the local Oslo team I support and whose training ground is now one of my "walk in isolation" venues as I recover from the Apocalypse. Presently languishing in the 2nd division but can look back on a 1966 national championship win, along with several FA Cup wins, though none more recently than 1974.

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Confusion only arises when discussing them in English (where they're pronounced Shite). When picking a team to support after I landed here this one was an absolute no-brainer!

PS: Trike, if you're into nightmares I think I've fixed the broken pics in the Heino post.
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 10:16

Honestly, first time I've ever heard of the Schytts.

Great name for a football team, btw.

It's the post with the Faith Tones in it, Nord. Two of the pictures are just small black squares with x's in them and letters and numbers after them. Going by subsequent posts, Los Wankas is one of the missing albums.

There seems to be some confusion regarding the word "quartet".

What looks like the sort of family you could meet on a canoe trip in Georgia.

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 10:27

I wonder if Dick Handler Jr. married one of the Faith Tones when he grew up? A marriage made in Heaven -  the mind boggles, and then boggles again. Home life chez les Handlers must have been a laugh a minute.

It really is time for me to venture out to Marks and Spencer. I badly need to return to some form of normality. This thread is something else...


EDIT: And I've just noticed the apostrophe on Los Wanka's - I can't take any more!
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 10:41

Working now, Nord. Thanks.

Another bunch that could be found on the Cahulawassee River:

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 10:45

One too many this time:

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 10:53

That''s a S'panish Apos'trophe Temp - it doe'snt behave like an English one.

Christian music is the gift that keeps on giving when it comes to crappy album covers, especially back in the 60s. Cases in point:

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By the 1980s the clappy happy brigade had started getting their act together, though. Who can ever forget this dude as he posed before his musical assault kicking ass for Jesus in the Holy Land to wrest it back from those pesky towel-heads and hymies? (He never specified which actual car he was referencing in his name but I bet it was only De Lorean Souped-up Chevvy friggin' awesome man!)

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PS: Think I've fixed those other pics too Trike.
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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 11:10

Working fine now, Nord.

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 11:20

Both of those are spoofs, Trike.

The Svetlana one was apparently photoshopped as recently as 2013. Even worse, the "druglords" one uses an image of an actual group who, in their day doing the club circuit in the UK, weren't half bad and don't deserve being falsely memed as clappy-happy, even in jest.

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However, meanwhile back in what was passing for reality among Christians in the actual 1960s, guess who this Catholic advocate of the rhythm method crooner was trying to channel ...

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 11:25

I should have guessed they were fakes. I was laughing too much to check.

Verified this one on Wiki;

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 12:22

Never mind Wiki, Trike. If it ain't on Discogs it ain't a disc!

On a more contemporary note - how's this for prophecy? The very un-Christian rock group The Darkness last year - when the bat stew that would incarcerate us all was still just a serving suggestion in a Wuhan recipe book - got themselves into not a little spot of bother for this, their latest album release, and its cover art in particular ...

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 13:31

Some classical music now (and it is verified on Discogs, from 1970)

Heavens knows what Sir Adrian thought of this.

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I don't know what sort of music is on this one:

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PostSubject: Re: Album covers   Album covers EmptyMon 27 Apr 2020, 22:27

@nordmann wrote:
That''s a S'panish Apos'trophe Temp - it doe'snt behave like an English one.

Well, it should!

I'm going to have nightmares about this one - she's even worse than Mrs Dick Handler. It's the manic, beatific grin...

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