Sunday, January 28, 2018

It and Album Covers

Currently this winter is flying by.  At the moment I'm watching the re-make to the Steven King adaptation of the movie, It.  It's really great or at least one of the better movies I've seen lately.  More on that later.  Just got thru doing a video on vinyl album covers.  Thought I'd post it here. 


At 8:32 AM, Blogger Richard Bellush said...

The covers of the old 33 1/3s offered a wonderful canvas for creative artwork. Subsequent formats may have better sound quality (some folks debate that) but the packaging can't be as eye-catching or memorable. They also succeeded at their primary job: marketing the product. I don't think a cover ever induced me to buy an album by someone I didn't much like, but covers surely influenced my purchases of specific albums by bands I did like, such as the American Beauty album by the Grateful Dead or Janis Joplin's Cheap Thrills. The covers were as welcome in one's room as the Peter Max posters on the wall.

At 1:13 PM, Blogger El Vox said...

Those were the days. Some of the albums I bought I didn't know much about, and the cover art was the only thing I had to just perhaps what the music inside "might" sound like. Freak Out by the Mothers of Invention was one of them for sure. If you were lucky you might have heard a song on the radio by a band--at least that gave you some inclination. But yeah, before the days of the web, they played an important part.

I think I agree somewhat to the better sound debate as far as vinyl goes. YT is full of people debating that question one side or the other. Vinyl does have a warmer sound for sure, perhaps even better fidelity over all, however, for something that's classical or ambient something with quiet tones and nuance in it, CDs are the best way to go I think, plus you don't have to get up and turn it over.

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Number6 said...

Subscribed to your channel! Pleased to see your face. :-)

At 5:38 PM, Blogger El Vox said...

Yah, welcome aboard. Don't know how long it'll last, but since I like watching everybody else's video, I thought I throw in my two cents.


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