Californication is the seventh studio album by American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was released on June 8, 1999, on Warner Bros. Records and was produced by Rick Rubin. Californication marked the return of John Frusciante, who had previously appeared on Mother's Milk and Blood Sugar Sex Magik, to replace Dave Navarro as the band's guitarist.
Between the Sheets is the 22nd album released by The Isley Brothers on their T-Neck imprint on April 24, 1983. The album is notable for the title track, the follow-up hit "Choosey Lover", and the ballad "Touch Me". The song also appeared in the 2007 comedy film, Norbit. The Isley Brothers recorded songs for the album to react to disappointing sales of their albums, Inside You and The Real Deal, albums that failed to sell and produce no hit single.
John & Yoko’s Two Virgins is an example of this approach, and so does not make my list. Some banned artwork has been resurrected for later re-issues, but as a record collector, it is the scarcity and hence collectable aspect of the original releases that intrigues me. Here are ten of some of the most infamous examples of banned album covers (some of which are highly prized today by collectors). 10. The Origin of the Feces. Type O Negative (1992).
Another one of Hipgnosis’ arresting album covers, the artwork for Houses Of The Holy was inspired by the ending of Childhood’s End, a 30s sci-fi novel by author Arthur C Clarke. A collage pieced together from several photos of two children scaling Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, taken over a ten-day period, the artwork’s eerie colouring was an accidental effect that gave the image a suitably otherworldly feel.
After a handful of album covers featuring the Dropout Bear and a simple, Kaws-designed image for 808s & Heartbreak, Kanye West transitioned into high-concept art for My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Teaming with artist George Condo for a series of paintings, the rapper matched the widescreen brilliance of the album’s music with boundary-cracking art, including a controversial image of a demonic West being straddled by a nude angel. Leading up to her debut album, the genre-blurring FKA Twigs made a name for herself on stunning visuals: music videos, EP covers, and even magazine shoots. This porcelain-sheen headshot was an exquisite introduction to the wonder of her music.
Funny7 years ago. 40 Worst Album Covers of All Time. Tom BoredPanda staff. If you shouldn’t ‘judge a book by its cover,’ then the same rule will probably also apply to music album covers? Or maybe it’s the absolute opposite because the album cover art should display the personality behind the music and give us a hint of what’s to come? Most of the time, we post only the best works from the best artists, but sometimes it is far more entertaining to look at the worst examples! Take a look at our list of the worst album covers of all times.
10 mysteries in album covers - solved! By Fraser McAlpine. Monday 27th February 2017. With a 10-second crossfade between songs, they seem to blend together naturally, as if on purpose. This revelation, while persuasive, came as a surprise to John Berg, who had taken the Polaroid picture used for the cover. The Telegraph asked him about it in 1995, and he admitted he had to go back to the original print to check what the fuss was about: "Well, I had a proof of the cover on my wall, so I went and turned it upside down and sure enough.
No gallery of cool album covers would be complete without an appearance from Eddie, Iron Maiden's mascot and constant companion. Everything Riggs has ever done has been incredible, but we've opted for Number of the Beast Miles Davis was, of course, a true musical pioneer: a multi-faceted performer and songwriter, and capable of alternating between subtle beauty and extroverted flamboyance. But this superb cover image captures the man behind the music simply, and starkly. Album: The Stone Roses. Designer: John Squire. This iconic artwork was created by John Squire, a man hugely influenced by influential abstract expressionist painter Jackson Pollock (so much so that he was also referenced in the lyrics to earlier song Going Down ).
Here are the very worst classical album covers of all time. Weird, funny, alarming and perplexing all at the same time - who knew the world of classical music album covers could be so bizarre? 1. Saturday Night Fiedler. John Travolta has absolutely nothing to worry about from Arthur Fiedler, former conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Except maybe a poke in the eye from his baton. 2. Simon Rattle - The Jazz Album. Is there any Dave Brubeck on your jazz album, Simon Rattle? 'Cos those braces need to Take 5. 3. Derek Bell Plays With Himself. 23. Hanus, Eben, Haas - Risonanza. It's difficult to know where to start with this one.
CreditsJimmy Buffett - Composer
Leonard Cohen - Composer
D. Dixon - Composer
Glenn Frey - Composer
Nanci Griffith - Composer
Don Henley - Composer
Richard Kniss - Composer
Gordon Lightfoot - Composer
Ewan MacColl - Composer
Don McLean - Composer
Alan Price - Composer
Paul Simon - Composer
John Sorenson - Primary Artist
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|1||Desperado Glenn Frey / Don Henley||John Sorenson||2:54|
|2||A Song For A Winter's Night Gordon Lightfoot||John Sorenson||3:35|
|3||Death Of An Unpopular Poet Jimmy Buffett||John Sorenson||3:36|
|4||Always On My Mind||John Sorenson||3:41|
|5||House Of The Rising Sun Alan Price / Traditional||John Sorenson||5:53|
|6||Not My Way Home Nanci Griffith||John Sorenson||4:10|
|7||Whatshername D. Dixon / Richard Kniss / P Stookey||John Sorenson||3:57|
|8||Pancho & Lefty Townes Van Zandt||John Sorenson||3:52|
|9||Vincent Don McLean||John Sorenson||3:33|
|10||Suzanne Leonard Cohen||John Sorenson||5:34|
|11||The Boxer Paul Simon||John Sorenson||4:28|
|12||The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face Ewan MacColl||John Sorenson||3:15|