FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR: Greatest Album Cover EVER!

Posted: January 22, 2010 in FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR, Uncategorized
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Note: For those of you born after 1980, an album was an archaic piece of vinyl that played music when spun in a circle with a needle attached to it…really.

Classic barroom argument: What’s the coolest album cover ever?

I’ll answer that now to save you the trouble.

Whipped Cream and Other Delights Herb Albert and the Tijuana Brass 1966

Trivia Note: Delores Erickson, the model on the album  was three months pregnant at the shoot.

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Comments
  1. Jen Forbus says:

    O.k., I’m probably not getting the appeal because of my gender, right? I’d have to search back in my memory to come up with one I really liked. For the most part I guess I didn’t pay all that much attention to album covers (*gasp*), I was more interested in the vinyl. I can tell you I was traumatized by the Eagles Greatest Hits album cover. I don’t even know why; it just scared the beejeezus out of me. To this day, it’s vividly engrained in my memory.

  2. Mark Terry says:

    I liked Candy-O by The Cars and PLaying Possum by Carly Simon.

  3. le0pard13 says:

    Well, Tom, you’ve happened to have named my all-time favorite album cover with Whipped Cream and Other Delights. It’s a great one! And thanks for including the model’s name (she deserves the shout-out… especially from all the pre-teen boys my age that stared at this endlessly). I think I once had this argument with a friend named Don. He argued that The Ohio Players entire line of album covers were it for him. Fun post.

  4. Just a Girl says:

    Perhaps I am to young to to take part in this dicussion but when I think album cover I think Beatles “Albany Road” as the most recognized image…anyone sees it they know what it is. People make a pilgramages to that local – its like….iconic…

    but of course I am a cassette person (my first cassette was the sound track to top gun).

    • tjs9261 says:

      that Top Gun admission had to be a little painful…

      • Just a Girl says:

        Hey – there are ALL kinds of good songs on the Top Gun sound track…

        Of course I may have been listening to the King and I’s “whistle a happy tune” on the ride in to work today…and this will kill yeah T – it played right before the KINGS “dont be cruel”…and following the King was “I am women” and then “Take this Job and shove it”…tee hee – i know …someone needs to send the paramedics to your house right now.

        http://www.theaveragegirlnextdoor.wordpress.com

  5. Christine says:

    Can’t debate your choice, Tom. I tended to spend my money on soundtracks and greatest hits albums as I knew I already liked most of the songs. The only album cover that came to mind was the Bee Gees’ MAIN COURSE album. That came out when I was in 5th grade and I remember being a little shocked that my parents would leave that album out where my friends could see it. HA! I remember them having Herb Alpert’s Tiajuana Brass on their big ass reel-to-reel tapes, but I don’t remember the albums.

  6. Pasquale Palumbo says:

    That album cover was famously parodied by Pat Cooper on his comedy album “Spaghetti Sauce and Other Delights.”

    I’s like to remind you and just a girl that unless I’m mistaken, the Beatles never released an album called “Albany Road.” I believe it was called “Abbey Road.”

    Pink Floyd-Dark Side of the Moon-Iconic
    Blind Faith-controversial

  7. BillD says:

    There’s always Soul Asylum’s ‘Clam Dip & Other Delights’ for having one of those images you want to remove from your cerebral cortex with a dull melon baller.

    • BillD says:

      True confessions; if I had A-Rod money, oh you better buh-LIEVE I’d track down whoever has the original oil painting of KISS ‘Love Gun’ and hand over a blank check.

      What can I say? ’77 was a big year for me. So shoot me.

      Trivia tidbit: no one in KISS was pregnant at the time but the artist, Ken Kelly, was a student of Frank Frazetta (of Molly Hatchet album cover ummm…fame).

  8. tjs9261 says:

    ewww…ugh…right before bed ,too…

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