When Bad Album Covers Happen to Good Albums (Part 2)

And the journey continues on from Part 1….. Pity poor John Martyn. He went into the studio in the early 90s to re-record some of the best songs from his career for a new album.  Not satisfied with the results, he went back in the studio to give it another go. Meanwhile, his record label…

When Bad Album Covers Happen to Good Albums (Part 1)

Sure, finding bad album covers is easy to do – whole books and websites have been devoted to the failed and unintentionally humorous in album cover art. Yet, usually in those examples the music is just as bad as the cover.  What’s more interesting to me is when bad album covers happen to good albums….

Mellow Candles and Melting Ice Spires

Sometimes the back cover or inside artwork of an album is just as good, or better, than the image chosen for the front cover to sell the music.  Case in point – the spectacular hippie-ness of the above, from Mellow Candle’s Swaddling Songs (1972). No, those images are not supposed be parodies (even the headband…

2015 Album Covers

Step right up, get yer 2,015 album covers right here at Music to Eat!  Well, we don’t really have that many covers, but let’s look back at a selection of covers from the last year. There were a lot of interesting graphic design, photography, and illustration ideas manifesting themselves in the music world. At their…

Sitting and Thinking (Or Not)

Sometimes I Sit and Think, And Sometimes I Just Sit. It’s a great album title, isn’t it? And it functions on a couple of different levels. On first glance, it’s just a funny statement. But it also has a layer of “zen” about it, too – an evocation of sitting meditation, a clearing out of…