Friday, August 16, 2013


Artist: Three Dog Night
Album: Golden Bisquits

Label: Dunhill

Catalog: DSD-50098
Year: 1971
Designer: Peter Whorf
Photographer: Ed Caraeff
Grade: **** stars

So here's another one that makes you shake your head in wonder.  Released in 1971, "Golden Bisquits" was Three Dog Night's sixth album and their first "best of" compilation.   Supposedly the band was originally interested in releasing the set under the title "Dog Style", but ABC/Dunhill management were less than thrilled by the risqué title, opting for the more conventional "Golden Bisquits".   Ironically the original cover art proved equally problematic.   Featuring a photo taken by Ed Caraeff for the band's "It Ain't Easy" album, the original cover art featured the band in a relaxed, easy-going poise.   The only problem was the photo featured the band naked.  True, the soft focus and orange tint meant you couldn't really see anything, but it was pretty obvious Danny Hutton, Chuck Negron, Cory Wells and the rest of the band were enjoying a bit of nature.  Apparently afraid the cover would limit sales, ABC/Dunhill marketing management quickly rushed out a bland, repackaged version of the set.  And if you want to see what the replacement art looks like ...

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