Saturday, July 26, 2014


Artist: Tramline
Album: Somewhere Down the Line
Label: A&M
Catalog: SP 4208
Year: 1968

Genre: blues-rock
Grading: VG+ cover / VG+ LP
Quantity: 1
Art Designer/Photography:  C.C.S. Advertising Associates LTD
Grade: **** star

Even though I have no idea where this photo as taken, I ride the Washington DC Metro system a lot, so this one rang a chord with me.   Decent mid-'60s English blues-rock album too boot.

Friday, July 4, 2014


Artist: Shocking Blue
Album: Ham
Label: Pink Elephant
Catalog: PE 877.038-G
Year: 1972
Art Designer/Photography:  unknown 
Grade: * star


Seriously ?   A slab of ham for an album cover ?    Admittedly, it was a delicious looking cut of meat, but ya' would have thought they could have come up with something a little more creative.   Maybe it was meant as a pro-Vegan statement ?   Doubt it.

Thursday, July 3, 2014


Artist: Gasolin'
Album: Gasolin'
Label: CBS
Catalog: S 64685
Year: 1971
Art Designer:  Herge 
Grade: **** stars


Unless you happen to be a fan of TInTin, I doubt many Americans are familiar with the work of the late Belgian comic book illustrator Georges Prosper Remi (aka Herge).  I've always loved his unique style and as far as I know, this was the only album cover he ever did.