Vinyl is my obsession these days. With vinyl comes artwork that plays a key role in our perception of the music. It’s a part of the listening experience. Here are my top 3 favorite album covers, what are yours?
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I’d like to welcome you to the Tone Taxi today. It’s kind of little a bit of a wintery day here in Bozeman. We’re headed back towards tech headquarters. We’re just up at the ski hill and … We weren’t skiing, we were just scoping out the scene. Joel and I were talking, and we were talking about albums.
I’m the type of guy that loves to go to the store, get a record album, and I like the whole the experience. I like putting the record on the turntable, I like … I’m driving with my knee, by the way. Just so you guys know, the car is totally in control. I like the whole experience. I like opening the package, but most of all, I love the art work on albums.
It got Joel and I talking about some of our favorite album art work, and mine … I’ve got a couple. I think Jimmy Hendrix’s Axis: Bold As Love is just an awesome album cover. I also think Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles is a phenomenal album cover. I really just dig intricate album art work, and I have to have an honorable mention, because Joel was like, “What about Father John Misty I Love You, Honeybear?”, so that’s in there, as well. It is a really cool album.
I think that art work is just so essential to the listening experience. Even though it’s visual, I still think it’s really cool, and I want to know what your favorite album art work is. Please do me a favor. Leave a comment below, and tell me … Tell us what your favorite album art work is. I want to encourage you continue having an awesome day and listening to great music. Thanks for riding in the Tone Taxi.
I just want to make a quick amendment because we were in the car and I didn’t have any albums with me, but this one definitely deserves to be on the list of awesome art work: Sturgill Simpson’s Metamodern Sounds in County Music. I mean, it’s got an old picture, it’s in space, it’s got moons on the back, great art. Really solid.