Category Archives: music

record labels

Odelay

Odelay. Beck. 1996.

on your sleeve

Swamp

Dutch Swamp picture sleeve. Talking Heads. 1983.

Swamp rear

cute band alert

Ramones

The Ramones, whose lone surviving founding member, Tommy, died yesterday at age 65. All of the original Ramones are dead, yet all of the Eagles are still alive. What a world.

record labels

Terror

Terror Twilight. Pavement. 1999.

Twilight

inner sleeve

Meanwhile, look at the struggling web addresses listed on the inner sleeve of the original pressing.

dig the critics

Film No 4 part 1Film No 4 part 2Film No 4 part 3Film No 4 part 4

A relative rave for a pre-John Yoko. Films and Filming. October 1967.

cute band alert

Beastie Boys

Beastie Boys. Circa 1986.

on your sleeve

Clubland

Clubland. Elvis Costello. 1981.

record labels

John, The Wolfking of LA

My summer jam since February: “John Phillips” (John The Wolf King of L.A.). John Phillips. 1970.

the stickers on records

HIStory: Past, Present and Future, Book I. Michael Jackson. 1995.

Some previous owner of my copy of this box set tried his best to pry the stickers off of the cover but thankfully didn’t succeed. The second one was added to the cover of the included booklet after controversy arose around the lyrical content of the song They Don’t Care About Us (which is a total banger, by the way). It’s incredible it wouldn’t have occurred to Michael or anyone around him that the lyric, “Jew me, sue me, everybody do me/Kick me, kike me, don’t you black or white me”, wouldn’t have attracted some heat. But Mike was having a bad couple of years.

History cover sticker

History book sticker

on your sleeve

Grey Album

The Grey Album. Danger Mouse. 2003.