Cover Story 2 by Waxpoetics
The follow-up to the wildly successful SFRstore-favorite Cover Story!
Cover Story: Bizarre Album Art, the second installment in the Cover Story series from Wax Poetics Books, continues a graphic narration of the vibrant subculture of record collecting through the art of the album cover. This volume focuses specifically on strange and bizarre record covers, selected by major figures from music's avant-garde.
The Cover Story series vividly explores an element of music culture that has withered with the advent of MP3s and digital downloading. Vinyl records tell their stories visually as much as they do aurally, and the record cover eye candy for the music lovers speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself. Cover Story: Bizarre Album Art celebrates the products of music's most eclectic and eccentric figuresâ€”those whose artistic visions were so absurd and grandiose, they often extended beyond the boundaries of the recording and onto the album covers themselves.
"Volume two in this excellent album art series, brought to us by the professional diggers over at Wax Poetics. This volume gives you even more totally obscure album art that ranges from campy, to home grown, to hilariously ironic to occasionally erotic (hey now). They're not kidding when they say obscure either, I don't think I've heard of a single one of these albums. Perfect for the coffee table of any vinyl lover. 7.6" x 7.6", 288 pages. Recommended." - turntablelab.com
"Wax Poetics take a sharp left turn for Cover Story Vol 2“ veering into the strange and bizarre realms of album cover art featuring hundreds of odd, mysterious or otherwise bugged out soul, funk, jazz, hip hop and rock album covers in this excellent tome to vinyl LP archaeology! The book wastes little time getting to the good stuff. After a brief intro by Dave Hollander, it dives right in and doesn't take a break for chapters, essays or explanations. The cover art speaks for itself, and it's wild, fun stuff from the weird cover photos or illustrations for bonafide classics and legendary underground gems, to private press oddball efforts we've never seen before! It's all here â€“ unflattering photos of musical giants, unknown artists and spiritual leaders, charmingly/clumsily hand drawn covers, colorfully far out prog and psyche art illustrations, bold period funk, soul, rock and new age fashion choices captured for posterity and so much more" - dustygroove.com