Favorite Jackets

Di Gogmagogical_Records Gogmagogical_Records
aggiornato about 1 month ago

Just the sleeves that appeal most to my eye.

  1. Bad Psychic - Soon

    Something simple and sensual here. This could be any patch of flesh but I feel like I know exactly where this tattoo sits. It fits the magic and mystery of the recorded content well and the fact that it's a photo of the artist is the icing on the cake.

  2. AC/DC - If You Want Blood You've Got It

    13 in vendita da 2,99 USD

    Seeing this one new on the racks as a kid, it terrified me. My mother railed against the evils of rock and I was convinced they had killed a dude with a guitar for real.

  3. Astra (12) - The Weirding

    Excellent homage to classic prog (see: Yes) jackets and the key here is that band logo. You got to wonder if they had the name and the logo just worked out or if it had to be a name that worked in that mirror-anagram manner.

  4. Bill Evans - Jim Hall - Undercurrent

    9 in vendita da 39,33 USD

    I know the photo has appeared elsewhere but, man, this just fits so well.

  5. Black Flag - My War

    6 in vendita da 24,99 USD

    Hard to pick just one Pettibon but if I had to, this may be it. Yeah, everyone loves it but there's good reason. The menace on the wax is so perfectly captured here.

  6. Black Sabbath - Born Again

    9 in vendita da 25,00 USD

    I know the band and a lot of others hate this one and I get it. Again, as a kid this made a HUGE impression. Add in that, as an adult, this may be my favorite non-Ozzy record and I find it irresistible.

  7. Bob Mould - Black Sheets Of Rain

    31 in vendita da 2,00 USD

    Abstract art that perfectly captures the mood of the music within... it's a junk car!

  8. Brainiac / Lazy (17) - Dexatrim / Nothing

    2 in vendita da 19,09 USD

    Got a couple versions of this one and love the color changes in the ink as well as the hand-stamped "Dexatrim." A lot of love went into this execution.

  9. Cathedral - Cosmic Requiem

    7 in vendita da 11,00 USD

    Man, this is one I wish existed on 12" vinyl - this art deserves a larger presentation.

  10. Cheap Tragedies - Shepherd To Lost Sheep

    2 in vendita da 9,99 USD

    Just a wonderful illustration by Brian Walsby.

  11. Danzig - Danzig

    6 in vendita da 5,00 USD

    I don't care if it was Crystar first. Just iconic.

  12. Pajo* - Scream With Me

    2 in vendita da 75,00 USD

    This is one you have to hold in your hands to truly appreciate. Just masterfully executed silkscreen. Plus that take on the Crimson Ghost - it's Misfits but it's not, just like the music within.

  13. The Dead Milkmen - Big Lizard In My Backyard

    5 in vendita da 6,00 USD

    A pivotal album for me at a pivotal time. Juvenile? So what? It's brash and bright and literal. I love it.

  14. Def Leppard - High 'N' Dry

    1 in vendita da 16,99 USD

    The Def Leppard aesthetic got old fast but this has enough of that "this makes me feel uneasy and I'm not sure why" Hipgnosis signature to it to really resonate with me. Helps that it's hands-down my favorite Leppard record.

  15. D.R.I.* - 4 Of A Kind

    13 in vendita da 15,19 USD

    This was another that was key to my musical development. I was 14 when this came out and everything about the jacket screamed to me - irreverence and fun plus that iconic logo x 2.

  16. The Donnas - Get Skintight

    21 in vendita da 5,61 USD

    The Donnas are dangerous here. Dangerous looking and dangerous to look at.

  17. High N' Heavy - Warrior Queen

    Branca Studio is always nice but this feels like a departure in the best way. I love the juxtaposition of knight (and lady knight at that) with what could be any old apartment complex or motel. Is she in a place out of time, cosplayer or what? Fits the record well.

  18. Hüsker Dü - Land Speed Record

    24 in vendita da 5,70 USD

    Just grim and sincere. This one is just about the perfect package and represents my favorite phase of the band very near their early peak.

  19. Julian Cope - Jehovahkill

    14 in vendita da 4,00 USD

    The colors, the cruciform site... the entire jacket presents as if it were a holy book or grimoire which is, I suppose, the entire ironic point. I'm not a massive Cope fan but this one satisfies in every aspect and I am often surprised at how the simplest sleeves are frequently the very best.

  20. Kingsblood - Trudging Through The Field Of Crows

    Full disclaimer: I pressed this one, the last release on my short-lived label. This was the band that started it all and it's a shame they never have (yet) received the recognition for the power and majesty in their music. This jacket, designed by bandleader and guitarist Jason "McFly" Kincaid, is a stellar representation of the sounds a listener can expect and it was a privilege to get to see this design unfold as we put the record together.

  21. L7 - Smell The Magic

    6 in vendita da 10,00 USD

    I love the original vinyl but the CD version changed the color and font and got it just right. That blue and purple make for some magic (even if it isn't scratch and sniff) but the photo remains enticing - fun and dangerous and at the same time thinking you maybe do want to smell the magic but also feeling fairly warned.

  22. Love And Rockets - Seventh Dream Of Teenage Heaven

    18 in vendita da 5,97 USD

    Again, simple colors. The blue, and THAT LOGO. The US CD and LP were intriguing in their simplicity, especially compared with the visually-striking-in-a-different-way Bauhaus catalogue. This motif continued but this one is my favorite.

  23. Lucy And The Rats - Lucy And The Rats

    The purple and green and cream blend perfectly. This one appealed enough that I grabbed it without hearing a note and what I heard - an incredible record that delivered on the promise of the artwork.

  24. The Messthetics - The Messthetics

    35 in vendita da 10,00 USD

    Three guys out on a highwire: perfect. The only thing that would make it better would be the clear absence of a net because this is a risky release that pays off in spades.

  25. M.O.D.* - Surfin' M.O.D.

    7 in vendita da 3,00 USD

    Just like D.R.I., this is one I knew I would love based simply on the little cassette inlay card. Irreverent, dangerous and fun as hell. I'll admit the music doesn't quite hold up but at 15 I found this to be edgy and hilarious and it still holds a warm spot in my heart.