Favorite Album Covers, A to Z

By TheatreX TheatreX
updated over 6 years ago

One favorite album cover in my collection, for every letter of the alphabet.

  1. Amon Düül II - Vive La Trance

    I have no idea why this guy staring at a clothes-pin fascinates me, but it does.

  2. Be-Bop Deluxe* - Sunburst Finish

    5 For Sale from $8.98

    When I was in high school, I was once accused by friends of buying albums just because they had bare breasts on them. Yeah, so?

  3. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown

    53 For Sale from $2.84

    I have loved this cover for years & actually have a framed copy of the LP cover in my living room (next to the Rembrandt)

  4. The Damned - Damned Damned Damned

    4 For Sale from $9.66

    Whipped cream and other delights? I can't say how excited I got when I first found this LP at the store when it came out. I have always found this fascinating....why, I can't say.

  5. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery

    7 For Sale from $6.69

    I had the LP when this first came out I had no idea who HR Giger even was at the time. I guess I like this one because it's somewhat...disturbing.

  6. Family (6) - Music In A Doll's House

    12 For Sale from $5.67

    Both the front and back cover of this appeal to me a lot, I got the LP without ever having heard of the band back in the mid-70's and this is probably one of my favorite albums of all time.

  7. Gong - Gazeuse!

    1 For Sale from $15.00

    COLORS! I love this album cover, I had the LP many years ago that even came with a poster of the cover...which I really wish I still had.

  8. Hawkwind - Hall Of The Mountain Grill

    This was my first ever Hawkwind album, so maybe that's why this is my favorite Hawkwind album cover. And, it's by Barney Bubbles, but that didn't mean much to me at the time.

  9. It's A Beautiful Day - It's A Beautiful Day

    4 For Sale from $21.00

    And it's a beautiful album cover too, a classic. You can't look at this album cover and be depressed.

  10. Jethro Tull - A Passion Play

    6 For Sale from $10.00

    The wrongness of this one has always appealed to me too....I mean, how many album covers feature dead ballerinas?

  11. Kortatu - Kortatu

    3 For Sale from $8.52

    There's something about this cover that gives me the chills...like, what are this guy's plans?

  12. Lyres - On Fyre

    9 For Sale from $13.53

    Just a favorite because it's rather weird.

  13. Man...Or Astro-Man?* - Project Infinity

    4 For Sale from $7.79

    This one is a take-off on Attilio Mineo's "Man In Space With Sound" from 1962.

  14. 999 - 999

    4 For Sale from $10.00

    Another first album that got me all excited when I first found it at the store. Probably one of the best punk album covers ever. Or the brightest.

  15. Osibisa - Woyaya

    8 For Sale from $9.09

    Probably my favorite Roger Dean cover, ever.

  16. Pere Ubu - Cloudland

    5 For Sale from $7.00

    Great, dreamy photography.

  17. Quiet Sun - Mainstream

    11 For Sale from $25.00

    I had to revert to the original cover for this as the CD cover is just the sun, not the city below.

  18. Roxy Music - For Your Pleasure

    13 For Sale from $3.98

    Yes, this cover features less skin than pretty much any other Roxy Music cover, but strangely enough I have always loved this cover because of the skyline in the background. Well, that and the fact that Amanda Lear is walking a panther. Best viewed with the back cover as well.

  19. Siouxsie And The Banshees* - The Scream

    6 For Sale from $8.99

    I've always found this cover to be rather disturbing and claustrophobic, and yet I've always liked it.

  20. Throbbing Gristle - 20 Jazz Funk Greats

    6 For Sale from $7.15

    All in their Sunday best, all squeaky clean, at a very popular suicide spot in England (Beachy Head). The back cover features a rather unpleasant image at the band's feet.

  21. Units - Digital Stimulation

    16 For Sale from $35.00

    Simple cover, I just happen to like the use of colors on it.

  22. Violent Femmes - Violent Femmes

    I want to know what's so fascinating in there.

  23. Wire - Pink Flag

    28 For Sale from $8.67

    Another simple cover, good use of color, and what the hell does it mean?

  24. X-Ray Spex - Germfree Adolescents

    15 For Sale from $6.00

    Another that I love just because of the colors. And the fact that everyone is inside test-tubes.

  25. Yes - Tales From Topographic Oceans

    6 For Sale from $4.37

    Another best viewed with the back cover as well...I always liked the fish swimming in the air.