Saturday, December 30, 2017

King Crimson Artwork

My wife got me a mint condition Pet Sounds for Christmas. The penultimate LP has one of the silliest yet most iconic album covers in rock music. It was old school in a very old school way, and now that I have it in my collection, I can't stop looking at it. It is the LP that musically led to Revolver and Sgt. Pepper and to every artistic rock album ever created, yet its cover's simplicity is out of place and sophomoric. Hard to believe that just a few years later, there were album covers like Joni Mitchell's BlueDisraeli Gears and In the Court of the Crimson King. King Crimson has a 50-year history of incredible artwork in their canon. A few to share, just because:

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