LP Covers - Round One
John Skomdahl Land ~ Sea Discovery Group Staff Writer
good ole' days
when LP artwork was large and colorful
you didn't have to squint your eyeballs to death just to see the
details of your favorite album cover.
For some of
us record maniacs, eye-catching LP covers used to be atempting reason
why we bought certain albums - sometimes taking the risk that the
music might just stink. If it did, at least we had a cool LP cover.
As a rule, CD artwork, nearly 2/3 the size of an LP, just didn't
cut it - even when the covers were done well.
Sure there are
lots of killer album covers in all genres of music (especially American
LPs from the 1950' & 1960's), but when it comes to Reggae album
covers - especially pre computer days - it is hard to beat some
of the crude, colorful, and expressive works of art that made some
LPs virtually impossible to pass-up.
For all you
Reggae fans that love the kinda covers I'm talking about, I've picked
some of my favorites to share. Here are a few to start with and
I'll post some more at a later date.
to King "Computer" Jimbo for taken the photos of the LP