Monday, 4 August 2014

Great rock album covers

Rock'n'roll have always had a pench for creating sensational album covers. Here are some of my favourites.

Sexteto Prestige was a combo headed by multi-instrumentalist José Menezes. 'Música e Festa' was a series of albums released between 1958 and 1960 by a Prestige Records based in Rio de Janeiro. José Menezes went on to RCA Victor as of 1964, where he recorded the same sort of 'greatest hits' under the name of Velhinhos Transviados (Dirty Old Men). This particular sleeve tells a lot about rock'n'roll in Brazil. They tried hard to find a model boy with blue eyes, as everybody knows Brazilians are dark and have brown eyes 99% of the times. They found the right boy all right. Having difficulties in finding a blonde girl they settled for second best; a brunette with full lips, plucked eye-brows, long painted nails and a tall glass of Cuba Libre in her hand. That's rock'n'roll... that was the notion of rock'n'roll in Brazil then...

Here's the real McCoy... the original 1959 cover. 

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