Read Full Biography Overview ↓ Biography ↓ Getting vintage "cover art" shrunk to CD size usually isn't very attractive. Start by marking “1000 Record Covers” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The written introductions for the music eras are not done well. The reality in the music world. I learned a ton looking through it and saw some very interesting record covers. Would have loved to know a bit more about some of the more famous artworks and their respective designers. True, this hardbound version has fewer than a thousand record covers since it omits the 1950s covers found in the original softcover book, but it's still plenty of fun. A really fun book but then I'm a sucker for both album covers and these type of books. It's basically a huge pinterest board in printed format. We've got you covered with the buzziest new releases of the day. There's not a lot to actually *read* in this 50-year survey of LP record-cover design, but the absence of text is more than compensated for by high-quality photo reproductions of a huge representative sample of what was a thriving art-form until the demise of vinyl records in the 1990s - and may yet become so again now the format has regained popularity. Leafing through these pages brings a lot to mind. If you're like me (Boomer), it's a veritable trip down memory lane, full of fondly remembered album covers and others temporarily forgotten. (What I lost, for example, was the super cover of Dylan's awful Knocked Out Loaded, as well as my parent's scratched up M. An absolutely cool book to flip through while cranking tunes on a Saturday afternoon. Both a Also, it's not in any kind of order. The 1000 best albums according to the users of Best Ever Albums, on November 1st 2018. by Taschen. To see what your friends thought of this book, (the author pic - *very* much early-90s style, especially those jeans and shoes XD ). Crazy how similar a lot of them are when you see them side-by-side. Some history here but pretty much just record covers. Michael Ochs developed an addiction to rock and roll in the early fifties. 1000 Record Covers: KO (Taschen 25): Ochs, Michael: Books Select Your Cookie Preferences We use cookies and similar tools to enhance your shopping experience, to provide our services, understand how customers use our services so we can make improvements, and display ads. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for―Andy Warhol's covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground. I think you'll find that some of the worst album covers in rock history Apr 11, 2012 - Explore CCW W's board "Top 100 Album Covers of All Time", followed by 345 people on Pinterest. Choose your genre and explore limitless design options on our fully customizable album cover templates. Find 10,000 Maniacs discography, albums and singles on AllMusic Jangly folk pop band led in the 1980s & early '90s by the dark, distinctive vocals of Natalie Merchant. I also own the 1996 softcover copy of 1000 Record Covers - and that one does contain approx. See more ideas about album covers, great albums, best albums. If you're looking for a history of album design, I don't think this is it. For music fans the covers are the expression of a period, of a particular time in their lives. It covers about 3 decades and a half, from the 60's to mid 90's. May 15th 2005 This outstanding book is a celebration of the 1000 Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Album Covers. Whatever, this book is a pleasant way to ease the pain. Musically speaking, I wish I had seen more of my fav artists, but anyway, being a rock and roll addict (Ochs, obviously), most of them are in there. From the famous to the obscure, this presents 1000 record covers, just like the title says. Sure the SATANIC MAJESTY's REQUEST rolling stones record looks cool with that lenticular cover, but... in the days of ebay, its not really all that difficult to find a copy. Michael Ochs shares with the reader various records from his personal collection, and it is both fun and nostalgic to see the evolution of album cover art and styles through the decades. Impressive collection, although I understand Ochs sold his albums after 'writing' the book. So the book then becomes a bit weird. See more ideas about album covers, classic album covers, album. When I first moved to Los Angeles, the first job I got was at the famous and now deceased Rhino Records store in westwood. This edition of Record Covers presents a selection of the best rock album covers of the 60s to 90s from music archivist, disc jockey, journalist, and former record-publicity executive Michael Ochs’s enormous … The best album chart on the internet. Your browser seems to have cookies disabled. ‘1000 Record Covers’ (2002) by Michael Ochs – is essentially an interesting photo collection of album covers throughout the decades – but ultimately this amounts to nothing more than a vanity project for its author/curator Michael Ochs. Take a trip down memory lane with TASCHEN’s book 1000 Record Covers presenting the best album covers from Michael Ochs’s collection.. To feed his habit, Ochs headed the publicity departments of Columbia, Shelter, and ABC Records in the 60s and 70s. Primarily an electropop album, the record also incorporates influences from reggae and hip hop.. The album cover for the U.S. release included 3-D artwork (using lenticular printing). Problem is, albums that I once owned, early Beatles, Stones (up through the mid-seventies), are very hard and expensive gets, and the other stuff usually shows wear and tear. This isn't even Ochs' personal favorite covers, which would say more about Ochs than it would about rock and roll. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for such as Andy Warhol's covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground. A 'totally cool' book consisting of little more than photo-facsimiles of album art showcasing the development of popular music (and thus cultural styles) in recent decades. This isn't even Ochs' personal favorite covers, which would say more about Ochs than it would about rock and roll. 1000 Piece The Beatles Puzzle Album Covers. There are a bunch of iconic covers missing from the book. According to legend, the group's name was suggested by Wax Trax!Records co-founder Jim Nash (2) who, in addressing Al Jourgensen's concern over a remix, reassured Jourgensen that only "a thousand homo DJs would hear it" and the name stuck. As is, the book is mostly page after page of admittedly pretty pictures. Bits of both those categories are in here, but with attention to artistic trends in covers, as well as covers that stand apart in their shock or just weirdness. This pack is easy at first, with well-known albums such as Born in the USA and Rainbow. For some reason, the 2014 hardcover eliminates the entire section of 1950's covers- nearly 160 pages containing 220 1000 Homo DJs was a Ministry side-project that featured Jello Biafra (of Dead Kennedys and Lard) and Trent Reznor (Nine Inch Nails). fram taschen, in english, german and french. And why no Bowie and very few Pink Floyd? The archives currently house millions of photographs and over 100,000 albums and singles. Many are works of art and have become as famous as the music they stand for—Andy Warhol's covers, for example, including the banana he designed for The Velvet Underground.