Halloween Jack is a real cool, erm...dog
The folks over at Q have this week published a "Limited Edition Collector's Special": The 100 Best Record Covers...Of All Time. Their own description of the 10" x 10", 200 page softback follows:
"Take a lavish journey through the art of the record sleeve, accompanied by the expert writers of the world's greatest music magazine, Q. Never-before-seen images, brand new revelations (plus a smattering of sleeve disasters) make this an indispensable read for all lovers of contemporary art, design and rock 'n' roll."
"Discover! Who the faces on The Smiths' legendary covers were really supposed to be. Hear! David Bowie's defence of his mullet on Diamond Dogs. Gasp! At Slade's bizarre dietary requirements. Learn! how much the nude models on the cover of Electric Ladyland made. Plus The Beatles "butcher sleeve" outrage."
As you probably guessed from the text above, David Bowie is represented here with the AGI/Guy Peellaert designed classic, 'Diamond Dogs'. I will be posting an in-depth 'Diamond Dogs' special shortly, looking specifically at the cover artwork and associated items. In the meantime, go here for some quotes from the Bowie entry, and for your chance to win the book or order it online.
Total Blam Blam (European Correspondent)