I thought I’d slip in an early Adam & The Ants single to go with the previous post. Strangely, this single wasn’t on the album, but they follow the same visual theme.
Although uncredited, the sleeve features a classic image by the Futurist photographer and film maker Anton Bragagli.
And because images of albums and singles are presented here at the same scale, I have also provided a handy scale guide!
Sleevage Sunday is where I share selections from my old but recently rediscovered vinyl collection. Music has always been an important part of my life, but so was the packaging. In my formative years I would carefully study every inch of the cover, read every sleevenote, credit and publishing blurb so that the visual qualities of these records became intrinsically linked with the music, so that even now when I hear an old song I also get the imagery too! Alas, much of this will fall upon younger heads whose only visual link with their music is the tiny thumbnail on their iPod…
I am not judging any of these covers – some are great, some are really bad, and others just are. These are simply the images of my youth.