It’s been a while since I wrote the second part of “The kick ass face of the noise” and I know that it was shit. But no worries, guys, here is the third (but not last) part of my tribute. Enjoy:
Can – Tago Mago
I don’t really know what the fuck the cover depicts, but I know that I like it. All in all we are talking about a band which has influenced tons of musicians, bands and music genres. Even though this is not their best album, they have tracks like “Mushroom” and “peking O”, those kick asses. Thanks Cologne for Can, we highly appreciate it.
William S. Burroughs – Call me Burroughs
Just the face of Burroughs on the cover is enough for me to include this one among the best album covers ever. You are Burroughs, you have published Naked Lunch, The Soft Machine, and Nova Express and you want to release a spoken word album with parts of these novels. What better idea than to have your face as a cover? AWESOME.
Miles Davis – Bitches Brew
The best cover of a jazz album so far. I have to admit that jazz artists have great covers but this one? Man, it’s A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. Take some acid, let the music play and start gazing at the cover.
Sonic Youth – Washing Machine
If you have a t-shirt of the “washing machine”, it means that either you are one out of 591985917515978 hipsters around there, ore one of the few people that really appreciate this masterpiece. I know that it is nothing special as a cover, but generally speaking WHO FUCKING CARES? It really has influenced pop art so far and we haven’t seen anything yet. Sooner or later, this cover is gonna stand next to Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein’s paintings. Not that I like them, but I know that most of you do. And plus, I want to have some more tags in my article.
Aphex Twin – Windowlicker
That’s how cool guys make fun of themselves. And as you may have noticed, I like cool guys. And cool music too. But ok, it’s so cool now that we may freeze… ahahahahahhahahahahhahahaha… ok, bad joke.
Electric Wizard – Dopethrone
In the Miles Davis’s case, I proposed that you take some acid and listen to his music. In Electric Wizard’s case, I propose that you roll a three-paper joint and go to one of their concerts. Smokey as hell, this is one of the best stoner rock album covers ever.
Iron Maiden – Killers
I am one of those annoying guys who are breaking balls with Iron Maiden: I can’t tell you that I don’t like them, I do. I guess everybody does, except those fags who have never listened to anything more than some other fags who make crap music. But surprisingly enough, those fags have at least one Iron Maiden t-shirt (specially the one with the cover above) in glitters and go to other fags’ concerts and pretend not to be fags. But they are. Back at my time they used to dress like this but no way, today the real fags should be dressed like this and humiliate OUR MUSIC. Next time I see a guy with a glitter-metal t-shirt, I will cut his head with a machete. Ok, back to our topic again. So yeah, I like Iron Maiden but I highly prefer the two first albums with Paul Di’Anno – this guy is still a real punk. I still remember the first time I listened to Iron Maiden: It was this album and I was something around 14. My mother first had a look at the cover and then at me, and then asked: “My son, are you sure that you are not a Satanist?”
Motörhead – Motörhead
Whenever I enter a metal bar, the most interesting guys to talk to are those with Motörhead tattoos. I don’t know why, but these are the guys who drink the most, smoke the most, have the most interesting stories to tell , hit the best girls and have the best sense of humor. And yes, I can generalize it! So far, I haven’t met anyone who has a Motörhead tattoo and is boring. By choosing this cover among the best in my tribute, I want to pay respect to this bad-ass band for giving us the chance to have this logo painted on our bodies. To be honest, I don’t have it yet, but it’s in my plans…
Mayhem – Dawn of the black hearts
If you don’t have any idea about Mayhem’s music, have a look at the next picture:
Now you have an idea, right?
If you have no idea about Mayhem’s mental sickness, look at the cover above. You think that the picture is fake, eh? No, it’s 100% real, and it depicts the dead corpse of “Dead”, Mayhems’ ex-vocalist. So what’s better than entering your band mate’s apartment, seeing him dead on the floor, and the first thing you do is to take a picture and use it as your next album cover? Well done, Euronymus. Good job!
Pearl Jam – VS