Yes, last week it was the red, white and blue that informed the vinyl display. I was intrigued how that the Electric Flag resisted such obvious flag imagery in their early career (mind, Buddy Miles used to wear a US flag inspired jump suit) and then for their reunion album they went for the Iwo Jima imagery. Maybe there was something to be read into the fact that they did not appear in person on the cover; maybe they really didn’t want to all be together again.
Still, that image got me thinking how else Old Glory has been used in album covers and I found the other two entries in last week’s display; one used the star, the other used the stripes. So many ways to cut up the flag in the name of design.
WI was right in that the Neil Young album pictured was a controversial one and not well received by his fans. It was the first of his bad albums that continued throughout the 80’s for him.
I was thrilled that UU liked the behind shot of Bruce. Maybe I can do some displays of all my ‘allbum’ cover art such as this. Also jealous of WI that she has seen Bruce live. Will he ever come to play in my home town?
Anyway, let’s see what is on the mantelpiece this week.