|VINYL ? SOCIAL MEDIA ? MUSIC|
|Have been looking through some of the more interesting psych/prog titles from the collection and wanted to offer our email list customers only a sneak peek into a few we found|
Les Baxter – Ports of Pleasure – Retro Exotica LP Love – Review
Ever imagined being a pirate in the South China Seas? Or performing the dance of the seven veils on top of an elephant in the dusk? Well Les Baxter has, because he created Ports of Pleasure just for you to practise to! Here is our review of the vinyl record LP
George Michael –
I came across a recent purchase of Judas Priest’s Sin after Sin while browsing through the piles of vinyl sleeves that lie round our house (yes, in ordered piles and on shelves).
Metalheads love this sort of music, and I’m not sure where my taste lies yet in that regard, but I sure do LOVE the vinyl cover art by Ros?aw Szaybo (allegedly).
Sometimes referred to as packaging, sometimes art direction, the design skill that this artist employs is focussed, heavy and mythical!
I did some research (more than Wikipedia) and found out these FAQs about Ros?aw Szaybo and the album creation:
- Polish and still alive apparently. Born 1933, he would have been a perfect age to capitalise on commercial opportunities for bands needing trained painters, photographers and/or cover designers (which he was all three).
- Moved to the UK in 1966 and worked at Young and Rubicam freelance while building his contacts.
- 1972 – CBS chief artistic director. Designed OVER 2000 covers, mostly for classical music (see, there is always a connection!), but also for Santana and The Clash.
- Also designed Judas Priest’s British Steel album cover art
- What is he doing now? See this
Written by @myvinylrevolution
Hi Everyone! My Vinyl Revolution here, blogging about vinyl cover art and the artists, designers and sometimes even the musicians who make them an art form.
Electronic musicians and Kraftwerk fans should prick up their ears for this blog article. Organisation were a German Krautrock band with three (future) members of Kraftwerk making experimental bleeps and twaddles. Don’t get me wrong, I like this album but more for the vinyl art than the music
Mingering Mike – the story of a digger who found gold
How did a soul star, who released over 100 albums, just disappear? The story of Mingering Mike, whose career spanned from 1968-77, highlights the power of vinyl as art.
This story has all the elements of a good vinyl mystery:
- Drugs, guns, murder
- Flea markets!
Read this wonderful story here: http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/feb/11/-sp-mystery-of-mingering-mike-the-soul-legend-who-never-existed-jon-ronson
…and here’s where you can find details of the exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum: http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/archive/2015/mingering_mike/
Cats + Vinyl + Internet = Lots of fun!
Who would ever have thought that cats and vinyl are such a good match? And how they are ruling instagram at the moment? Check out these sassy pussycats below, who have legions of fans liking every post!
Why not add photos of your vinyl cat onto our @myvinylrev instagram fee, @myvinylrevolution Facebook page or other social media accounts (Pinterest, G+, Twitter, YouTube) – we would love to see them!
They are even selling merchandise for the page