Cover Story: Bizarre Album Art, the second installment in the Cover Story series from Wax Poetics Books, continues a graphic narration of the vibrant subculture of record collecting through the art of the album cover. This volume focuses specifically on strange and bizarre record covers, selected by major figures from music''s avant-garde.
The Cover Story series vividly explores an element of music culture that has withered with the advent of MP3s and digital downloading. Vinyl records tell their stories visually as much as they do aurally, and the record coverÂ—eye candy for the music loverÂ—speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself. Cover Story: Bizarre Album Art celebrates the products of musicÂ’s most eclectic and eccentric figuresÂ—those whose artistic visions were so absurd and grandiose, they often extended beyond the boundaries of the recording and onto the album covers themselves.
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