Cover Story, Volume 2: Odd, Obscure, and Outrageous Album Art (Paperback)

By Wax Poetics Inc (Compiled by)
Out of Print


"Cover Story Volume Two: Odd, Obscure, and Outrageous 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 the staff of "Wax Poetics" and major collectors of 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 cover--eye candy for the music lover--speaks a language rooted in the environment and era of the music itself. "Cover Story Volume Two: Odd, Obscure, and Outrageous Album Art" celebrates the products of music's most eclectic and eccentric figures--those whose artistic visions were so absurd and grandiose, they often extended beyond the boundaries of the recording and onto the album covers themselves.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780979811036
ISBN-10: 0979811031
Publisher: Wax Poetics
Publication Date: July 6th, 2010
Pages: 268
Language: English