Category Archives: Music

50 of the Greatest Album Covers of All Time

“WHIPPED CREAM & OTHER DELIGHTS” — HERB ALPERT & THE TIJUANA BRASS (1965) Cover model Dolores Erickson was three months pregnant when she posed in whipped cream for this album. It sold 6 million copies (99 percent of them to teenage … Continue reading

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Animated video from the 80s – Take on Me – A-ha

Put this video in the context of time (1985) and you have a real cutting edge piece of art.

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SpongeBob – War Pigs (Black Sabbath Music Video)

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Visit the last cassette factory in the U.S.

Yes, cassettes are making a comeback,but there’s only one factory in the US that manufactures them: National Audio Company in Springfield, Missouri. And they’re having a banner year.

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Fantastic psychedelic video for Kraftwerk’s Autobahn (1979)

In 1979, Roger Mainwood, just out of the Royal College of Art, created this wonderfully trippy animation for Kraftwerk’s “Autobahn.” It was a commission from the band’s record company but Kraftwerk had no input on the film, and Mainwood says … Continue reading

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Listen! Far out Moog music for your plants

In 1976, electronic music pioneer Mort Garson followed up his series of 12 zodiac albums and numerous other far out LPs with the deeply trippy and wonderful Mother Earth’s Plantasia, described on the cover as “warm earth music for plants … Continue reading

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In a secluded green forest, a very long automated xylophone

In a secluded green forest, a very long automated xylophone. This is a wonderful video, and a wonderful work of art.

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Electric Prunes – I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night) (stereo)

“Last night your shadow fell upon my lonely room, I touched your golden hair and tasted your perfume.” The Electric Prunes’ second single, “I Had Too Much to Dream (Last Night)” was released in 1966. It was chosen from material … Continue reading

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Experimental 60s music sounds like a 80s video arcade

Enjoy ‘Mixed Paganini,’ by the Studio Di Fonologia Musicale Di Firenze. Published in 1967, it sounds like a weird, hectic video game from 15 years later. The songs were programmed by Pietro Grossi; the 7″ disk was “distributed as a … Continue reading

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POLYSICS – (The other side of) Electric Surfin’ Go Go

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