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« on: September 19, 2017, 11:20:26 AM »

 Not a huge fan of the current one.

Anyone have any better ones?  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 12:14:52 PM »

You could always go with the promo CD cover ...

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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 12:58:06 PM »

You could always go with the promo CD cover ...



Ugh. This reminds me of that scene from The Office.
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 02:32:49 PM »

There's always the alternate Imagination cover, too ...

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 03:20:11 PM »

Jesus.... Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 03:37:24 PM »

Lest anyone think these aren't real ... I own copies of both. The Imagination one is a bit rarer -- a cardboard sleeve.
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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 04:29:10 PM »

Wasn't the cover for the Love and Mercy single a grotesque mess also?  I only saw the cover on the cassette single, but it was not good, kinda similar to this junk up above....
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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 04:30:20 PM »

Wasn't the cover for the Love and Mercy single a grotesque mess also?  I only saw the cover on the cassette single, but it was not good, kinda similar to this junk up above....



Artwork by Brian himself ...
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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 06:04:44 PM »

Wasn't the cover for the Love and Mercy single a grotesque mess also?  I only saw the cover on the cassette single, but it was not good, kinda similar to this junk up above....



Artwork by Brian himself ...

Yeah, I owned that one, but got rid of it. The B-side ain't much cop, either, "He Couldn't get his ol' Body to Move".
Speaking of train wreck cover art, how about Peter Blake's work for "Gettin' in Over my Head"?
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 07:17:04 PM »

Wasn't the cover for the Love and Mercy single a grotesque mess also?  I only saw the cover on the cassette single, but it was not good, kinda similar to this junk up above....
kinda like the new do it again video...
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« Reply #10 on: September 21, 2017, 09:56:47 AM »

The BW '88 album cover screams EIGHTIES! It's a pretty solid representation of what was on the record. That's what Brian looked like then, and the thing is awash in 80s synths. I wouldn't really want to change it.

The GIOMH album cover is perhaps one of the ugliest ever. I made better collages with poster board and a glue stick in elementary school.

I'd say the best Brian cover art is probably the IJWMFTT soundtrack and "Orange Crate Art." Gershwin is nice as well.
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« Reply #11 on: September 21, 2017, 10:49:45 AM »

The BW '88 album cover screams EIGHTIES! It's a pretty solid representation of what was on the record. That's what Brian looked like then, and the thing is awash in 80s synths. I wouldn't really want to change it.

The GIOMH album cover is perhaps one of the ugliest ever. I made better collages with poster board and a glue stick in elementary school.

I'd say the best Brian cover art is probably the IJWMFTT soundtrack and "Orange Crate Art." Gershwin is nice as well.

My favorite from his solo career is probably the NPP cover. 

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« Reply #12 on: September 21, 2017, 11:40:25 AM »

For reference ...





























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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2017, 11:54:59 AM »

Also, for kicks, some single art:


























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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2017, 12:02:36 PM »

I actually had the Police Academy 4 album when I was a kid.  I was a Police Academy fan, and I think my father found it as a record store on cheap. 

But, at the age of 9, I was more interested in the "Citizens on Patrol" rap than the BW song. 
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2017, 01:54:04 PM »

Gotta say I love the Brian Wilson album cover.
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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2017, 07:59:09 AM »

Gotta say I love the Brian Wilson album cover.
Me too (check my avatar)! It was this cover art, on the cassette, that got me to buy this album back in 1988, as a young teen with little disposable income... I liked the cover and loved what I heard.

And that's why I'm posting on this board nearly 30 years later.  Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2017, 08:03:05 AM »

Gotta say I love the Brian Wilson album cover.

In a career that doesn't exactly include a lot of great cover art, I do that BW88 is one of the better ones.
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« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2017, 08:07:38 AM »

Agreed. I liked it in '88 and I like it now.
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« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2017, 08:19:06 AM »

Gotta say I love the Brian Wilson album cover.
Me too (check my avatar)! It was this cover art, on the cassette, that got me to buy this album back in 1988, as a young teen with little disposable income... I liked the cover and loved what I heard.

And that's why I'm posting on this board nearly 30 years later.  Smiley
First BB/BW related album I ever bought too.
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« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2017, 08:25:15 AM »

I've always had a weird very slight fascination with reconfigured cassette (and 8-track, etc.) cover art:

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