Friday, October 07, 2005

An album cover for the ages #1

The first installment of a new series that will showcase album art at its best and most horrifying; completely dependent on my mood.

Chick Corea ~ Secret Agent (1978)
Chick Corea is rightfully one of the most well-regarded jazz keyboard players of the modern era. He has played on hundreds of albums (his own, and as a member of other groups) and composed more than a handful of classic tunes. Unfortunately, Mr. Corea also has a tendency to be spectacularly lame on occasion. He demonstrates this capacity with the sleeve for his (musically) not-half-bad 1978 record. Just look at those sad little eyes! For more Corea-based visual hijinx, see the cover of 1976's My Spanish Heart

4 Comments:

Blogger the man with no name said...

i like it. it says 'hey, look at me. i'm a secret agent'. classic.

10/07/2005 8:38 p.m.  
Blogger Punk is Dead said...

I especially enjoy the use of bronze in the background, accenting the brown in Corea's trenchcoat and fedora (and his smouldering brown gaze).

10/08/2005 3:22 p.m.  
Anonymous doginwater said...

I would have prefered to have "Top Secret" diagonally stamped across the front in red. It would signify the eclectic nature of Mr. Corea's music.

10/08/2005 5:52 p.m.  
Blogger the man with no name said...

'doginwater'>> that would've been genius.

10/09/2005 6:28 p.m.  

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