Reblogged » Cover Versions: The 20 best H.R. Giger record sleeves – The Vinyl Factory
Reblogged » Cover Versions: The 20 best H.R. Giger record sleeves – The Vinyl Factory.
The good folk over at The Vinyl Factory threw a marvelous tribute for the late Swiss surrealist painter and sculptor, H.R. Giger. Highlighting his extraordinary work over a varied career through his album cover art.
“Yet in his extensive work as a cover artist for psych, prog and metal bands with whom his thrilling aesthetic fitted like a spikey metal face mask, there can be few artists whose sleeve designs have so polarised reaction from the establishment. On the one hand, his best known works – the humanoid Debby Harry adorning her 1981 breakaway album KooKoo and Emerson, Lake and Palmer’s Brain Salad Surgery – both appear in Rolling Stones magazine’s top 100 album covers list, while on the other, perhaps his most infamous – the heavily censored poster insert to The Dead Kennedys’ Frankenchrist – landed Jello Biafra in court and all but bankrupted his Alternative Tentacles imprint in the process.”
If you’re a fan of Giger, or album art, this pictorial is a visually absorbing must-read.
4 Responses to “Reblogged » Cover Versions: The 20 best H.R. Giger record sleeves – The Vinyl Factory”
Fusing the erotic, gothic and surreal Giger was an art movement unto himself. He inspired me from an early age with his fantastic dreamscapes and esoteric imagery. I was compelled to illustrate a tribute to him this week drawing imagery from his own works including Alien and the Birthing Machine at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2014/05/in-memoriam-hr-giger.html . Drop by and share how his artwork opened your own mind!
You created a wonderful set of art as a tribute, for sure. Well done and welcome, southerntongue 🙂
His style is so his own that there was seriously only one cover I wouldn’t know was his. RIP.
Great point, mummbles. Many thanks, my friend. 🙂