Artwork may be designed to show off music, but some album cover designers have attracted fame thanks to their iconic work. Here we look at 13 of the best.
Frank Zappa’s third album within the space of a year, ‘Chunga’s Revenge’ ranges from hard rock to doo-wop and the avant-garde, standing the test of time.
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The fearless jazz-rock experimentation of ‘Hot Rats’ had Frank Zappa sounding as never before.
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Part-recorded live in 1975, Frank Zappa’s ‘Bongo Fury’ saw Captain Beefheart join the celebrated Mothers Of Invention on tour for a unique pairing.
Archivist Joe Travers has worked on maintaining Frank Zappa’s vision with an on-going series of releases, we talk with the “Vaultmeister” himself.
A question of boundaries lays at the heart of music censorship, but artists have always pushed back, fighting for the freedom to express themselves.
Seeking to rid music of offensive content, Tipper Gore’s Parents Music Resource Center used the Filthy Fifteen to bring their cause to the Senate.
After releasing ‘Ice Cream For Crow’, Captain Beefheart retired from music-making in order to channel his creativity through painting.
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From indelible images to perfect portraits, the 100 greatest album covers provoke and awe just as much as the contents inside.
In the summer of 1976, the band was on a strange lap of honor.