It seems like it’s been awhile since making a post, but I have a good reason for the absence. I’ve had my head buried in comic books. Well, that’s a good reason for me, anyway! Gathering up back issues of The Punisher, G.I. Joe, and Mad magazine at various locations during summer vacationing got me … Continue reading Comic Strips in Album Sleeves? What a Concept!
Here’s what I’d call a good case for why it makes sense to keep your music collection sorted alphabetically without subdividing it further. Genres of music are descriptors that can be super-simplistic or so complicatedly-nuanced that classifications could cause months-long debates across internet discussion groups if you find two stubborn enough music fans not willing … Continue reading What Genre Am I? – William Shatner’s The Transformed Man
There are so many aspects in which to analyze an album’s artwork. There’s no rule book when it comes to their conception, legal issues notwithstanding (see Van Morrison’s recent Roll with The Punches). Most music fans will tell you that not all album covers are created equally, the most intricate of which could rival the … Continue reading Album Covers To Experience
Last week, I had the pleasure of seeing two great Canadian artists (Our Lady Peace and Matthew Good) share the stage at the Tribute Communities Centre in Oshawa, Ontario. Like any concert I attend, I made sure to track down the merch table. I didn’t have any Matthew Good in my collection, so I hoped … Continue reading How Much Is Too Much Music?
If I were to nominate a single image to summarize the excesses of the hair metal genre, this one would certainly be up for consideration. I found this clipping in the back pages of one of my Rock 'N' Roll Comics issues. In comic books from the late-80s and early-90s, I’m more accustomed to seeing … Continue reading Call the Warrant Hotline!
No need for a long-winded explanation of this post (see my first edition of this series here). I’m back with five more album cover variations I have encountered while exploring different musical avenues, so I’ll get right to it. Genesis - From Genesis To Revelation Even though I own From Genesis To Revelation, I often … Continue reading Alternate Album Cover Art II
Digging through record crates can bring about some unusual discoveries. Some digs may lead you to pick up an album for it’s absurd cover image alone, others for a band name that is so bad-ass that you wish you came up with it, and a record or two may grab you for one song only … Continue reading Crate Digging Discovery – The Lists Of Mystery