Teasing the Korean

Album Covers with Surrealist Art

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Seems to me that there are several rather different styles displayed here, presumably they all have their own (sub)genre designation, no?

Agreed. I'm no art expert, but I was thinking that some of the above are more abstractionist than surrealist. Fun gallery, at any rate. :)

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Seems to me that there are several rather different styles displayed here, presumably they all have their own (sub)genre designation, no?

Agreed. I'm no art expert, but I was thinking that some of the above are more abstractionist than surrealist. Fun gallery, at any rate. :)

I would say that most of what has been posted so far would qualify as "surrealist." Of course, the lines between genres are never firm.

I count only three images that may be described as "abstractionist." Everything else is representational.

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Agree with TTK. Non-representational covers need their own thread maybe (;)) while 'abstract' really implies the notion of 'abstraction from a representation' so is maybe a third thing. Surrealism is a fairly strict genre based on realism (super-realism) and incongruous juxtaposition, but we are just having fun here...

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Jim Flora Art

Lots of Jim Flora art could be categorized as cartoon surrealism. Too many to post here, so here is a link:

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Richard Powers provided the cover art for many sic-fi paperbacks during the postwar era, and while he apparently didn't like his art to be labeled as surrealist, it certainly fits the category by most yardsticks. He didn't do many album covers, but this one is a gem. The music is by Dominic Frontiere, famous for composing music for The Outer Limits, and it is very much in a Les Baxter bag.

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Klaus Schulze "Timewind" (Revisited Records) 1975


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Plastic People "Birth Controll" (CBS) 1975

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Kate Bush "The Kick Inside" (EMI) 1979


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Deodato "The First Cuckoo" (CTI) 1975

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Peter Herbolzheimer "JazzGalaConcert" (Atlantic) 1976

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Does any one else find that image really creepy?

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Kevin Ayers 'Whatevershebringswesing' comes to mind (can't do pictures at present)

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You'd 'a thought someone would have put the whole of this sleeve on the web. Oh well, here's half.

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MG

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Here 'tis

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MG

Merci, MG

(Haven't forgotten those CD cases, by the way - been busy with prepping kids for exams. Will go on a field trip into the loft on Monday).

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Amon Düll II "Dance of the Lemmings" (Mantra) 1971

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Yes "Going For The One" (Atlantic) 1977

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Pretty Lights "Spilling Over Every Side" (Pretty Lights) 2010

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Nektar "A Tab In The Ocean" (Bacillus Records) 1972

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Debbi Harry "KooKoo" (Chrysalis) 1981 - Cover by H.R. Giger

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Sleeve note says 'With respect to Yves Tanguy'.

MG

M. Tanguy certainly looked a bit surreal!

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