Music History

A Good Tour Through the Real Stories Behind Classic Album Covers

There are a couple of generations who have never known the glories of album artwork thanks to their connection to MP3s.  Maybe we need to direct those kids to this article on the real stories behind some great album covers.

The list includes material from Nirvana, Allman Brothers, Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Cars, Supertramp, Beck, U2 and more.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • i have been to the joshua tree, although sadly, after it came down. it isn’t particularly easy to get to, especially as a lot of highway and desert landscape looks identical. it took me hours to find (all those web sites with directions are either incorrect or imprecise), but i got there!

    it’s still an incredibly cool pilgrimmage, and U2 fans have done a fantastic job of turning it into a shrine.


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