Thursday, August 31, 2017

Classic Car-Themed Album Cover #13

Released in 1999, this critically acclaimed album skyrocketed Eminem's career - making him a household name even if you didn't listen to rap. But that's not why it made it on our blog,  it's because of the Monte Carlo, of course (and I like the cover)! Michael currently does not have any paintings featuring that beast of an automobile, but as I tell all those who ask ... have patience. His style is unique and very time consuming. With only 3-4 paintings released per year, it make take a while. — Linda  (Eminem - The Slim Shady LP):

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Classic Car-Themed Album Cover #12

Truthfully, before I got into this looking for cool car featuring album covers, I'd never even heard of this particular band. According to Wikipedia, this album has a more rock-oriented sound than Earth's earlier drone doom work (probably aging myself, but not familiar with that genre). Anyhow, this one definitely does not reflect my (or Michael's) taste in music, however, unarguably, featuring Plymouth's 1970 Cuda, this is one cool album cover! Add to that it's Sublime Green (one of our company colors) and this striking cover just had to be included :) — Linda  (Earth - Pentastar: In the Style of Demons)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Classic Car-Themed Album Cover #11

Originally optainable for about $2700 new, today a totally restored 1971 Duster 340's value hovers around $24,000 (according to Hagerty), however we have seen them sell for $30-$40k . But way, way back in 1984, this Plymouth was not considered a collector car. It was, however, cool enough to make it on one of the aptly named, "The Cars", album covers. As Michael and I were both teenagers in the late '70s and early '80s (and who didn't listen to their music), I felt this cover had to be included.  — Linda   (The Cars - Heartbeat City):

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Classic Car-Themed Album Cover #10

Blondie's second album, released in 1978, features Deborah Harry sitting on the chrome bumper of a 1976 Dodge Coronet police cruiser. — Linda    (Blondie - Plastic Letters):

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Classic Car-Themed Album Cover #9

Since this album was released in late 1964, it doesn't really fall into the same category as the previous covers we've featured, which are mostly modern bands utilizing today's collector cars for that real "wow" factor. But with the blue '65 Chevrolet Corvette and a 1964 Pontiac GTO in such prominent display, I just couldn't resist making this cover #9! — Linda   (Beach Boys - Shutdown vol. 2)

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Classic Car-Themed Album Cover #8

I had to laugh when I came across this album cover. Yes, it does stretch the "car themed" idea a bit, but you have to admit those are some pretty cool 1972 Oldsmobile Cutlass go-karts the Shriners are driving! — Linda   (Dead Kennedys - Frankenchrist):

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Classic Car-Themed Album Cover #7

Okay, okay, so now we are really aging ourselves and perhaps revealing a bit too much about ourselves as well ... just to make it clear, although this album was released in 2006 (and I picked it due to the 1967 Chevy Impala), our "Weird Al" exposure occurred back in the 80s and 90s when Weird Al and his parody albums and videos were all the rage! — Linda  (Weird Al Yankovic - Straight out of Lynwood):