Let You Down. Lie In Our Graves. Cry Freedom. Tripping Billies. Proudest Monkey. Two Step Dave Matthews. Crash Into Me Dave Matthews. Too Much Dave Matthews. Say Goodbye Dave Matthews. Let You Down Dave Matthews. Cry Freedom Dave Matthews. Somehow the image of a burning airship erupting into flames just moments before plummeting to the ground and claiming dozens of lives is the perfect visual introduction to Led Zeppelin's debut masterpiece.
Whether you see it as an indication of the explosive music within the sleeve, or a heartless shock tactic capitalizing on a real-life tragedy, this black-and-white rendering of the Hinderburg disaster has become of the most indelible images in hard rock. The innocence of a baby-sized Biggie on the cover of his classic debut Ready to Die vastly contradicted the content contained inside.
But that was the point: the album traced his life from beginning to a mournful, foreshadowing end, using the innocence of a child to illustrate how a cruel world imprints on unmolded minds. With Smith describing her look as Sinatra-like, all elements combined to create one of the greatest album covers and rock photographs ever.
Does any other album cover on this list stop traffic? It's a testament to the lasting impression of this street-crossing photo that hundreds of fans re-create it every day outside Abbey Road Studios. There's even a webcam live feed of the attraction. Another notable fact: It's the first Beatles cover that doesn't feature the band's name or album title. This iconic Andy Warhol banana picture with "peel slowly and see" instructions is a great cover on its own, but the original version actually included a peel-off sticker revealing a flesh-colored banana beneath.
Search term. Billboard Pro Subscribe Sign In. Top Artists. Top Charts. Hot Songs. Billboard Top Videos. Top Articles. By Billboard Staff. Copied to clipboard. Click to copy. Young Thug, 'Jeffery' Few rappers played more convincingly or compellingly with either identity or gender over the course of the s as Young Thug. Janet Jackson, 'Rhythm Nation ' Eschewing a friendly, fun image more conducive to '80s pop chart success, Janet Jackson adopted a militaristic tone for her instantly iconic black-and-white Rhythm Nation cover art.
Whitney Houston, 'Whitney Houston' Although he's best worst? Nicki Minaj, 'The Pinkprint' Nicki Minaj has always embraced her inner weirdo, extending her limbs on the cover of her debut album Pink Friday and splashing her face with paint for its sequel. No Doubt, 'Tragic Kingdom' In the wake of Seattle grunge and rise of rap, No Doubt arrived in the mainstream crosshairs with the ska-inflected Tragic Kingdom , an album equal parts sheen and punk-lite ferocity.
Johnny Cash, 'American IV: The Man Comes Around' This black-and-white cover is made all the more heartbreaking given that this was Cash's final album before he died less than a year after its release. Joni Mitchell, 'Hejira' Joni Mitchell's streak of classics continued with the folk-jazz album Hejira , which boasted her best artwork. Needing two more albums to complete their record deal with Capitol, Grand Funk embarked on a major tour and decided to record a double live album, Caught in the Act August The double album should have fulfilled the contract with Capitol; however, because it contained previously released material, Capitol requested an additional album to complete Grand Funk's contractual obligation.
While pressures between the band members still existed, the members agreed to move forward and complete one more album for Capitol to avoid legalities similar to the ones that they endured with Terry Knight in The band recorded Born to Die January , but its lower sales it only managed to reach 47 on the Billboard chart and lack of hit singles disappointed the group. They began to drift apart and a breakup was rumored. However, Grand Funk found new life from interest by Frank Zappa in producing the band.
Signing with MCA Records , the resulting album Good Singin', Good Playin' August , though it netted them some of their best critical reviews ever, yielded little success. I don't want to speculate about what was going on in Brewer's life—his first wife died, and that was rough—but one day he walked into the studio and said, 'I've had it.
I need to find something to do with my life that's more stable. He walked out and slammed the door. It was him, not me. Everybody thinks I broke the band up, but it was him. Following the breakup, Farner began a solo career and signed with Atlantic Records , which resulted in two albums: Mark Farner and No Frills Brewer, Schacher and Frost remained intact and formed the band Flint. Flint released one album on Columbia Records ; a second record was finished but never released.
After being approached by their former manager Andy Caviliere who had taken over from Terry Knight in in , Grand Funk Railroad reunited in February without Frost who was playing with Bob Seger and with Dennis Bellinger replacing Schacher on bass. Schacher begged off saying he had developed a fear of flying but later confided that he had no longer wanted to be involved with Caviliere. January The band toured in and with Rick Baker joining them on the road to play keyboards.
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