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Album Covers #36: Animals



There's been a million musicians with animal names (The Turtles, Whitesnake, The Monkees, W.A.S.P., Snoop Dogg, etc.).  One day I'll list of them all.  This post is just about album covers that feature an animal or an animal name.  As usual, I'll avoid the obvious (i.e. Pet Sounds) and go with the odd, interesting and obscure.  Enjoy.

NOTE: Apologies up front: There were a whole lot more covers in this post, but something got messed up (to use technical terminology).  Rather than hunt those same images down and re-post them, I took the easy route and just deleted the images that weren't working. 

You may now proceed.


The guy on the right looks kinda unhealthy.It might be a good time for Spider to start looking into a backup drummer. David Letterman's drummer, Anton Fig, was in a band called Spider in 1980 - that can't possibly be him can it?









Does this one count?

15 comments:

  1. Anton was in a different Spider, from South Africa, led by two sisters. Sort of a South African version of Heart. They had one really great song, "New Romance" and another song, "Change" that John Waite had success with (at least on early MTV).

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  2. Regarding the final one, you could have done a whole post on women posing with animal skins.

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  3. The 'Spider' in your post were a British 'boogie rock' band who (despite having nothing in common with Heavy Metal apart from the guitars & the hair)were linked with the NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) movement of the late seventies & early Eighties alongside bands like Iron Maiden & Saxon. I always considered them as Status Quo copyists.

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  4. You definitely found some contest winners here. The Bear Brothers? What the hell ARE those things? They surely can't be humans.

    Does Claudja Barry, Space Warrior, actually ride that tortoise through wormholes and into battle? I'd think it would be pretty easy to defeat her, because you'll have plenty of time to plan your attack, even if you first see her when she's only 20' away.

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    1. Ah, I just noticed the name of Claudja's album is Tripping on the Moon. That must explain the tortoise. And the wormhole. And the breastplates that sure do look like they were added after the photo was shot. And her weapon; is that a sex toy?

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  5. Samantha Fox FTW

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  6. The Zebras cover - holy cow

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  7. Two covers with Samantha Fox? Nothing wrong with that! ;)

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  8. My favorite is the Bear Brothers....Red Shoe Trucken? What does that mean? Did they mean Truckin'?

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  9. The album cover by Irma Serrano is meant to reference the singer's nickname "La Tigresa" (The Tigress). She was in fact quite popular in Mexico in the 70's and later she got into politics but they still called her The Tigress.

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  10. When I was 17 years old back in 1987, I dressed up as Samantha Fox for Halloween. I sprayed that blonde haircolor stuff on my head and stuffed a pair of grapefuit sized nerf balls under my ( . )( . ) in my bra, which I wore under a v-neck top and jean jacket. Of course nobody here in America knew who I was supposed to be.

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  11. What is with Flickr?
    Half of your album covers are missing.
    All your work for not.

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    1. Yep. You'll notice I added a disclaimer at the top. I don't know what the hell happened.

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