Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]


Thank Frilly it’s Friday.

That means another magnificent music competition.

With today being the anniversary of the release of the debut album by The Velvet Underground & Nico in 1967 with its famous Andy Warhol banana artwork, I want to know: what’s your favourite album cover?

Here’s mine.

Reply below to be in with a chance of winning a €20 voucher redeemable at any Currys PC World branch.

The winner will be chosen by my agent.

Please include image or link to image if possible.

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73 thoughts on “Win Nick’s PC Voucher [Extended]

  1. SB

    Madness – One Step Beyond
    The cover was them in a nutshell, epitomising their – well, madness and the craic of dancing to their music in the 80s

    In close second would be Bruce Springsteen’s Born in the USA,807
    This is seared on my memory because it was the first album I bought, or rather, was forced to buy…I’d borrowed a cassette copy belonging to the big brother of my friend and it got duly chewed up by the cassette deck (remember when that happened?!!). I had to buy him a brand new copy out of several weeks’ worth of my meagre pocket money back then (“or else”). I rescued the mangled version and played it to death to get my money’s worth though, and it was fine, apart from some crackling around the damaged section.

  2. Col

    I was 16 when “Is This It” by the Stokes came out and I loved it.
    I also thought it was so cool that we had a risqué album cover, but presumably the US was too conservative for that. The cover was a leather gloved hand on a woman’s posterior – a spontaneous picture by the photographer of his girlfriend.

    Then I found out the truth, from the photographer:
    “when they got to Australia, Julian was flipping through a book and saw the image that became the American LP cover, a closeup of atoms colliding, I think.
    Well, Julian fell in love with it and liked it more than my ‘ass shot’. Luckily for me, though, my photograph was already at the printing presses and I guess they’d already printed a ton of albums. So RCA told Julian they could have that other cover with the atoms for North America but it was too late for the rest of the world.
    If Julian had found that image a day earlier I might not have the career I have now – lucky.”

    Still, we got the cool album cover, I think!!

    1. Capernosity&Function

      I always wondered if the cover of “Is This It” is close to what Spinal Tap’s “Smell the Glove” should have looked like before they were forced to bring it out in plain black

  3. Slightly Bemused

    I would have to say Thin Lizzy’s Johnny The Fox. Incredible artwork by Jim Fitzpatrick

  4. scottser

    the clash – ‘london calling’

    1. Johnny

      Thanks Scottser,we have legal weed now in Canada and yes Mexico,more excited about Cabo and Tulum than Toronto and Regina.but it’s coming shorty to New Jersey,New York….New England,Tri-State and Mid-Atlantic or from Maine to Virginia….

      Some old school NY hip hop – from Staten Islands finest off Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers),widely regarded as one of the most significant albums of the 1990s, as well as one of the greatest hip hop albums of all time.

      (Sat morning so smoking some pre rolls by a local grower -cultivate-Bliss-decent,not great.)

  5. Capernosity&Function

    The The – Infected

    This came out in 1986, when I was in the throes of my teenage angst period. For me this cover just represented my rage, despair and lack of control over my life, at the time. The creature/infection is just hurtling towards you bringing with it a whole whirlwind of pain. It was created by Andy Dog (Andy Johnson) Matt Johnson’s brother. This album was accompanied by a film that contained videos for all eight songs on it; an incredible production for the time. Later versions of the album replaced the original cover with a still from the Infected film; not bad, but not as good as the original:

  6. Harry Warren

    Black Rose (Thin Lizzy)
    Released in 1979, Black Rose is one the iconic Irish bands best loved albums, the record has the only occasion guitarist the late Gary Moore recorded with the band and his influence is felt throughout the album. The album peaked at No 2 in the UK charts and is one of the bands most successful albums and a firm favourite with the fans
    Beautiful artwork by Jim Fitzpatrick

    The man himself discussing it

  7. Casey Jones

    A classic of LA psychedelia-Forever Changes by Love. I have a t shirt with this design on it and I often receive nice comments or questions about the image. I have no idea how to post images or links, I’m afraid.

  8. Stephen Moran

    “It’s such a fine line between brilliant & stupid”
    Surely the cover that never was. The classic Spinal Tap “Smell the Glove” (Polymer, 1982): The band’s 14th album, also known as the Black Album after Polymer bowed to demands from retailers such as Sears and K Mart to block out the “sexist” cover. The original cover depicted, in the words of Polymer rep Bobbi Flekman, a “greased, naked woman on all fours with a dog collar around her neck, and a leash and a man’s arm extended out up to here holding on to the leash and pushing a black glove in her face to sniff it.”. Spinal Tap manager Ian Faith claimed to have censored the album himself, saying “You should have seen the cover they wanted to do. It wasn’t a glove, believe me!” The black sleeve prompted guitarist Nigel Tufnel to utter the now-famous quote, “It’s like, ‘how much more black could this be?’ and the answer is ‘None. None more black.'”

      1. Otis Blue

        “Well you should have seen the cover they wanted to do. It wasn’t a glove, believe me.”

  9. Slightly Bemused

    Of course, there can be only one… Muppets!

  10. Otis Blue

    Dexys Midnight Runners – Searching for the Young Soul Rebels

    The photograph chosen for the cover was taken in Cranbrooks Gardens in the Ardoyne following the introduction of internment by the British government in 1971. Amid a group of Catholics fleeing, stands 13 year old Andrew O’Shaughnessy, staring fixedly at the photographer, suitcase under his arm.

    And if that’s not reason enough to love it, the album’s best track, Dance Stance, namechecks Oscar Wilde, Brendan Behan, Sean O’Casey, George Bernard Shaw, Samuel Beckett, Eugene O’Neill, Edna O’Brien and Lawrence Stern.

    1. bertie blenkinsop

      I hate to be that guy but … is dance stance not called “burn it down” on the album?
      Great choice BTW

  11. Muchacho Gordo-Delgado

    Meatloaf – Bat Out Of Hell
    The first album I ever owned. My God. Were my teenage eyes ever opened, first by the cover art, then by the amazing lyrics? Yes they were! Even though I could only guess half of what was intended, I understood so much.
    To this day the album cover still sends shivers down my spine and I have the occasional nightmare about being in a graveyard when all Hell breaks loose (mostly Kilbarrack cemetery, through which I often took a shortcut home and which looked just like the one on the album cover),+Kilbarrack+Cemetery/@53.387112,-6.1334889,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x2038362425cc5227!8m2!3d53.387112!4d-6.1334889

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