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Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005, 11:52 pm
verylisa: More retro album covers

01. 02. 03. 04.

05. 06. 07. 08.

09. 10. 11. 12.

Image source: Show and Tell Music

Cross-posted to: retro_icons

01. Whipped Cream and Other Delights by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass! My Dad had that album. I don't remember much liking the music at the time, but I feel a strange hankering to listen to it now.

04. The tiny text is from the original, and says: "LIBERTINES IN BETWEENS AND VILLAGE QUEENS" and "PSYCHOTICS NEUROTICS AND WHACKED OUT EROTICS". That cover has twenty little boxes, every one a riot.

10. is a snippet of Bettie Page from the cover of an album called The Best Musical Comedy Songs. Now I'm plagued by thoughts of Bettie Page and Benny Hill together.

12. Lyric from the Style Council's "Speak Like a Child" ... "all day thinking about you; all night coming to terms with it".

I've finally switched to PNG format after doing icons as JPEGs (and occasional GIFs) for just about ever. At some point bandwidth becomes cheap enough that the extra prettyfulness of PNG is worth the larger filesize. For me, that point is now.

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005 02:00 pm (UTC)
ihavemeaning: i'd like to preside over your icon fan club

Hi. These icon all rawk like boulders cascading down a steep hill in the middle of an earthquake. You are my favorite icon creator.

I took #s 01, 05 - 08, 10, and 11.

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
verylisa: Re: i'd like to preside over your icon fan club

You are very good for my ego. :D

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005 02:23 pm (UTC)
ihavemeaning: Re: i'd like to preside over your icon fan club

You are very good at supplying amazing icons.

I mean, you make icons that are sexy, and then ones that are ironic & retro. When you made the cute animals sing icon, I knew it was time for me to declare my adoration once more. What's not to love?

Sat, Sep. 17th, 2005 12:21 am (UTC)
verylisa: Re: i'd like to preside over your icon fan club

Some source images are so fabulous that they make it super easy. I am kind of tempted to make more icons from the Hear the Animals Sing source because every part of that cover is beautiful. (It's in the "oi" icon as well.) The subtitle on the cover is:

"Real Animals Sing
FARMER IN THE DELL
MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB
OLD MacDONALD HAD A FARM
& other Animal Songs"

That's one wacky labour of love, right there. Especially considering they didn't have Fairlights or other such techie toys to do all the pitch shifting automatically.

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005 02:46 pm (UTC)
lapetitediva

I took #'s 9 and 12. Will credit.

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
sinca

Holy crap! I am so taking the Herb Alpert and I have to tell you you made my day. That album has a bizarre but significant meaning to me.

Sat, Sep. 17th, 2005 03:57 am (UTC)
verylisa

Have you tried googling for more info about it? I didn't realise it was such a big phenomenon. There have been some fabulous tribute/parody versions too, including the guy from Soul Asylum covered in clam dip.

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005 04:34 pm (UTC)
7year_itch

took #8, love it!

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC)
agonystar

I took #12 and might come back for more. :)

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
(Anonymous): super sexy

^the title says it all^

Very nice.

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005 08:55 pm (UTC)
moderntime

i'm taking #5, i love it!

Fri, Sep. 16th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
les___os

taking #5 and 12.

very nice!

Sun, Sep. 18th, 2005 03:09 am (UTC)
fallenbelle

Taking 3 and 8-thanks muchly. This is giving me some cool ideas for the redesign of my lj layout.
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Sat, Oct. 29th, 2005 01:15 am (UTC)
themom

OHMYGOD!!!! Herb Alpert! My dad had that album too. I think everybody's dad had that album. I was always fascinated by it. I'm going to use it. Thanks so much! I'm going to take Number 8 and Number 11 too. These have made my day!

Tue, Dec. 20th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
caprica

1 & 5

Fri, Sep. 8th, 2006 03:35 pm (UTC)
kaskait

Wonderful set. I saved #8 and will credit you.