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|Robert Pearlman||From RateYourMusic.com: About astronauts in album covers |
A collection of music albums that use astronauts in their (or as their) cover art.
|FFrench||I'm surprised that they seem to have missed this Tom Petty one, which was being heavily promoted recently.|
|Wehaveliftoff||I have #3 signed by Moby in a large mylar size, and he drew a cartoon on it as well. I love stuff like this.|
|FFrench||The band 'Spiritualized' seem to be going for a spacesuit theme; I just saw this image and this image in the local paper.|
|Matt T||Spiritualized lead singer Jason 'Spaceman' Pierce's previous band was Spacemen 3, and his most succesful album was 'Ladies & Gentleman, We Are Floating In Space'.|
It's something of a theme.
|Robert Pearlman||It doesn't have an astronaut on its cover, but Mostly Bears' debut album, "The Ed Mitchell Clinic," is named after one, reports the Arizona Daily Star: |
The group named its new album after Apollo 14 astronaut Ed Mitchell, the sixth man to walk on the moon who experienced something bassist Geoffrey Hidalgo called "instant global awareness": seeing the planet from afar and realizing that the world is one.
Space is a recurring theme in the world of Mostly Bears.
The title song on the "Only Child" EP mentions dreaming of "stars and astronauts" and the "Ed Mitchell" artwork shows planets behind a deconstructed sketch of a human.
Lopez said he's infatuated with the final frontier, and it carries over into the band's music.
"If you took away the vocals, there'd still be a spacelike element to it," he said.
|FFrench||The posting about the Ed Mitchell Clinic album reminded me of the Spiderbait album, Flight of Wally Funk.|
The band were inspired by reading Wally's story, and she and the band have been in touch with each other and had some fun conversations.
|FFrench||Here's another album cover that I just spotted.|
|GoesTo11||I just might download Bad Astronaut for that title alone...|
|Mr Meek||The Fruit Bats' 2005 album Spelled In Bones has an Apollo CSM, apparently submerged, on the cover.|
Check it out
|Falcon109||Matthew Good's "Last of the Ghetto Astronauts" has a walkout pic of the Apollo 8 crew on the cover. |
|mmmoo||The new Dido album has the distant shot of Bruce McCandless during the first untethered spacewalk.|
|mjanovec||A couple of examples that pop into mind are the cover of the Afgham Whigs album "1965" (featuring a photo of the Ed White EVA) and the cover of Sleeper's album "Smart" (featuring the iconic photo of the Mercury Seven in their silver spacesuits).|
|FFrench||I spotted another one next to the sofa in the photo on this story's page.|
|FFrench||An interesting shot on the new Klaxons album "Surfing The Void."|
|Paul23||I think that picture confirms my suspicion that NASA has missed a trick all these years by not making greater use of surly looking cats in the space programe.|
|Spacefest||The Ventures used my Morning Launch for this one in 1983.|