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Robert Pearlman
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posted 02-27-2007 03:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
From RateYourMusic.com: About astronauts in album covers
A collection of music albums that use astronauts in their (or as their) cover art.

FFrench
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posted 02-28-2007 12:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm surprised that they seem to have missed this Tom Petty one, which was being heavily promoted recently.

Wehaveliftoff
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posted 02-28-2007 05:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Wehaveliftoff   Click Here to Email Wehaveliftoff     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 03-02-2008 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 03-03-2008 03:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Matt T   Click Here to Email Matt T     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 04-23-2008 08:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 04-24-2008 09:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 05-14-2008 11:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Here's another album cover that I just spotted.

GoesTo11
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posted 05-15-2008 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for GoesTo11   Click Here to Email GoesTo11     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just might download Bad Astronaut for that title alone...

Mr Meek
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posted 11-18-2008 10:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mr Meek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Fruit Bats' 2005 album Spelled In Bones has an Apollo CSM, apparently submerged, on the cover.

Check it out

Falcon109
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posted 11-19-2008 09:20 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Falcon109   Click Here to Email Falcon109     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Matthew Good's "Last of the Ghetto Astronauts" has a walkout pic of the Apollo 8 crew on the cover.

mmmoo
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posted 11-19-2008 11:16 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mmmoo   Click Here to Email mmmoo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The new Dido album has the distant shot of Bruce McCandless during the first untethered spacewalk.

mjanovec
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posted 11-19-2008 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mjanovec   Click Here to Email mjanovec     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 03-08-2010 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I spotted another one next to the sofa in the photo on this story's page.

FFrench
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posted 09-09-2010 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for FFrench     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An interesting shot on the new Klaxons album "Surfing The Void."

Paul23
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posted 09-10-2010 01:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Paul23   Click Here to Email Paul23     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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
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posted 09-11-2010 05:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The Ventures used my Morning Launch for this one in 1983.

Hart Sastrowardoyo
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posted 08-30-2013 11:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Hart Sastrowardoyo   Click Here to Email Hart Sastrowardoyo     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not cover art, but Grateful Dead knocked off the STS-7 emblem for their backstage pass.

NeilPearson
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posted 08-31-2013 04:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for NeilPearson   Click Here to Email NeilPearson     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Not an astronaut, but Dave Stewart's (Eurythmics) 2012 album 'The Ringmaster General' featured an Apollo Command Module!

sev8n
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posted 09-03-2013 05:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sev8n     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Scrolled through their list and didn't see "Gordon" by Barenaked Ladies...

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