The Pencilsword’s Toby Morris is an Auckland-based illustrator, art director, comic artist and recently the author of Don’t Puke On Your Dad: A Year in the Life of a New Father. His latest comic is pretty heartbreaking, and explains in no certain terms the word privilege.
Cigarettes, pills, guns, child porn…did I miss anything? Oh yeah, fat kids! We’ve come a long way, baby.
In the r/vinyl/ subreddit, reddit user “zingo-spleen” uploaded scans of several album covers that were created for illegal Russian pressings of Led Zeppelin albums. Check out the band’s second through fifth albums, being II,III, IV, and Houses of the Holy, which is strangely called V in the Russian version. I mean, they’re weren’t Chicago.
In March 1981 N.Y. Rocker put Pylon on its cover as part of their “New Sounds of the Old South” cover story on Athens, Georgia. But I love this for the magazine picking R.E.M. as one of their breakout picks. The group signed to IRS Records in May 1982, so nice going, music editor.
One rule I have for band photos is never take them in front of a the cliched brick wall, or on train tracks. These artists seem to have taken my advice, but…