Thursday, November 06, 2008

Coolest Album Cover Ever?

Eat a Peach by the Allman Brothers was released in 1972. The Allman Brothers Band was known for their improvised live jams which could go on for extended periods of time. According to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the Allman Brothers Band, "along with The Grateful Dead and Cream, helped advance rock as a medium for improvisation."

They also had two really good drummers.

I like the Eat a Peach album cover because it's simple, playful and the pastel colors appeal to me - plus I like the music, but the cover didn't even make it into the top 25 in Rolling Stones best covers. A couple of others I like did though - The White Album was appropriately named number 9 and Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon was 22

B and I went to see the Allman Brother's Band in Minneapolis around the time Eat a Peach was released. A friend got us tickets - which turned out to be on the very top row of the stadium way far away from the stage. But we had a great time - the music was really good and the people around us shared all sorts of treats.