All posts filed under: Eighties

Glorious longbox suits Aretha well

When we talk about record cover art, of course in 99,99 % of the cases the very frameable 12″ LP format is meant. But once in a while also other formats deserve our attention. In Warhol’s long career as cover artist, starting as early as […]

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The Smiths: the complete Flesh picture

For the cover of their iconic 1984 debut album, singer Morrissey of UK indie band The Smiths chose to use a cropped still of Joe Dallessandro from the movie Flesh. This underground flick was produced by Andy Warhol and directed by Paul Morrissey (not related […]

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Golden Top Oldies with Paul Anka

Another oddity that has Warhol’s portrait of Paul Anka on its cover, is a various hits album called Golden Top Oldies, released in 1981 by EMI Hong Kong.There are 14 artists (16 songs) on the album – and the cover – but Anka was rewarded […]

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Censored Silk Electric cassette

The cover portrait for the 1982 Diana Ross album Silk Electric was based on a Polaroid picture that Warhol shot of the singer, with bare shoulders. For the release of the album on cassette in Egypt, the naked shoulder seemed to be a problem. Which was easily fixed with […]

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Milano-Madrid, and back again

Miguel Bosé was born in Panama (South America); his father was a famous Spanish bullfighter ( Luis Miguel Dominguín), his mother an Italian actress (Lucia Bosè). He became a star in all three places. In 1983 Bosé released two records simultaneously: Made in Spain in Spain […]

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Typography by Warhol?

UPDATE 30/09/2017 In an interview published in a 2008 re-release of Made in Spain, Miguel Bosé says he himself wrote the title on the cover of Made in Spain. Read more here. I will not delete the post below, because it was fun to think […]

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Miguel Bosé: Light My Fuego

The June 1983 issue of El Gran Musical, a Spanish pop & rock magazine, offers some great color pictures of Andy Warhol at work, making Polaroid shots of singer Miguel Bosé. Warhol was asked to design the cover for Bosé’s new album Made in Spain. I don’t […]

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Debbie Harry: In Love With Love

A second single was pulled from the Rockbird album: In Love With Love. The original US release in 1986 did not have a Warhol related cover. Pictures were by the famous fashion photographer Francesco Scavullo (1921-2004). In the video for this song however Debbie Harry […]

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Debbie Harry: French Kissin’ Rockbird

The power of being Andy Warhol. Not being officially commissioned for the cover design of an album, and yet having your stamp of approval all over it. I’m talking about the album Rockbird by Debbie Harry, released in 1986. The second solo album by the front […]

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