Live and Contagious

While it is a few years since the book of look-a-like sleeves was published, I still like to keep an eye out for examples and was amused when I spotted this on the web very recently. I wasn’t the world’s biggest Thin Lizzy follower but it’s hard not to recall their sleeve for Live And Dangerous here, which featured a great photo taken by Chalkie Davies (although it would be nice to see the actual photo before the airbrushing).

Anyhow the pastiche is by a band called Brower and was recorded just days before the first pandemic lock down, so they are pushing it as the last live album ever! The band clearly have fun paying homage to their musical heroes (the guitarist seems to be a Freddie Mercury fan), with Kraftwerk art featured in European tour posters. Beyond that I can’t really find out much about the group as they don’t have a website and their Faceache site is so useless you came away knowing less than when you went it!
Anyway, despite the lack of airbrush skills, you can’t knock their sense of humour (or their great retro band logo) and it is out as a limited edition on pink vinyl too.

The book Covered! (below) can be found at Easy On The Eye Books website.

Covered Classic Albums Sleeves and The Imitators

About simon robinson

Having worked as a graphic designer in the music industry, mainly in the reissue sector, I now concentrate on the design and publication of books about popular culture - and even write some of them.
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