Fruity indeed. The music, the haircuts, the names and, of course, the album cover, which instantly became an all-time classic. The 'photoshoot' was apparently spontaneous, and featured photographer Colin Lane's then-girlfriend, who had just come out of the shower, and a glove that had been left in their apartment by a stylist. He certainly did the job. Artist: N. The cover to their landmark album perfectly encapsulated what they were about, the group encircling the listener, as you stare down the barrel of a gun held by Eazy-E.
The idyllic blue Californian sky provides the unlikely backdrop - all may have seemed sunny, but trouble was brewing in Compton. Reed had no interest in putting the band on the cover of the Sex Pistols' only record - "They were ugly anyway'' - so he used what he termed "cheap hype", using ransom-note style lettering, brash colours and simplicity that anyone could recreate; the perfect representation of the DIY punk aesthetic.
Utterly unforgettable and utterly cool. The Who have always made strange, but brilliant covers, and this was no exception, with the band photographed having apparently urinated on a massive stone monolith in Easington Colliery, an old coal mining town.
The significance of the monolith, or the band's 'desecration' of it is unknown: perhaps it is a rejection of progress - the coal representing industrialisation; perhaps it is a reference to the monolith discovered on the moon in A Space Odyssey director Stanley Kubrick had turned down the chance to direct the film version of the band's Tommy, so maybe this was payback ; perhaps it was just a strange idea.
Either way it's an extremely memorable, and cool, cover image. Thorgerson appears once more in this list, but few can deny the validity and coolness of this effort, for the mighty Led Zeppelin. The natural wonder of the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland. What's on those basalt columns? A series of spooky looking golden-haired children actually created using multiple-exposure shots of just two actors crawling up towards a distant light.
Alleged inspiration? The novel Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke, where children climb off the end of the world. Sinister, wrapped in mythology and very, very cool - yep, that's the Zep. A cover where less is more, and is all the cooler for it.
A casual photograph of Dylan with his then-muse Suze Rotolo, taken in the West Village, New York City, it was unusual at the time for being unstaged and unposed. Critic Janet Maslin described it perfectly as "a photograph that inspired countless young men to hunch their shoulders, look distant, and let the girl do the clinging". The photo, taken by Francis Wolff, certainly captures the sax legend in a pensive, thoughtful and, well, blue mood; basically looking like the super-cool legend he was.
The quintessential American image for the quintessential American artist, the cover for Born in the USA did exactly what it said on the tin.
The American flag as the backdrop and the uniform of blue jeans, white shirt and red cap of the American blue-collar worker which The Boss celebrated in his lyrics. Shots were taken of Springsteen facing the camera but this one made the cut; Springsteen remarking, "The picture of my ass looked better than the picture of my face, so that's what went on the cover". All five of the covers for Johnny Cash's last era of recordings, the American series are fantastic, with the big, simple typeface utilising the strength of the legend's name.
However, the coolest is for IV: The Man Comes Around, as it juxtaposes that strength with the visible weakness of the Man In Black himself: nearing death and reflecting on his life he looks downward and prepares to fade to black himself. The album that changed everything, and a photograph that captured Elvis on the cusp of greatness. It doesn't come much cooler than that. He was towards the bottom of the bill, but he wouldn't be there for long as this album, and the accompanying cover - arguably the world's first tangible image of a rock 'n' roll star - propelled him to immortality.
A crazy, yet brilliant cover befitting a crazy, yet album, the cover's concept was devised by Jim Steinman, the genius songwriter behind Bat Out of Hell. Naturally, it had a motorcycle erupting out of a graveyard with a giant bat looming over the tombstones in the background.
Subtlety never was Meat's thing. Power, Corruption and Lies was the 'keystone', with the decoder for the colour-based code found in the top-right corner, representing the title and band name, being found on the back cover of the album.
The same code then appeared on the iconic floppy-disc cover for Blue Monday and also Confusion. The cover is a reproduction of the painting "A Basket of Roses" by French artist Henri Fantin-Latour with Saville explaining that they "suggested the means by which power, corruption and lies infiltrate our lives.
They're seductive. Artist: The Ramones Album: Ramones Photographer: R oberta Bayley Bayley remarked that getting The Ramones to pose for a photo was 'like pullig teeth', but the world would like to thank her for persisting, as the results formed one of the most enduring and cool rock 'n' roll images of all time.
The monochrome image of the ultimate punk pioneers would be replicated by countless young hopefuls over the coming years, and immortalise Johnny, Tommy, Joey and Dee Dee forever. Grace Jones has created a series of truly incredible cover images in her career, but this one just about takes it for us.
I blog few rare records. I blog obscure records. Some dealers discard or refuse to buy the records that I value. Other dealers, both online and brick-and-mortar sellers, over-value the records I enjoy. I've noticed copies of albums I fine interesting literally sit untouched in record stores for years. What this tells me is that the some records are obscure and valued, but by a select few collectors who value them differently.
So, if you see a copy of a record on a blog, that does not mean that the record is a pricey collectible although it could be.
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Not really. Of As many regency romances, this one is about love and marriage. Of course, Duncan has secrets, terrible secrets that endanger his new relationship with Margaret. In general, secrets are not good for any relationship, nor they are conducive to family life.
It was true during regency and it still holds true today. Fortunately, by the end of the book, the secrets are revealed, Margaret forgives Duncan, and they live happily ever after, as the genre dictates. Its pace is satisfactory, its characterization works, and its plot contains both tragic undertones and subtle humor.
It might not be the best book of this writer but it served its general task: to get me diverted and entertained. I liked it. Sep 17, Elizabeth Reeve rated it really liked it Shelves: historical.
Full review rather, set of reviews here. So, I sort of have a thing for marriage of convenience narratives. This book has one of those, written extremely well, with characters who I would totally hang out with in real life assuming the existence of time travel, etc.
But what really set this book apart for me was that even though the Full review rather, set of reviews here. But what really set this book apart for me was that even though the plot is convoluted and sometimes farcical in the good way! And though a lot of the background plot material is really grim, the central love story is sweet in the best way.
Oct 07, Kristy Mills rated it liked it Shelves: historical-love , widget-shelf , , hott-spots. This one was a little slow. But I liked the ending. It seemed as though their love developed slower, so it was more believable.
I loved that Duncan was actually a good, honorable guy even though everyone thought he was the worst of the worst. I also liked that Elliot laughed and joked in this book. I like that Balogh is continuing the other stories in a way. I like that she is showing how he is still changing. Something I really didn't like, was when Margaret got mad at Duncan at the end, and she This one was a little slow.
Something I really didn't like, was when Margaret got mad at Duncan at the end, and she went off on him not letting him explain. She said some really hurtful things that in reality would be hard to forgive so quickly. She told him she hated him.
I just don't think she would have reacted that way. She jumped to conclusions and assumed the worst Duncan immediately. That made me mad because when he kept trying to tell her it wasn't what she thought, she would cut him off and start ranting about what she thought had happened.
View 1 comment. May 11, Shannon rated it really liked it Shelves: anglophilia , historicalromance. Balogh's 3rd book in the Huxtable series, this book is about Margaret the oldest sister. Left by her childhood sweetheart when he went off to war, Margaret stayed to raise her 3 younger siblings. More than a dozen years later, her younger brother is now an Earl and her sisters happily married, her former love returns and she impulsively agrees to marry a stranger to make him jealous.
Duncan an outcast Earl after a scandal 5 years earlier needs a wife and quickly. This unlikely couple marries and Balogh's 3rd book in the Huxtable series, this book is about Margaret the oldest sister.
This unlikely couple marries and adapts to the hostility of the ton as well as Duncan's big secret. Another good read by Balogh, Margaret and Duncan's romance is forced at the start but quickly develops into 2 people meant for each other.
Jan 13, LaFleurBleue rated it really liked it Shelves: romance-histo , paperback. Once more, I really enjoyed the first part of the story, when the noose seemed to hang closer and closer to both main characters' necks. The plot had also several very unusual and almost disturbing twists, some of them were obvious, while others I did not expect.
I rather liked how they decided to become more intimate with each other. However all their discussions regarding their feelings and how to help those grow felt really cold-blooded and as unromantic as could be.
Apr 13, Natalija rated it really liked it Shelves: historical-misc. I am loving this series and this book is my favorite so far. Of course, Margaret was a wonderful, mature character, but this story wouldn't be so good without Duncan, the main hero.
He was simply perfect: kind, generous, loyal, compassionate, suave I definitely recommend this book. View all 4 comments. Oct 19, Juletta Gilge rated it liked it. A sweet and cute addition to the series.
Although this one was a bit more serious. Apr 25, Ella Mae thebookishgoddess rated it really liked it Shelves: e-book-owned. If it was true love, could it ever die? Was there such a thing as true love? Jun 02, Sbuchler rated it liked it Shelves: romance , read-in Unfortunately, the Huxtable series has so far disappointed.
However, most of the book is not funny. Even the scene the excerpt came from was far less funny in context. The story is of Margaret Huxtable, eldest of the Huxtables, who was left in reduced circumstances to raise her siblings after both her parents died. Now her old flame Crispin Dew is back in town, and a widower with a young daughter.
To avoid Crispin, Margaret runs headlong into the disreputable Duncan Pennethorn, Earl of Sheringford — who has just been given an ultimatum by his grandfather — marry a respectable woman in the next 14 days or be cut off entirely.
Duncan proposes marriage to Margaret immediately on meeting her. However, it mostly left me cold. I like Duncan and Margaret better then any of the other Huxtable heroes or heroines … in fact Duncan may be one of the most admirable romance heroes ever, however I never get a sense that they take joy in each other. From the scenes shown, I believe that Duncan and Margaret have come to understand each other and be comfortable together… but I wanted more.
So far, they are, even to the point of including an outdoors sex scene to celebrate the discovery of love. Their wedding night was awkward and sweet, but every other sex scene seemed irrelevant to both the story and to their relationship.
Oct 20, Fangirl Musings rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Historical romance readers than enjoy a solid and believeable hero and heroine. Shelves: classified-five-stars , genre-romance-historical. Summed up in a nut shell, this was a great book! I very much admired the hero and heroine, the story had wonderful pacing pared with consistent momentum until the very end.
The climax was written beautifully, and the storyline was simple enough to be entertaining and complex enough to be legitimate. The plot of the novel contains many surprises and the characters, most especially the hero Duncan, was very interestingly structured. Nothing is as it may appear in regards to this male lead.
One of Summed up in a nut shell, this was a great book! One of the most best aspects to this book, in my humble opinion, is the fact that the reader genuinely connects with, and care for, both Duncan and Margaret. It's sometimes difficult to put into exact words why a book is necessarily good, or bad. I think what is most impressive in regards to this book is the fact that it is actually surprising how well this plot works.
One would think, based on the description of the book, that the storyline would be too simplistic to be so enthralling. However, because Balogh has written such wonderful characters to begin with, the plot doesn't need to be overtly flashy. We simply want it all to work out well for our characters, and that was the forethought in my mind as I read this book. And yet, my admiration for this novel goes past the simple reasons, too.
I am rather impressed with the fact that Ms. Balogh takes somewhat of a different turn with her characters. Without giving away too many spoilers, I am impressed with the honesty between the hero and heroine in regards to each other after their marriage. Although, don't get me wrong, without question there are secrets between the two, however I'm referring more along the lines from the romantic standpoint between the two.
Such was not the case with At Last Comes Love, and this was something that singularly stood out in my mind while finishing the story. Finally, the last note I have as far as this book is concerned are one point that I absolutely love seeing in romance novels of any sub genre.
Both Duncan and Margaret are very strong characters, yet not in an obnoxious sort of light. They stand firm for what they believe is right, despite what their family or society might think otherwise.
This is one facet to the book that I truly loved above all else! And, while nothing can be perfect with any novel, this book comes very, very close. Dec 31, Lita Bouquard rated it liked it Shelves: historical-romance. Meg the eldest Huxtable sister who mothered Stephen and Katherine giving up her own chance at marriage years ago, learns her one time love has returned. Meg promised her father at the age of 17 that she would raise her siblings. Crispen her love left for the army promising to return.
He never did, never wrote and she found out that he married. Poor Meg was so hurt and now she hears he has returned with a motherless child and wishes to see her. She is furious and wants him to know she wasn't wait Meg the eldest Huxtable sister who mothered Stephen and Katherine giving up her own chance at marriage years ago, learns her one time love has returned. She is furious and wants him to know she wasn't waiting for him all this time. When they meet again she tells him of a non existing fiance to avoid his pity and arrogance that she will once again love him as if the past was forgotten.
She decides quickly to marry a friend who has offered for her several times but learns he is now engaged. Meg bumps into a man who offers her a dance and a marriage. Duncan Earl of Sheringford has just returned to society-desperately seeking a bride.
His grandfather has given him 14 days to fulfill a promise made years ago to marry and provide an heir. He needs to find a bride but the fact that he abandoned his fiance at the alter and ran away with her brother's wife is a bit of a deterrant. Scandal has followed Duncan but he needs money to support his illegitimate son that no one knows about.
Now that his lady has died they could never marry because she never got divorced he needs a mother for his son and a means to provide.This Is The Love by Sonny James - Vinyl LP () for $ from faugladtauscinagcirsinglenmaerisdeansti.xyzinfo Country & Bluegrass - Order by Phone Price: $