Archive for the 'Scratch The Surface' Category

Monday, March 18th, 2013

(Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface takes a look at particularly interesting and/or exceptional cover art choices.) I got into Nanci Griffith in high school, but I didn’t talk about it with anyone much. Loving Nanci was kind of like my love for all those […]

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

(Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface takes a look at particularly interesting and/or exceptional cover art choices.) “Turning and turning in the widening gyre / the falcon cannot hear the falconer; / Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold..” – “The Second Coming” : William […]

Monday, May 14th, 2012

(Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface takes a look at particularly interesting and/or exceptional cover art choices.) His band having just wound down a fiery “Rock Bottom,” Paul Stanley surveys the crowd. “I got a little question for you!” he shouts. “I wanna know how […]

Monday, April 18th, 2011

(Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface takes a look at particularly interesting and/or exceptional cover art choices.) Expectations. We all have them, for better or worse, and with music these expectations are often heightened. Lou Reed was supposed to be the second coming. Based on […]

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

(Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface takes a look at particularly interesting and/or exceptional cover art choices.) There is a temptation to romanticize: a photograph of a barren flagpole; a pink, painted-on banner waving from the apex; a hazy blue summer sky behind; a simple, […]

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, takes a look at particularly interesting and/or exceptional cover art choices. ____________________________________________________________________________________ “To get to Utica Quarry you take Interstate 65 north out of Louisville, over the Ohio River into Indiana…In the fall […]

Wednesday, January 12th, 2011

Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface, a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard, takes a look at particularly interesting and/or exceptional cover art choices. “He [Daniel Corrigan; photographer] captured a moment. The one overriding thing that’s always been in the back of my head: It’s a […]

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface is a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard that that takes a look at particularly interesting cover art choices. By 1993 Fugazi was three EPs and two LPs into their career. Usually this is a watershed moment for a band […]

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface is a recurring feature on Aquarium Drunkard that that takes a look at particularly interesting cover art choices. Bonnie “Prince” Billy’s The Letting Go is broadly considered, even in rare negative critique, as Will Oldham’s most unexampled result. The […]