Thursday, November 19, 2009

Greatest Classical CD Covers EVER, Part 15

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RÉPERCUSSION - FANTAISIES CLASSIQUES
Believe me: jumping into a lake with a bunch of naked women isn't all it's cracked up to be. It starts fine. You're walking down a country path and you come upon this scene and the girls are all "Come on! The water's awesome." So you strip down and the girls are making like they're all excited. You make your way to the center of them and they gather around. Then they frickin' dunk your head under the water and all scramble out of the lake. By the time you resurface and get your bearings, they're out, they've grabbed their clothes and thrown yours on the fire! You get out of the lake and see that they've spraypainted "Ha ha! LOSER!" on a nearby station wagon that isn't even yours. So then you have to hitch a ride on the highway completely naked which is a whole other story I don't really want to get into.


DANIEL PERANTONI - DANIEL IN THE LION'S DEN
This is probably the greatest cover of anything ever. Although it hardly looks like a lion's den. More like these two were hitchhiking and the lion got sick of the tuba guy cramping his style and finally told him to get lost.


STOKOWSKI - MUSIC FOR STRINGS
Wow, talk about bustin' a move! Yeah! Go Leo! Go Leo! No conductor did The Robot like Stokowski. Karajan was infamous for hating that move. He finally decided to take the Mad Moves crown for himself by busting out the moonwalk at the 1984 Salzburg Festival. The famous photo of Karajan falling off the stage headfirst into a tuba documents the result. It's one of those amazing photos you assume is a Photoshop but isn't.


MATS RONDIN - VOCALISE
This is why you periodically have to clear the photos off your digital camera. I'm sure the intention was to use one of the great shots a friend took of Mats in recital. Unfortunately, the camera also had about 150 backyard shots on it. Oh, well. Better this photo than the one of Mats sleeping in the hammock.


VERDI - RIGOLETTO (EHRLING)
Okay, where did the idea that Rigoletto is about a crazy puppet come from? This is like the 50th Rigoletto cover I've seen with puppets on it. They're all over the place! Fine, I give in. It's all about puppets. Ghost puppets. There. Happy now?


RACHMANINOFF FOR ROMANCE
So serial killers are designing album covers now. Horrific. I think this one's taken from the Green River Killer's sketchbook. The back cover is even worse. This thing belongs back in the evidence room and not anywhere near a CD shelf.


EIN LIEDERABEND MIT ANTON DERMOTA
Welcome! Welcome to our lovely home! We are so happy you could join us. We have a wonderful evening planned. Drinks and conversation and then we will enjoy the most wonderful supper you could imagine. After that, music! And much laughter too, I'm sure. I'm sure this will be an evening you'll never forget. Of course, now that you have entered our home, there is no possible way we could ever permit you to leave. FRITZ! THE SHACKLES!

3 comments:

GP said...

Okay.

Somewhere, SOMEONE must have a link to the photo of Karajan falling into a tuba at Salzburg in 1984.

PLEASE POST IT, I need a laugh!

THANKS!

Kike said...

Cool, buddy! I laugh myself to the floor with the last one.

WMS.Nemo said...

Are you aware of Don Dorseys Bach? He belonges to the Greatest Classical CD covers ever. definitely