1970s

Kraftwerk – The Man Machine – Die Mensch Maschine

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Die Mensch Maschine, or The Man Machine was the seventh studio release from German electronic pioneers Kraftwerk. Released in May 1978 it features two of the groups most well know compositions ‘The Robots‘ and the crossover hit ‘The Model‘. Recorded at the groups very own Kling Klang studios this release is among many a fans…

Rolling Stones – Sticky Fingers

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The Rolling Stones dropped Sticky Fingers at the start of 1971 and quickly became highly regarded as one of the groups best. It’s certainly one of their most enduring records, the original cover, conceived in idea by Andy Warhol, featured an in built working zip on the fly of those denim pants Containing the smash…

Yes – Fragile

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From the mind of the mighty Roger Dean, whose artwork is synonymous with all thing progressive in the world of rock, comes this subtle piece from 1971 for the fourth album from Yes entitled Fragile. Boasting the classic tracks Roundabout, Long Distance Runaround and Heart of the Sunrise this was the bands first LP featuring…

Stevie Wonder – Innervisions

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It was only 1973, but Stevie Wonder was already on his sixteenth album, Innervisions which followed the hit record Talking Book, released earlier in the same year! Hailed as a classic amongst his golden period this collection of nine songs fused his social commentary with funk and those strange sounds coaxed from the ARP synthesiser and included…

David Bowie – Aladdin Sane

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Ziggy, David, Major Tom, Thomas Jerome Newton, The Thin White Duke. You know them all, you also know the albums covers, iconic in many ways, classic sleeves for Hunky Dory, Diamond Dogs, The Man Who Sold The World and this gem from 1973, Aladdin Sane. Released after the massive success of The Rise and Fall…

Fleetwood Mac – Rumours

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Just in time for it’s 35th Anniversary, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours album cover re-done in plain old pen. Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks create a striking poise, with his foot on the stool and those ‘plums’ a dangling whilst she drapes a ballerinas leg over his. The band have invited people to recreate the scene on…

Iggy and the Stooges – Raw Power

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From 1973, the Bowie mixed third album from Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Raw Power was not a big success on release, but over the years developed a cult following, later turning into mass appreciation, with Kurt Cobain and Johnny Marr named amongst it’s fans. Featuring the blasts of hot energy that are ‘Search and…