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The Band – The Band

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  The eponymous second album from The Band was released in 1969. With a host of classic tracks it saw them hitting full stride, with multiple vocal performances and some surprising instrumentation it’s a celebrated album of roots rock. Across the Great Divide, Rag Mama Rag, The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down and King…

Bob Dylan – The Freewheelin Bob Dylan

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  The second studio album from Mr Zimmerman, ‘The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan’ was released in 1963. Taken cues from stories of the time focusing on civil rights Dylan uses the album to wiled his own lyrics to the traditional folk tunes, departing from his first album which was mainly cover versions. Kicking of with his…

Herbie Hancock – Head Hunters

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  US Jazz master, Herbie Hancock dropped Head Hunters in 1973 as his twelfth studio album. Forming a new band for the occasion, it featured a tight rhythm and blues orientated rhythm section and saw him opt out of guitar altogether, replacing it with clavinet, a defining sound on the album. Comprising of four tracks…

Janes Addiction – Ritual De Lo Habitual

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  señores y señoras nosotros tenemos más influencia con sus hijos que tu tiene pero los queremos… creado y regado de Los Angeles Juana’s Adicción! And there it begins, the second full studio album from Los Angeles act Jane’s Addiction broke out into a riotous start after that spoken intro into the track ‘Stop!‘ Formed…

Joni Mitchell – Clouds

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  Clouds is the second studio album from Joni Mitchell. Originally from Canada, born Roberta Joan Anderson, she rose to prominence through the early folk scene and gained fame on Reprise Records living among the Laurel Canyon scene. Stephen Stills crops up playing guitar on this one, released in 1969. The most famous track is…

Prodigy – Music For The Jilted Generation

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  Second studio album from The Prodigy, Music For The Jilted Generation saw them taking their rave blueprint and getting the beats in. Ahead of their genre busting Fat Of The Land smasher which followed, the ground work is definitely put down on this one. Released in 1994 Liam Howlett and company banged a bus…

Tom Waits – Blue Valentine

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  1978 saw the release of the Tom Waits album Blue Valentine. Wrapped in a sleeve containing scenes at a late night filling station, the cover depicts a downcast Tom, whilst elsewhere he’s cavorting with Rickie Lee Jones. One image also sees Chuck E Weiss of Jones’ own tune ‘Chuck E’s in Love‘. The album…

Fugazi – In On The Kill Taker

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  ‘In On The Kill Taker‘ was the third full length album from Fugazi and was released in June 1993. Formed around the Washington DC area from the remnants of punk hardcore pioneers Minor Threat, Ian MacKaye, Guy Picciotto, Joe Lally and Brendan Canty were already a name band at this time. Famed for their…

Ice T – Original Gangster

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Oh yeah, I’m back motherf***er, Ice-T, 1991 fool, Told you, you should’ve killed me last year! And so it begins, kind of an apology from me, at Hand Drawn Album Covers for being quiet over the last few months. What can I say, It’s been Winter, and what a way to welcome you back with…