History CoversAlwaysLie / Music

31st Jul '15 1:24:00 PM PrincessTogezo
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* The cover for the single release of the Music/{{Genesis}} song "The Knife" is a group picture of the classic line-up, including Steve Hackett and Phil Collins, who don't perform on the track in question (the album it came from, ''Trespass'', was made before either of them joined the band, and it featured Anthony Phillips and John Mayhew on guitar and drums, respectively).
22nd Apr '15 5:58:11 PM Patachou
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* Music/JohnZorn: Several tracks on ''Music/MusicForChildren'' are definitely too difficult, noisy or scary for children to appreciate them.
21st Mar '15 4:18:34 PM Patachou
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* Music/ElvisPresley: Arguably the most notorious, yet atrocious concert album in his career is ''Music/HavingFunWithElvisOnStage'', a 35 minute collection of nothing but Elvis cracking jokes with the audience, without any music or context of what is going on? Not only is the record painfully unfunny, a lot of it is technically not even a joke, just Elvis saying random things in interaction with his audience. Half of the time he is clearly just rambling, before deciding his jokes are falling flat or his story isn't going anywhere.
24th Feb '15 5:21:40 AM Patachou
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* ''Music/BrianJonesPresentsThePipesOfPanAtJajouka'' is an album that was merely produced by Music/BrianJones and doesn't feature him on vocals or instruments at all. Instead we hear the wonderful performances by the Master Musicians of Jajouka, a Moroccan folk group.
17th Feb '15 3:08:26 AM Patachou
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* Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno's first three solo recordings, ''Music/UnfinishedMusicVolumeOneTwoVirgins'', ''Music/UnfinishedMusicVolumeTwoLivingWithTheLions'' and ''Music/WeddingAlbum'' attracted countless Beatle and Lennon fans, expecting great rock music. What they got was mostly [[LeaveTheCameraRunning random background noises]], Yoko Ono's OneWomanWail and, on "Wedding Album", John and Yoko saying each other's names for half an hour to a HeartBeatSoundtrack. ''Two Virgins'' is particularly misleading as it features John and Yoko posing in the nude, yet nothing on the album alludes to this. Most random buyers probably expected it to be a pornographic tape. ''Living With The Lions'' features Lennon alongside Yoko on the cover, but you hardly hear him on the album.
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* Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno's first three solo recordings, ''Music/UnfinishedMusicVolumeOneTwoVirgins'', ''Music/UnfinishedMusicVolumeTwoLivingWithTheLions'' ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo1TwoVirgins'', ''Music/UnfinishedMusicNo2LifeWithTheLions'' and ''Music/WeddingAlbum'' attracted countless Beatle and Lennon fans, expecting great rock music. What they got was mostly [[LeaveTheCameraRunning random background noises]], Yoko Ono's OneWomanWail and, on "Wedding Album", John and Yoko saying each other's names for half an hour to a HeartBeatSoundtrack. ''Two Virgins'' is particularly misleading as it features John and Yoko posing in the nude, yet nothing on the album alludes to this. Most random buyers probably expected it to be a pornographic tape. ''Living With The Lions'' features Lennon alongside Yoko on the cover, but you hardly hear him on the album.
17th Feb '15 3:05:33 AM Patachou
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* Famously, the cover for ''Music/LedZeppelin IV'' (which doesn't even feature a title!) shows a significantly weathered image of an old man on a rural road, suggesting that the record was going to be nothing but hippie folk music. While there ''is'' some of that ("The Battle Of Evermore," for instance), the tracks that most people remember from this album are the heavy metal standards "Black Dog" and "Rock and Roll" - and "Stairway to Heaven," which actually ''starts out'' as a medieval ballad, but has morphed into a full-blown headbanger by the climax.
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* Famously, the cover for ''Music/LedZeppelin IV'' ''Music/LedZeppelinIV'' (which doesn't even feature a title!) shows a significantly weathered image of an old man on a rural road, suggesting that the record was going to be nothing but hippie folk music. While there ''is'' some of that ("The Battle Of Evermore," for instance), the tracks that most people remember from this album are the heavy metal standards "Black Dog" and "Rock and Roll" - and "Stairway to Heaven," which actually ''starts out'' as a medieval ballad, but has morphed into a full-blown headbanger by the climax.

* The cover of ''Music/PetSounds'' by TheBeachBoys, an experimental BaroquePop ConceptAlbum that would heavily influence ''Music/SergeantPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' among other albums and styles, was packaged with a photo showing the band in matching black, button-down jackets (plus touring member Bruce Johnston) feeding goats at the San Diego Zoo. None of this imagery has anything to do with the mood of the album. * ''Music/RobertJohnsonTheCompleteRecordings'' by Music/RobertJohnson. It is the most complete collection of Johnson's work around, that's true, though it's not entirely complete. There is one alternate take of "Traveling Riverside Blues" missing.
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* The cover of ''Music/PetSounds'' by TheBeachBoys, Music/TheBeachBoys, an experimental BaroquePop ConceptAlbum that would heavily influence ''Music/SergeantPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' among other albums and styles, was packaged with a photo showing the band in matching black, button-down jackets (plus touring member Bruce Johnston) feeding goats at the San Diego Zoo. None of this imagery has anything to do with the mood of the album. * ''Music/RobertJohnsonTheCompleteRecordings'' ''[[Music/RobertJohnsonTheCompleteRecordings The Complete Recordings]]'' by Music/RobertJohnson. It is the most complete collection of Johnson's work around, that's true, though it's not entirely complete. There is one alternate take of "Traveling Riverside Blues" missing. * ''Music/MetalMachineMusic'' by Music/LouReed shows Reed posing in a leather jacket, sunglasses on the nose, looking badass. So you would expect this album to be a good rock record, right? Wrong, it's nothing but droning and screeching guitar feedback that is SensoryAbuse to the ears! * Music/JohnLennon and Music/YokoOno's first three solo recordings, ''Music/UnfinishedMusicVolumeOneTwoVirgins'', ''Music/UnfinishedMusicVolumeTwoLivingWithTheLions'' and ''Music/WeddingAlbum'' attracted countless Beatle and Lennon fans, expecting great rock music. What they got was mostly [[LeaveTheCameraRunning random background noises]], Yoko Ono's OneWomanWail and, on "Wedding Album", John and Yoko saying each other's names for half an hour to a HeartBeatSoundtrack. ''Two Virgins'' is particularly misleading as it features John and Yoko posing in the nude, yet nothing on the album alludes to this. Most random buyers probably expected it to be a pornographic tape. ''Living With The Lions'' features Lennon alongside Yoko on the cover, but you hardly hear him on the album.
17th Feb '15 2:56:43 AM Patachou
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* The cover of ''Music/PetSounds'' by TheBeachBoys, an experimental BaroquePop ConceptAlbum that would heavily influence ''Music/SergeantPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' among other albums and styles, was packaged with a photo showing the band in matching black, button-down jackets (plus touring member Bruce Johnston) feeding goats at the San Diego Zoo.
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* The cover of ''Music/PetSounds'' by TheBeachBoys, an experimental BaroquePop ConceptAlbum that would heavily influence ''Music/SergeantPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' among other albums and styles, was packaged with a photo showing the band in matching black, button-down jackets (plus touring member Bruce Johnston) feeding goats at the San Diego Zoo. None of this imagery has anything to do with the mood of the album. * ''Music/RobertJohnsonTheCompleteRecordings'' by Music/RobertJohnson. It is the most complete collection of Johnson's work around, that's true, though it's not entirely complete. There is one alternate take of "Traveling Riverside Blues" missing.
6th Jan '15 3:24:30 PM Schroeder
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* The cover of ''PetSounds'' by TheBeachBoys, an experimental BaroquePop ConceptAlbum that would heavily influence ''Music/SergeantPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' among other albums and styles, was packaged with a photo showing the band in matching black, button-down jackets (plus touring member Bruce Johnston) feeding goats at the San Diego Zoo.
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* The cover of ''PetSounds'' ''Music/PetSounds'' by TheBeachBoys, an experimental BaroquePop ConceptAlbum that would heavily influence ''Music/SergeantPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' among other albums and styles, was packaged with a photo showing the band in matching black, button-down jackets (plus touring member Bruce Johnston) feeding goats at the San Diego Zoo.
6th Jan '15 3:23:56 PM Schroeder
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* The cover of ''PetSounds'' by TheBeachBoys, an experimental BaroquePop ConceptAlbum that would heavily influence ''Music/SergeantPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' among other albums and styles, was packaged with a photo showing the band in matching black, button-down jackets (plus touring member Bruce Johnston) feeding goats at the San Diego Zoo.
6th Jan '15 4:43:24 AM Patachou
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* ''Music/JazzFromHell'' by Music/FrankZappa: The music is not {{Jazz}} at all, but computer music with one live guitar solo, recorded during a concert.
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