Silly Heads

Phil Ford

There’s a page devoted to sleeve heads — photos that juxtapose record jackets and people in perspectivally interesting ways. A couple of my favorites:



And Cat Scratch Fever is always good for a laugh. I think I’d be wearing the same expression as Paul McCartney if I ended up in a tastefully-decorated loft with the Nuge:


Anyway, in the interests of wasting time at the end of semester, I hereby challenge academic bloggers and classical-music bloggers — geeks, in other words — to come up with their own sleeve heads. But it has to be geeky. Classical bloggers could use classical recordings. Academic geeks could do a “jacket head” adaptation of the concept with a favorite book. Here, for example, is my own humble first effort, with Tha Notorious H.U.G.’s Production of Presence:


You make ’em and I’ll post ’em.

About Phil Ford

Chairman of the Committee for the Memorial to the Victims of Modernism
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4 Responses to Silly Heads

  1. MJ says:

    PLEASE — Never, ever, quit doing this blog.

  2. anna says:

    This is the best thing EVER! Great!

  3. ben wolfson says:

    As soon as I saw “jacket head” I immediately thought of Sepp’s book, which is probably at least as notorious for the cover as for any of the content (like, um:

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