Posts Tagged ‘Blaine Siegel’

A Dozen Great Album Covers

5 October 2009

Here are a dozen (or so) LP covers that hang in frames in our music room. Where possible, click on the images to see them at a larger size…

Sweet | Off The Record
Sweet | Off The Record

Kiss | Kiss
Kiss | Kiss

Fela Kuti | Army Arrangement
Fela Kuti | Army Arrangement

Sex Pistols | God Save The Queen 12"
Sex Pistols | God Save The Queen 12″

The Jimi Hendrix Experience | Are You Experienced?
Jimi Hendrix Experience | Are You Experienced?

Dick Dale | Surfer's Choice | Alternate Cover by Blaine Siegel
Dick Dale | Surfer’s Choice | Alternate Cover by Blaine Siegel

Bo Diddley | Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger
Bo Diddley | Bo Diddley Is A Gunslinger

Miles Davis | Volume One
Miles Davis | Volume 1

Ray Charles | What'd I Say
Ray Charles | What’d I Say

Various Artists | The Guitars That Destroyed The World
Various Artists | The Guitars That Destroyed The World

Reverend Gary Davis | Harlem Street Singer
Reverend Gary Davis | Harlem Street Singer

New Order | Power, Corruption & Lies
New Order | Power, Corruption & Lies

Heat Wave | Too Hot To Handle
Heat Wave | Too Hot To Handle

Paging Blaine Siegel…

21 August 2008

Blaine Siegel was a buddy of mine for a spell in the mid-90′s. We used to play basketball regularly on the playgrounds of SF, and we’d often talk about music (he introduced me to Radiohead’s OK Computer, among other albums). One day I mentioned that I had a Dick Dale LP (his 1962 debut Surfer’s Choice) that was missing its cover. Blaine – an aspiring artist who was heavily influenced by comic art – offered to draw a cover for me, and the results are posted here.

Needless to say, I was blown away by his zombie surfer interpretation of Dick Dale’s music, and have treasured this one-of-a-kind work of art ever since. In preparing this post I googled Blaine, and found out that he’s a successful visual artist living in the Philadelphia area. I’m happy to say that one of his originals hangs proudly in our music room.

I fell out of touch with Blaine when he moved away from the Bay Area (it happens), but I’m pleased to hear that he’s still making art, and hoping that this post eventually finds its way to him. Thanks Blaine!

[Here's the "real" cover art...]

Listen: Let’s Go Trippin’


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