What's All This Then

Why should I care what this guy has to say?

The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

It Comes in a Brown Paper Bag

I have a few records that originally were packaged in brown paper bags.

Jefferson Airplane - Bark  (Grunt 1971)

Jefferson Airplane's first post Marty Balin offering came wrapped in an imitation shopping bag.   Part of the overall cover concept.   A paper bag wraps a fish.  A fish with human teeth I might add.    

John and Yoko - Two Virgins  (Apple 1968)

Here the paper bag serves a different purpose.  It covers up John and Yoko's naughty bits.

Capital refused to release this in the USA. Apple records was still under the Capitol/EMI banner and carried the catalog numbers of their parent company.     This one was distributed by Tetragrammation which was owned by Bill Cosby.   Mr Jello Pudding Pops.   Dr. Huxtible.  Not shown here is the front cover, which show's Lennon's London Times wafting feely in the breeze.

It's worth noting that this LP measures about 2/3 of a cubit.

Led Zeppelin  -  In Through the Out Door  (Swan Song 1980)

Yet another paper bag.   The gag here was that the album came in six different covers.   The consumer had no clue which one they were going to get.   If you wanted them all, you had to keep buying them.  It worked very much like bubblegum cards.   Maybe that was the plan all along.