Best Album Cover Ever

Better than The Beatles’ Abbey Road, or the White Album (or Spinal Tap’s “none more black” Smell the Glove), or Zepplin.  Or Meat Loaf.  Better than all of them.   By a wide margin.


My sister, who is ten years older than I am, has great taste in music.  Has since she was a teen.  Herbie Alpert was a staple.  I still love his stuff, especially The Lonely Bull.  And a bunch of others.  I do, however, remember THIS one coming into the house.   I was probably five or so when she bought it.  Once, my mother caught me staring at it (I LIKED it, just as I liked Lee Meriwether as Catwoman, I just couldn’t know WHY).   She yelled to my sister “Get that away from your brother!”

I mean, how many album covers do you recall so vividly from before you started school?  Best album cover EVER.  And a great album, too.  The lovely lass, by the way, is Dolores Erickson.  And it is shaving cream.  Apparently they tried whipped cream, but it melted too fast under the photographer’s lights…..


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9 responses to “Best Album Cover Ever

    • ultimaratioregis

      I gotta ask. You MUST be a fan of “the Bomber” to have spelled his name right! Did you follow the Raiders in the early 70s?


  1. scottthebadger

    I have always enjoyed Herb Alpert, but how could one not do so?
    Here’s two more:

    The dancing in Tiajuana Taxi is out of phase with the music!


  2. scottthebadger

    I think the way she is looking back at teh viewer has a lot to do with it. I am a big fan of Lee Meriwether as Catwoman, and an even bigger fan of Julie Newmar, but to this day, i have no idea how they got either of them into those costumes, or Yvonne Craig into het BatGirl suit. By theory is some sort of hydraulic press.

    I found the three distict personalities given Catwoman by the three women who played her to be interesting. Eartha Kitt’s was a refined, elegant woman, who happened to chose crime as her career, Meriweather’s was a woman who enjoyed being a bad girl, and was not above violence if needed, ” One step closer, Batman, and Miss Kitka dies!” . While Julie Newmar’s was a completely amoral psychopath. Violence was the first option for her Catwoman. See the times she tried to feed Robin and or Batman to tigers, as an example. Or, when she propesed marriage to Batman, and he asked what about Robin, she replied, ” I’ll have him killed, painlessly, if you like”. All three actresses also crearly enjoyed playing the role, which helped a lot. Eartha Kitt’s car was pretty cool, too.

    Lee Meriweather was pretty cool as Commander Losira on Star Trek’s That Which Survives. I bet that cooled James Kirk’s taste for Alien women for a couple of weeks! ” I am for you, James T Kirk. “


  3. I don’t know, the Ohio Players “Fire” or “Honey” are right up there with it. Motown was a lot different than Herb Alpert, though.


  4. TomR,armed in Texas

    I bought this Herb Alpert album after I came home from Vietnam. I still have it and many others from that era. I now have a really nice turntable to put these old LPs on.