Archive: Covers

Stanley Mouse Talks Grateful Dead, Zig-Zags, Hot Rods, Hippies and What Journey Took From Jimi

Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley were something like the Grateful Dead of rock-and-roll graphic designers. Just as the Dead's spacey jams anchored the soundtrack for the psychedelic 1960s San Francisco scene, Mouse and Kelley's trippy work as in-house poster artists for the Avalon Ballroom (and, later, as album-cover designers)...

By J. Freedom du Lac | April 10, 2009; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (1)

More Adventures in Bad Morrissey/Smiths Covers in Bizarre Places

Halfway through the NFL's regular season, most of us have finally gotten used to regularly hearing that countrified cover of Morrissey's "Every Day Is Like Sunday" in NFL ads. It's still lame, just not so jarring. So last night I'm watching another OMG amaaazing episode of "Gossip Girl" when all...

By David Malitz | October 28, 2008; 04:46 PM ET | Comments (4)

Who's Ripping Me Off Now?

It started off innocently enough. Back in July, Idolator ran an item titled "Please Explain The Appeal of Ray LaMontagne To Me." Of course, "Please Explain to Me ..." is a regular Post Rock feature, first appearing back in April. But that's a relatively minor transgression. And sorry, Idolator, we...

By David Malitz | October 17, 2008; 08:50 AM ET | Comments (11)

 

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