Monday, May 5, 2014

Classic Album Covers In Google Street View (Of The Day)

Very cool. From The Guardian.

(WHAT'S THE STORY) MORNING GLORY by OASIS
This 1995 Britpop classic was shot on Berwick Street in London's Soho, what was then an, um, oasis of record shops. Sister Ray, seen on the left, is still going strong today.


PHYSICAL GRAFFITI by LED ZEPPELIN
The East Village residential blocks on St Mark's Place, New York, remain virtually identical to how they looked in the 1970s, with the exception of some more physical graffiti.


ANIMALS by PINK FLOYD
Battersea Power Station in Wandsworth, London has fewer flying pigs now than it did in 1977, but is otherwise pretty much the same – though the Nine Elms project will change all that.


PAUL'S BOUTIQUE by THE BEASTIE BOYS
A clothing store in 1989 at what is now the more gentrified corner of Ludlow and Rivington on New York's Lower East Side.


THE MARSHALL MATHERS LP by EMINEM
The rapper sits in front of his childhood home on Dresden street, north Detroit, just down the road from 8-Mile – the street he made famous in film – in 2000. The house was demolished last year after damage from a fire.


LATE FOR THE SKY by JACKSON BROWNE
A surrealist view of one of the many classy houses around Hancock Park in Los Angeles, 1974: Bob Seldemann spliced the house with another sky for a result that resembles a Magritte painting.


MOVING PICTURES by RUSH
The Canadian prog legends illustrate their album with some literal moving of paintings in front of the Ontario Legislature in Toronto in 1981.


THE FREEWHEELIN' BOB DYLAN by BOB DYLAN
A 22-year-old Bob walks down Jones Street in the West Village, New York, with his girlfriend Suze Rotolo in 1963.


ABBEY ROAD by THE BEATLES
So famous is the cover for the Fab Four's last studio album in 1969 that Westminster council in London have to repaint the wall next to the crossing every three months to cover over fans' graffiti, and the street signs are mounted high above the ground to prevent them from being stolen.

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2 comments:

  1. These are so clever! I think I like the Rush one the best.

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  2. These are so cool! The Paul's Boutique cover really brought back some memories. :)

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