Episode 64: Frank Frazetta-ish

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Frank Frazetta-ish . Hosted by Mark Mager and Rich Bachelor. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most “let’s be Frank Frazetta” vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

Diamond Head “Borrowed Time” 1982 MCA Records
Whitesnake “Love Hunter” 1979 United Artists
Kiss “Love Gun” 1977 Casablanca Records
Manowar “Fighting the World” 1987 ATCO Records
Meat Loaf “Bat Out of Hell” 1977 Cleveland International/Epic Records Read more…

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Episode 63: Torture & Execution

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Torture & Execution. Hosted by Mark Mager and Rich Bachelor. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most tortured vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

Straw Dogs “We Are Not Amused” 1986 Restless Records
Michael Schenker Group “The Michael Schenker Group” 1980 Chrysalis Records
Electric Light Orchestra “Face the Music” 1975 United Artists Records
Hank Snow “Songs of Tragedy” 1964 RCA Victor
Scorpions “Blackout” 1982 Mercury Records Read more…

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Episode 60: Boots

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Boots. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most high heeled vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

Emmylou Harris “Elite Hotel” 1975 Reprise Records.
Jeannie C Riley “Yearbooks and Yesterdays” 1969 Plantation Records.
Nancy Sinatra “How Does That Grab You?” 1966 Reprise Records.
The Alexandrov Red Army Ensemble Untitled Vox Productions
Funkadelic “Uncle Jam Wants You” 1979 Warner Bros. Records

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Episode 59: Cartoons

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Cartoons. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most cartoonish vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

Sam & Kirk McGee “Stars Of The Grand Old Opry” Guest Star Records.
Frances Faye “Bad Bad Frances Faye” 1976 Bethlehem Records.
The Exotic Guitars Play “Exotic Country Music” 1970 Ranwood Records.
Boston Pops Orchestra “Opera Without Singing” 1953 RCA Records.
Dick Harvey and The Listen & Learn Players “Let’s Play Traffic Cop” 1967 Famous Child Guidance Records.

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Episode 58: Pyramids

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Pyramids. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most mediocre vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually). Taste even more magic at www. coolalbumcovers.com.

Iron Maiden “Powerslave” 1984 Capitol Records.
Pink Floyd “Dark Side of the Moon” 1979 Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab.
Vandenberg “Alibi” 1985 ATCO Records.
The Blue Oyster Cult “Tyranny and Mutation” 1973 Columbia Records.
Ram Jam “Ram Jam” 1977 Epic Records.

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Episode 56: 23 Envelope

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: 23 Envelope. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most mediocre vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

Cocteau Twins “Echoes In a Shallow Bay” 1985 4AD Records.
Cocteau Twins “Tiny Dynamine” 1985 4AD Records.
Cocteau Twins “Lullabies” 1982 4AD Records.
Pixies “Doolittle” 1989 4AD Records.
Pixies “Surfe Rosa” 1952 4AD Records.
Dead Can Dance “Spleen and Ideal” 1985 4AD Records.

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Episode 55: Toilets

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Toilets. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most clogged vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

Foreigner “Head Games” 1979 Atlantic Records.
Circle Jerks “Golden Shower of Hits” 1983 Allegiance Records.
Jello Biafra “I Blow Minds for a Living” 1991 Alternative Tentacles.
Carey’s Problem “Arena of Shame” 1989.
The Mama’s and the Papa’s “If You Can Believe Your Eyes” 1966 Dunhill Records.
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Best of Season One

Cool Album Covers, Best of Season One. Written by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. Albums provided by Mark Mager, Rich Bachelor, Bryce Van Patten, Everyday Music (Portland, OR).

Highlights Reel of the very best from season one of Cool Album Covers.

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Episode 48: Goggles

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Goggles. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s most eye protected vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

John Hartford “Aereo-plain” 1971 Warner Bros
Parliament “Funkentelechy Vs. the Placebo Syndrome” 1977 Casablanca Records
Joe Walsh “So What” 1974 ABC-Dunhill Records
Joan Baez “Blowin Away” 1977 Portrait Records
James Taylor “Dad Loves His Work” 1981 Columbia/Legacy

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Episode 47: Flames

Vinyl record covers discussed. This episode: Flames. Hosted by Rich Bachelor and Mark Mager. StylusCast from Downtown Portland, home of the world’s hottest vinyl scene. Each week we discuss 5 albums selected by the merit of their covers (usually).

Styx “Equinox” 1975 A&M Records
Shooting Star “Burning” 1983 Virgin Records
Various Artists “The Now Explosion!” 1974 Adam VIII
Mercyful Fate “Don’t Break the Oath” 1984 Combat Records
Mama’s Boys”Mama’s Boys” 1984 Jive Records

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