Yeah, I know. It’s one of the greats—would’ve been #5 if I were going that far. It is the king of super-freaky albums covers, and somehow it manages to magnify the terror of “21st Century Schizoid Man.” The crazy thing is that the artist only ever did two paintings: the front cover and inner gatefold. I can’t even imagine seeing that 12 inches by twelve inches in a shop window in 1969. You’d have to walk in and see what it was all about, wouldn’t you? In fact, let’s look at it now. Perfectly encapsulates the album it adorns, no?
 

Yeah, I know. It’s one of the greats—would’ve been #5 if I were going that far. It is the king of super-freaky albums covers, and somehow it manages to magnify the terror of “21st Century Schizoid Man.” The crazy thing is that the artist only ever did two paintings: the front cover and inner gatefold. I can’t even imagine seeing that 12 inches by twelve inches in a shop window in 1969. You’d have to walk in and see what it was all about, wouldn’t you? In fact, let’s look at it now. Perfectly encapsulates the album it adorns, no?

King Crimson: In the Court of the Crimson King 

  1. imathers said: good album