We all love album covers. Of course we do. Don’t argue with me, I know where you live! Back when we used to physically purchase albums said albums often came with covers on them. Some of those album covers went on to be pretty famous. But what was going on outside the margins of those famous album covers? We may never know but a series called “The Bigger Picture” by web design company Aptitude has done a pretty good job at theorizing the answers…
Ever wonder what that naked baby on the cover of Nirvana’s album ‘Nevermind’ would look like from behind? Well sicko, you are disgusting and I hope we are never friends. That said, you are in luck! A person who goes by Harvezt has created a series entitled ‘The Dark Side Of The Covers’ in which we see what famous album covers may look like if they were taken from the other side of whatever is going on in the album…wow this is harder to explain then I thought. Hopefully the pictures explain it, after all they are worth a thousand words (but I got these ones on sale for 950 words, no big deal). Enjoy.
In the episode “Lisa the Vegetarian” (Season 5) there is a guest appearance by Paul McCartney, sorry Sir. Paul McCartney and his late wife Linda. They both help Lisa be proud of her new found Vegetarianism (and her marriage to a carrot that will no doubt be in her future). During that episode Paul McCartney says, “In fact, if you play ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’ backwards, you’ll find a recipe for a ripping lentil soup.” (a reference to “Revolution 9” by The Beatles which when played backwards apparently claimed Paul was dead…or something like that). But here is where The Simpsons genius is taken to the next level. if you play the version of “Maybe I’m Amazed” that’s featured in the closing credits backwards, you can hear Paul quietly recite a recipe for lentil soup in the background. OH YEAH! How awesome is that!! Check it out!
For the first 10 years of my life, any time someone talked about The Beatles, I thought they were talking about these guys. Make your jokes.