May 16, 2013

Before & After: Album Art 8

Before - Students swing to a jazz band in a bamboo-lined student center in Vienna, February 1959. Shot by Volkmar K. Wenztel:

Courtesy of This Isn't Happiness and National Geographic

After - "The Beat Escape" by Fingerprintz, Virgin Records, 1981:

Long one of my favorite record covers, I've never seen the original until today. Leave it to Pete at TiH to dig it up. I've always loved the song as well. It takes me right back to 1981, and listening to the WNYU New Afternoon show in my bedroom. Classic! Here's the song:

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