The album cover is nearly as important as the music itself. How often have you sat listening to a recent purchase, staring at the cover, the image complimenting the sound. In March 2001 Q Music Magazine acknowledged this fact by publishing a booklet listing what they regard as the Top 100 album covers of all time. So I thought why not do this for South African albums? As far as I am aware this has never been done before. So here it is for the first time ever, the Top 50 South African Album covers of all time (as well as the Top 10 worst).
It must be noted that this is entirely the choice of one John Samson (i.e. me), and consequently has been limited to albums that I possess. This choice was made at a point in time and I retain the right to change my mind without notice.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU DISAGREE WITH MY SELECTION
E:mail me at Thesamsons@aol.com giving your choice of covers or comments on the ones that are there and I'll put up your choices and/or comments.
As a special offer to encourage people to submit their choices, subscribers to the SA Rock Digest may criticize my choice for a limited period only. Any criticism by non-subscribers will be thoroughly ignored.
WERE YOU THERE?
Were you involved in creating the album covers shown? Do you have any inside stories on what was going on when the cover was made? Let me know at Thesamsons@aol.com.