|11. SHATTERED - FALLING MIRROR|
I think it's the font of the album title that does it for me. If stories about the mental stability of the group members are true, this is an apt cover. Similarities between this and The Scorpions' 'Blackout' are purely coincidental.
|12. THE OCCUPANT - NEILL SOLOMON & THE UPTOWN RHYTHM DOGS
A rather bleak cover, perfectly complimenting the music that lay within the sleeve. The big question is whether the escalator is going up or down?
|13. BOO! (A.K.A. THE PINEAPPLE ALBUM) - BOO!
The Monki Punksters came up with South Africa's answer to The Velvet Underground's Banana album cover. Would the mielie have been more apropriate?
|14. MADIBA BAY - KOOS KOMBUIS
A postage stamp that can't be licked. Reflecting Koos's positive outlook for South Africa with the sunrays on Table Mountain. Great album title, great music and a great cover.
|15. THE JULIAN LAXTON COLLECTION - JULIAN LAXTON
A scary looking dude and his axe. Julian is no Greek god, but here is a picture of a mean guitarist looking...well mean. The lighting and blue colouring make it work.
|16. SO MANY PROPHETS - FETISH
Take an attractive lead singer, photograph her in a sulky pose, add a Blair Witch marble textured emerald background and voila you have a great album cover.
|17. EET KREEF - JOHANNES KERKORREL EN DIE GEREFORMEERDE BLUES BAND
A decadent cover. There is something obscene about this picture. Is it the look the lady in the middle has on her face, or the suggestive way the woman on the left is trying to get the last bit of Kreef out the shell? Not readily visible on the scan, but the "boer" (second from the right) has springboks on his braces.
|18. BE-BOP POP - THE SPECTRES
Be-bop pop art. This Andy Warhol-esque cover is vibrant and alive. Lead vocalist Tara Robb looks great in this glamour model's pose. Sadly Tara is no longer with us.
|19. BEATS AND PEACES - OOM
Laid back and as cool as the music that lies within, this ou with his tyretread slops, velhoed and transistor radio radiates an image of a township musician. Someone once said that all that's missing is the "B" in front of Oom.
|20. MASS HYSTERIA - NOT THE MIDNIGHT MASS
The zany-ness of the group is perfectly encaptured in this shot. Over the top, yet still cool. Love the way Jenny de Lenta (third from the left) is holding her cigarette. All that's missing is the bottle of gin in the other hand and curlers in the hair.