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Here are some of the nominations that I have got in so far.

BEST

Clear

CLEAR - LESLEY RAE DOWLING

A striking picture, the steel grey colouring making it particularly noteworthy, but is it just the scan, or has Lesley Rae lost her nose?
Conspirare

CONSPIRARE - LESLEY RAE DOWLING

Someone's been listening to Alan Parsons Project's "Eye in the Sky". Another classy classic from a classic classy.
High on the Blues

HIGH ON THE BLUES - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Brings new meaning to the phrase "Blues Guitar".
Trip of Africa

TRIP OF AFRICA - JORGE CARLOS

Son of a Beach.
One Day Soon

ONE DAY SOON - KARMA

Not too sure about the avocado green colouring, but any picture of Karma is worth looking at.
Tassenburg Allstars

TASSENBERG ALLSTARS - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Willie Nelson, Van Morrison and Bryan Adams all on one album!! Surely Not.
Burn

BURN - VENESSA NOLAN

Remember the ANC logo in the First National Bank tree? Look carefully, Venessa's fringe spells "NP" undoubtedly harking back to the Old South African Government. Sultry yet sumbliminal.
Nowhere Land

NOWHERE LAND - AGE OF INNOCENCE

This missed my list because the album is not in my collection. Brings new meaning to the phrase cover art. Sucked from the brain of Mark Raats at Pixstar Digital, this image was made up without the use of photos. In a word awesome.
Just Another Band

JUST ANOTHER BAND - OFF THE EDGE

Bubbling under my list is another great image from Mark Raats (see 'Nowhere Land' above). It just missed the cut as it reminded me too much of a building at my old school.
Wie is Bernoldus Niemand?

WIE IS BERNOLDUS NIEMAND? - BERNOLDUS NIEMAND (A.K.A. James Phillips)

A sublimely cool dude with the purple shades. Prince must be envious.
VoŽlvry

VOňLVRY - VARIOUS

Nero played the violin while Rome burnt, this boeretannie leapt for joy while Joey's (?) burns. A symbol of hyper conservatism in a pose of total abandonment. Makes you want to jump for joy just looking at it.
Fight it with your mind

FIGHT IT WITH YOUR MIND - THE ASYLUM KIDS

If you translate those soundwaves that are pulsing through the x-rayed brain, you actually get Bles Bridges singing nursery rhymes...and you thought the Kids were punks.
African Day

AFRICAN DAY - HAWK

The Band silhouetted against a brilliant sunset. No prizes for guessing which one's Dave Ornellas.
Ancient Dust

ANCIENT DUST - EDI NIEDERLANDER

The cosmos with a strip of African print at the top. African, but out of this world.
It's Alright

IT'S ALRIGHT - 004s

4 Ou's in a 4 and way ahead of James Bond. What can one say about this cover other than It's Alright?
Ten Light Claps and a Scream

TEN LIGHT CLAPS AND A SCREAM - OTIS WAYGOOD BLUES BAND

Not a album cover that you'd want to bring home to meet your mum.
Silver Trees

SILVER TREES - ABSTRACT TRUTH

Psychedelia without the colours. This bizarre silver cover is intriguing and mesmerising. Check out http://www.new.co.za/~currin/silver_trees.html for more details behind the photograph.
Shabby Little Hut

A SHABBY LITTLE HUT - THE BATS

The Bats trying to look like the Fab Four outside a...well it's a Shabby Little Hut.
Into the Night we Slide

INTO THE NIGHT WE SLIDE - RADIO RATS

A bit of a rats nest of a cover but is effective. Looks like one of the rats has been nibbling the corners of the one that's scanned here.
I want your Sex

I WANT YOUR SEX - CASEY B

The dusty pink colouring in the background livens up an otherwise dull cover. (Not a serious choice of cover, but I do agree she is kinda cute.)
Springbok Hit Parade

SPRINGBOK HIT PARADE

The original Springbok Nude Girl adorned this series of cheap covers of contemporary hits, but these cover form part of SA's musical heritage. Hands up all those who never bought one.

Also mentioned are 'Turn On' by Hennie Bekker and 'Live at Jamesons' by the Cherry Faced Lurchers. If anyone can help with covers scans, please e:mail them to me at Thesamsons@aol.com.






WORST

Another Country

ANOTHER COUNTRY - MANGO GROOVE

Claire Johnston with her head in the clouds. Another Country? Another Planet more like.
The Many Faces of

THE MANY FACES OF - GLORIA BOSMAN

I can only count one face, unless Gloria regards her hair as a face.
Die Saai Lewe

DIE SAAI LEWE - DIE NAAIMASJIENE

The life insurance salesman was certain that he had not been in that street before and was rather taken aback by the children referring to him as Pappa.
Surpass the Powers

SURPASS THE POWERS - SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS

Two overgrown ants on a London Underground station. You should see the rats.

....Mind the crap
Relaxzor

RELAXZOR - SPRINGBOK NUDE GIRLS

Oh I get it, he's got his SPRINGBOK colours for karate, but still no NUDE GIRLS.


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