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July 26, 2006 4:50 PM   Subscribe

Classic Rock Filter: I'm looking for the name of a rock LP with a cover design that features a screaming face, essentially purple-hued. I believe it's either Deep Purple or Humble Pie, but Google is failing me ...

... that's about all I've got. From memory, the teeth are prominent, and the face is frozen in what looks like a silent scream. "Cartoony," possibly rendered in colored pencil or oil? Early 70s, perhaps?
posted by joe lisboa to Media & Arts (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
Pink Floyd, The Wall?
posted by Civil_Disobedient at 4:52 PM on July 26, 2006


Sounds like King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King.
posted by xil at 4:54 PM on July 26, 2006


Sounds like King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King.

That's exactly what came to mind when I read the question.
posted by ericb at 5:02 PM on July 26, 2006


My first guess would be The Wall.
posted by ludwig_van at 5:03 PM on July 26, 2006


Here's the image from The Wall, since C_D's image doesn't seem to be working.

But come to think of it, I don't think that image was created until the movie version of The Wall came out. But maybe that's what you were thinking of.
posted by ludwig_van at 5:05 PM on July 26, 2006


Sounds like King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King.

That's exactly what came to mind when I read the question.


Same here.
posted by LionIndex at 5:32 PM on July 26, 2006


For whatever reason, In the Court of the Crimson King was always at the end of my dad's record collection. This put it neatly at eye level for the toddler/small-child me.

That image is indelibly burned into my mind.

Also, it was released in 1969, which supports the early-1970s guess.
posted by reventlov at 5:42 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


definitely King Crimson
posted by seawallrunner at 5:45 PM on July 26, 2006


>That image is indelibly burned into my mind.

So true. That and several ELP albums gave me nightmares as a kid. It's what I thought of when I read the question, even though I couldn't think of the name of it right away.
posted by Rock Steady at 5:57 PM on July 26, 2006


Best. Album. Cover. Ever.
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:10 PM on July 26, 2006


(and by that, I'm voting for the Crimson King too)
posted by CunningLinguist at 6:11 PM on July 26, 2006


several ELP albums gave me nightmares as a kid

Like this one?


posted by ericb at 6:13 PM on July 26, 2006


OMG I love Tarkus (well...the A-side). That gave you nightmares?

I was more frightened by Nazareth's "No Mean City", myself.
posted by stinkycheese at 6:18 PM on July 26, 2006


In the interest of actually answering the question however, could it be "Blackout" from The Scorpions? Screaming guy with a sorta purplish background...



posted by stinkycheese at 6:28 PM on July 26, 2006


I don't know why this is so fascinating to me. Anyways, here's all the studio album covers of Deep Purple, and here's Humble Pie. I'm not seeing any screaming guys. It's probably King Crimson.
posted by stinkycheese at 6:39 PM on July 26, 2006


I was thinking The Wall, too, but a diiferent image:


posted by justkevin at 6:42 PM on July 26, 2006


My first thought was Maggot Brain. No purple, though.
posted by nixxon at 7:31 PM on July 26, 2006


That link definitely does not have all the Humble Pie covers - it's at least missing Rock ON with the motorcycle drill team cover
posted by Pressed Rat at 8:18 PM on July 26, 2006


Well, since you all are posting images in here, I'll fire a volley for Crimson King:


Now try to tell me this isn't what the OP had in mind. The other suggestions fit the description, but only this one is disturbing enough to warrant the obsession ... prove me wrong, Joe ...
posted by intermod at 8:36 PM on July 26, 2006 [1 favorite]


Where's joe?
posted by CunningLinguist at 7:09 AM on July 27, 2006


I heard he shot his lady down.
posted by papercake at 7:13 AM on July 27, 2006 [3 favorites]


Whoa, you guys are good. It is, in fact, King Crimson. Sorry it took me a bit to get back here and confirm. Thanks!
posted by joe lisboa at 12:32 PM on July 27, 2006


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