Monday, June 8, 2015

Quiz #32 Wrapup / Appeal

Results have been tabulated from last week's Album Cover Quiz. The winner was Dan Szpara whose reply scored a near-perfect 65 out of 66 points possible. He will soon receive a collection of fabulous* gifts and prizes arriving in the mail. Congrats to Dan, and thanks to everyone who submitted answers.

After this latest round, I suspect that photographs are too easily researched, rendering these quizzes sort of meaningless as pure knowledge exercises. So this may be the last one. But I think the quizzes are still interesting as a resource connecting music and photography. In the four album cover quizzes so far I've dug up about 60 album covers with appropriated photos. 

I'm sure there are many more out there which I don't know about, but there is no good online resource cataloging them. Tracking examples down is a pain in the ass. So I'm appealing to the hive mind. If you know of other examples of album covers which use noncommissioned (preferably well known) photographs, please send me a note. Not for future quizzes, but because I want to create a large database of all of them, similar to what Karl Baden has done for book covers. Thanks.

Anyway, here's last week's quiz with answer key:

Neal Boenzi, Manhattan, 1966

Vampire Weekend, Modern Vampires Of The City

Clay Lipsky, Atomic Overlook Series, 2012

Clockwork, Surge

John Pfahl, Triangle, Bermuda, 1975

Hiroshima, Another Place

Matt Weber, Kids On Fence, 1988 

Casey Neill And The Norway Rats, All You Pretty Vandals

Eugene Salignac, Painters On The Brooklyn Bridge, 1914

Elliott Carter, Figments and Fragments

Steve Reich, New York Counterpoint, Eight Lines, Four Organs

Jason Evans, Untitled, 2014

Caribou, Our Love

Vivian Maier, Marina City, Chicago, 1965

Wilco, Alpha Mike Foxtrot

Arthur Rothstein, Farmer and Sons Walking in the Face of a Dust Storm, 1936

Woody Guthrie, Dust Bowl Ballads

Swingin' Utters, Fistful of Hollow

Sergie Chilikov, Alatyr, 1995

Beirut, Gulag Orkestar

Alec Soth, from Dog Days Bogota, 2003
Yasushi Ide, Late Night Blues

Eadweard Muybridge, Plate 444 from Locomotion Series, 1887

Sons Of An Illustrious Father, EP

Missy Prince, Untitled, 2011

Xolo, Future Home

Corey Arnold, The North Sea, 2011

Volcano Choir, Repave

Pete Turner, Road Song, 1967
Wes Montgomery, Road Song
*Interpretations of "fabulous" subject to variation

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