Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Vintage Sixties Album Sleeve



This is a guest blog entry by Roger Grund. Roger does occasional music reviews on Filles Sourires. Check out his MySpace page below.


The album sleeve of ‘That’s Nice’ by Ken Woodman and His Piccadilly Brass shows a Monica Vitti-lookalike blonde sitting on a inclined roof, holding on to a magnum-sized chimney. Her dress points to a soiree of some sort, that she has chosen to escape, and in her sudden rush to leave she has gotten rid of her shoes. The girl’s expression indicates that she does not quite know what she is doing up there on the roof, or indeed, how things will progress from here onwards. She may not even care. This is the Swinging Sixties, and the center of the world is London, and she might just as well be sitting on a London rooftop.


Since the purchase of this album, now more than 20 years ago in Spain, I have never unpacked the vinyl disk from it’s sleeve, nor do I have any need to know who Ken Woodman is (or was), let alone His Piccadilly Brass. ‘That’s Nice’ remains one of my favourite records, without ever once having listened to it.


by Roger Grund (www.myspace.com/rogergrund)


2 Comments:

Any chance you could share this please?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:40 AM  

Can't do it. Not mine. You might want to contact Roger, altho he says that it's still in the original shrink wrap.

By Blogger MadCatJoey, at 1:06 PM  

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