Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Birthday to the LP!

In case you guys needed a reason to celebrate today, besides it being the Summer Solstice (longest day of Summer, fuck yea!), today is also the birthday of the long playing (or LP) record format. On this day in 1945, Columbia records released two albums simultaneously, which were the first 10 inch and 12 inch LPs released. Those two albums (respectively) were a reissue of Frank Sinatra's "The Voice of Frank Sinatra" and Mendelssohn Concerto in E Minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 64. Well, technically LPs were introduced by Columbia two days earlier at a press conference, and I suppose RCA should really get credit for releasing them way earlier in 1931. However, since RCA chose to release them right before the Great Depression, initial sales naturally suffered and they were pulled off the market two years later.

In honor of the occasion, Wired has posted on some of the best album covers of all time. I thought I'd share some of my favorites with you.

Of course.
First album ever.
Bitch is hot.

Is it just me, or does this thing look like it moves?

That's it for me. Did I forget anything?

1 comment:

  1. Just a side note- that girl from the blink 182 cover was one of the pornstars jesse james banged.