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Giant’s Causeway – A Place That Inspires Musicians

Photo by CC user alphageek on Flickr We all know the Giant’s Causeway, one of the most beautiful and amazing natural sights in Ireland. But, not many people are familiar with music that is inspired by this nature’s treasure. It’s not a strange thing that many artists were inspired by this natural landscape. Thousands of basalt columns have caused various impressions and ideas in the minds of people. Today, the Giant’s Causeway is a popular and well-known tourist site with the Visitors Centre, that opened in 2012. The visitors can enjoy the beautiful scenery and they can go for organised bus…

Album Cover Locations Vol. 7 – Paul’s Boutique

The reasons musicians choose specific art for their album covers are varied. Some covers, such as the Beatles’ “Yesterday and Today” butcher cover, are created to make a social or political statement. More commonly, images are chosen to make an album more marketable. The racks of albums with provocative photos of attractive women are ubiquitous. They are also probably no longer very effective as marketing tools, since any record bin is a sea of scantily-dressed women.

Album Cover Locations Vol.6 – All the Way to Reno

Okay, so admittedly you can’t see much of Reno itself on this album cover. It could just as easily be some overhead lights in the R.E.M. studio, but that aside this is a great song that that comes from the band’s twelfth studio album, Reveal, released in 2001. Reno itself, a city in Nevada, US, is a fascinating city in its own right, something the band tried to put across with their lyrics “You’ve dusted the non believers, and challenge the laws of chance” alongside “You’ve written your own directions, and whistled the rules of change”, for you see Reno,…

Album Cover Locations Vol.5 – Down Under

“Traveling in a fried-out combie On a hippie trail, head full of zombie I met a strange lady, she made me nervous She took me in and gave me breakfast And she said,…” Calling all Aussies, does this ring a bell? Really the question spans to anyone else who happens to be a fan of classic 80’s hits. The song “Down Under” by Men at Work has become somewhat iconic within Australia and as it happens, one of Australia’s most iconic landmarks adorns the cover of their 1981 album, conveniently titled Business as Usual.

Album Cover Locations Vol.4 – Rocky Mountain Christmas

In 1975, John Denver hosted his own holiday special on ABC, John Denver’s Rocky Mountain Christmas. Denver’s iconic themes of simple, mountain life combined with the comfort and warmth of Christmas made for record-breaking television. The special aired to an audience of 65 million viewers and was the network’s highest-rated music program at the time.

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