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Nice And Sleevy: Andrew Liles' Favourite Album Covers
The Quietus , November 25th, 2015 11:06

The prolific multi-instrumentalist, Nurse With Wound and Current 93 collaborator and vinyl art devotee picks his top 13 LP covers, tipping his hat to Coil, Cabaret Voltaire and a quintet of dancing banjos among others


Jerry Murad's Harmonicats - Harmonica Rhapsody
What was Roslaw Szaybo thinking? He's the cover designer of this 1974 reissue. With this cover I feel that this album should be a collection of nefarious folk songs, Wicker Man-style. Little, strange songs with arcane tales of human and animal duality. Or maybe a soundtrack to a forgotten 1970s children's TV show; The Cat Woman Of Crimbles Cave would be a suitable title.

Unfortunately the music is totally shite. Hideous. To my ears the harmonica (along with the accordion) are the worst sounding instruments imaginable. The harmonica is only permitted in Disney films, a live action film featuring two dogs who go on an adventure. Lost on the road, they find an unlikely friend in the form of a cat who eventually shows them the way home.