Does a cover as perfect as this one exist? Prove me wrong /mu/
If Sgt peppers is perfect is this better than perfect?
Wrong Beatles album m8
this one has jimi hendrix in the collage
also, if there were no Frank Zappa, there would be no Sgt. Pepper. The beatles too direct inspiration from Zappa, Paul even referred to Sgt. Pepper as the Beatles version of Freak Out, so in a way Zappa is the progenitor here.
Why do people say "If there was no X, there'd be no Y". It's asinine. Obviously The Beatles would have still released an album and I imagine it wouldn't be much different to Pepper.
But that's the whole argument people have for sgt pepper's, that without it no good popular music would exist and that's why it's relevant. The worse part is Scaruffi was right other people were being more innovative at the time and the beatles just copied them.
that's completely inaccurate. You can't just assume whatever alternate history suits you. my assertion is built on the parameters of historical reality and you are dismissing it by taking a figure of speech strictly literally like an autist. There is no reason to discount their own admitted influence from Zappa. Paul literally said he considered it the Beatles Freak Out.
they were also inspired by that, but Zappa is the where the concept album idea came from. Rubber Soul, Pet Sounds etc, pioneered the concept of an album, but Zappa went ahead of that and made the idea of a concept album, which was an idea that captivated the Beatle imagination. In sort, this was the beginnings of progressive rock. Abby Road is also basically prog rock also. If they had kept going, it would have gone full prog and people would commonly recognize it as such. As it is I guess it's proto prog.
The second half of Freak Out is awesome, but the first half could disappear forever for all i care (minus Brain Police).
People were being more innovative, but The Beatles fine-tuned those innovations into something very palatable. Nothing about the album is pretentious, which is a pretty great accomplishment considering the sounds they used on Mister Kite or Day in the Life
>Taking a figure of speech literally like an autist
>If there was no Zappa there'd be no Beatles
How else was it meant to be taken? Metaphorically?
So what if Paul compared it to Zappa, it doesn't really share much with anything Zappa had written. He might have been an inspiration but you can't make some offhand statement that therefore Zappa is better or that Pepper is somehow less valid because of that.
Magical Mystery Tour has a better album cover and the US version is a better album than Sgt Pepper
I always felt like that album cover was fucking lazy, it's like something made by some one that is still learning how to use photoshop, they way their faces are smudged out looks fucking stupid.
confirmed pleb for not knowing what I mean
yes it was, it was a reference to the Zappa album we have been talking about and has been posted. The insult was very appropriate. The fact you don't know the reference speaks to your being unqualified to engage in music discussion here.
making a post that is identical to millions, contributing nothing because you are nothing. lamo
Both Sgt Peppers and White Album covers are some of the best album covers ever. Can't think of any other remarkable examples.
>The second half of Freak Out is awesome, but the first half could disappear forever for all i care (minus Brain Police).
Brain Police is one of my favorite songs ever, but all the songs from the album are great.
Also, pretentious as a critique is something that needs to stop.
You are a fool that hasn't yet realized commercialism has conditioned you to think that this cover is noteworthy or that any of the music on it is extraordinary compared to the band's contemporaries
I hate those kind of covers.
Pic related is one of my favorites.
How come late 70s and 80s jazz album had such great covers?