Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Want Ads

Hey, check out this batch of extremely groovy print ads for albums from the Sixties and Seventies. That was the heyday for rock magazines, with not only Rolling Stone but Creem, Crawdaddy, and a few others, and these were the people who paid their bills.

These things try really hard to convey what the records sound like, and mostly fail. "...And if you're a poet who sets it all to music, then your name is Leonard Cohen. And this is your second album of - for want of a better word - songs."

The saddest of all is the one that says: "Zager & Evans. Will lightning strike twice?" Well, fellas, the answer is - for want of a better word - no. Not even if you wait till the year 2525.

1 comment:

  1. I don't get it. Why do they think my name is Leonard Cohen?