fbenario wrote:Any thoughts on the monolith in the album art for Led Zep's Presence?
[img]LedZeppelinPresencecover.jpg[/img]The cover and inside sleeve of this album, created by Hipgnosis, features various images of people interacting with a black obelisk-shaped object. Inside the album sleeve, the item is referred to simply as "The Object." It was intended to represent the "force and presence" of Led Zeppelin. In the liner notes of the first Led Zeppelin boxed set, Page explained:
There was no working title for the album. The record-jacket designer said 'When I think of the group, I always think of power and force. There's a definite presence there.' That was it. He wanted to call it 'Obelisk.' To me, it was more important what was behind the obelisk. The cover is very tongue-in-cheek, to be quite honest. Sort of a joke on [the film] 2001. I think it's quite amusing.
In 1977 Hipgnosis and George Hardie were nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of best album package.
The album includes my favorite all-time song, from my very first listen decades ago.
full link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6S9oqJRclo
Great album reminder. Hard to pick a zep favorite.
As you and Butthead so graciously pointed out, the obelisk is a phallic symbol popular with Crowley disciples.
Is this too obvious?
“Early Days The Best of Led Zeppelin Volume One” was released on November 23, 1999 as part of a a two-volume compilation album series of some of Led Zeppelin’s early hits from their first four albums. The album cover features the members of Led Zeppelin in late Apollo mission astronaut suits in front of a starry background and a Led Zeppelin logo.
The space suits on John Bonham, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page are identical to the Astronauts in the photo. John Paul Jones and his suit were added to the cover along with some minor changes in the background.
Mocking the mockery, it would seem