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If you'd like to participate in the *ahem* rapidly growing field of LP-sleeve Analysis, just click here to email your post. The format of contributions is pretty much self-evident from the posts below. Tip: It pays to take your time and contemplate your chosen sleeve for a while - try and resist the urge to just 'burst into print' as it were - it's better to let it ferment (or should that be fester ;) for a while, then fine-tune your submission until it 'reads' just right!

As we've seen, you'd better not parody MAD magazine in your album sleeve - or else! But er, apparently it's perfectly OK the other way round! Sheesh!

Which brings us nicely on to Sgt.Pepper ...

In March 1966, Lennon ran into a storm of criticism for his remark that The Beatles were more popular than Jesus - the band then spent the rest of the year backing down from this assertion.
But in 1967 they released Sgt.Pepper - and the sleeve could certainly be interpreted as their way of reasserting Lennon's earlier statement (the original even included a cardboard cutout of Jesus Christ). So maybe this sleeve was just their way of subtly 'thumbing their noses' at the critics eh ...?

Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • Hey, when it comes to being famous, we're the frontrunners!
  • Look! We've even buried The Beatles and renamed the band - yet we still sell millions of records!
  • Now that's famous!
  • er, case proven m'lud

  • Some other parodies ...
    Frank Zappa - We're Only In It For The Money

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