Just saw this great little video about the location and history behind the Tame Impala cover
Got me thinking, is there anywhere online where there’s been a column or dedicated blog about cover artwork? Feels like a really interesting area. Thinking it could make a really nice YouTube series or podcast.
What stories do you know about sleeve art? Which albums or single covers would you love to know more about?
This is a cafe in Northwich, the band’s home town, it wasn’t called the Melting Pot but changed its name to it after the album came out, it closed in 2016. I lived in Northwich from 1989-97, never went to this cafe but did get my haircut over the road from it.
Our house is in this photo. There’s a recording studio nearer to where the bus is burning, which I think is where the album was recorded. I’m not sure why they have the burning bus there, but bands always have issues with finding anywhere to park at the studio and often end up with parking tickets or in some cases, if they try parking in the cul-de-sac on the right there, angry notes on their windows.