Cover Art as Performance Art

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LOGAN MELISSA

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SAM SWIG & ERIC BOSIC

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COLLEEN MURPHY

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MICKEY MCGOWAN

August 23, 2014

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Logan Melissa

Next to the music itself, is anything more beloved about a record than its cover art? From 45 picture sleeves to LPs, cover art plays a prominent role in a record’s reputation and legacy. Entire books and websites have been devoted to cover art, and in some cases—think Abbey Road or A Dark Side of the Moon—an album’s cover is possibly more recognizable than its music. We put records in frames and hang them on our walls, we print posters and t-shirts out of them, and most of us will admit to buying at least a record or two based entirely on its cover. Indeed, if it were not for cover art, Dust & Grooves might not exist.

Sam Swig & Eric Bosick – Oakland, CA

I first met Sam at Tropicalia in Furs during one of those impromptu parties that would just start out of nowhere. We smiled at each other and said hi a couple of times throughout the night but said nothing—we were both pretty wasted...

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#WeeklyGroove

We’re excited to start the #WeeklyGroove, a weekly Instagram series featuring some of our favorite vinyl collectors, dedicating an entire week exclusively to one collector. By end of each week,... Read More