You thought this was gonna be a pic of a naked chick on a bed partially under the covers, didn't ya?
Ever wonder about the photography and graphic design of some of those iconic album covers?
Well, way back in 2002--okay, 2002 wasn't all that long ago--a close friend of mine, filmmaker Bill Day, released his documentary film, "Under the Covers."
"Under the Covers" is an extremely entertaining (sort of) biography of photographer Henry Diltz
and rock-album cover artist, Gary Burden. Their collaboration produced album covers for the Doors, Eagles, Crosby, Stills & Nash and more, way more! I'll bet a few of you still have the vinyl and covers for some of those incredible albums.
On the 3-day shoot I was just on, there was a guy on the set who works for Rhino Records and, when I told him Bill Day is a good friend, he told me that "Under the Covers" is one of his favorite all-time docs about American rock history. Here's another Henry Diltz link
, this one courtesy of Rhino Records.
Check out THIS CLIP
from Bill's doc. It's about the making of the first album cover for (the) Eagles. There's more clips from "Under the Covers." I'm sure YouTube will graciously show you the way.