Back in the day, we bought albums. Vinyl records that played music when you spinned them and put a needle on their surface. Barbaric, I know. These albums came with album covers and some of these covers we're really cool. So tell us what are the most unusual alubums you have owned.
For me it was: Grand Funk Railroad's E Pluribus Funk. The album cover looked like a coin with the 3 members of the band in the face if the coin.
My most unusual album was/is Doctor Demento's: The Greatest Christmas Novelty CD of All Time. I love this thing. The songs are so much fun, the was a point when my kids would sing, very loudly, Christmas At Ground Zero. It's safe to say, I think it's the best album investment I've ever made.
Bitches Brew - Miles Davis. As a child it was the first album I came across (a neighbor had it) and I couldn't believe my ears when I first heard it......what a noise!!!. Of course now I have a better appreciation of the man and his music.
For album art: Meat Loaf's Bat Out of Hell 2, the interior art is a piece that ended up being used for some small Lovecraft paperback collections, but I can't find the name of the piece at present. It's also one of my favorite albums ever.
For music...anything by Infected Mushroom really. And their album art comes in close behind Bat Out of Hell 2
Maybe the comedy albums. Had a 45 of whale songs.
Also a few of the very curious early records which were very thick. I am talking like a quarter inch thick.
Those would only play on my parents big old wood stereo cabinet because the speed was weird. 18 or something.
Somebody here will probably know.
The strangest in musical terms I own (or have owned) has to be the Boredoms CD I bought. Its songs are seemingly random, everyday noises, from belches, farts, and clanks from the kitchen or bathroom. I don't know if I ever finished listening to it or confused noise from a neighbor's apartment with the CD, and I'm pretty sure I haven't listened to it a second time to say for certain that there's no guitar, bass, piano/keyboard, or drum playing on it, but i think that's the case. For some reason, I think I have it, which is weird because I traded in a bunch of old CDs 10-12 years ago. As far as weirdest cover art, I'll have to get back to you on that.