Mimi Berlin’s Vinyl Library: Whipped Cream and Other Delights
Look what we found: not in the atiic but on our Photobucket library (which we forgot about to be honest). Images we took of some of our favorite record sleeves: front ànd back, (that must have been a stress-releasing action; we can’t remember) Anyway, the cover below is one of the true gems, in our opinion. Herb Alpert’s Tijuana Bross; Whipped Cream and Other Delights is, for the title only but also for the girl in a bridal dress made out of whipped cream (imagine the fun ‘they’ must have had creating that image!)
The Golden Years of Glam Rock. The 1970s! Men adored women and adapted the look; they dressed up to the fullest in feathers, glitter and what have you not. Grew hair as long as Chrystal Gayle and wore make-up. In the case of Candy Darling, men became women and strutted their stuff on the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine. Androgyneity was hotter than hot!
Single record cover. Roxy Music Do the strand, 1973
Candy Darling on the unpublished mock-upcover of Cosmopolitan. Photo/cover by Francesco Scavullo
Denise Hopkins on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Nov 1972
Roxy music album coverIsland Records (via mannequinfemme) Cosmopolitan cover (via Glitterati) November Cover of vintage Cosmopolitain (via/buy amazon)
These images date from the sixties and seventies. Time hasn’t change much don’t you think? Even the way we dress is only just slightly altered in detail, just like the kind of bikes we ride. Same goes for drugs, although heroin is very 2003…… but never mind that, it’s just a detail.
The Gilded Palace of Sin was recorded in 1969 by The Flying Burrito Brothers. The record sleeve is very hippie and trippy, so was the band for that matter. Anyways, special about this cover is that the suits are designed by Nudie Cohn, “the rodeo tailor”, Gram Parsons’ suit is the most famous one, it’s embellished with poppies, pills, marijuana leaves, and a large, religious, cross. Flower Power at it’s best! (be sure to read about Mr Parsons and see the video nelow, you’ll see what we mean by “trippy”)
The Flying Burrito Brothers: The Gilded Palace of Sin, 1969, record cover. Barry Feinstein, photographer, Tom Wilkes, art director. (via Autry National Center; 2012.7.1.3 )