Awesome retro album covers!
The music video for “I Learned the Hard Way” directed by Philip Di Fiori fits the song perfectly – a real retro class act. I just can’t figure out why it starts off with the title card “Part 2”. Does anyone know if there is a video that makes up “Part 1”? Or did I miss something in the video?
I’m also enamored with the consistent 1960s retro look of the album art work – not only the cover art, but also the back and the listing of all the other Daptone Records albums.
Just as consistent in visual style, albeit in a more 70s psychedelic look, is the new MGMT album, “Congratulations”.
I bought that album the same day, in the deluxe version with the scratch-off cover, the coin and the limited edition poster that I carried around my entire birthday. When I finally got the album home and listened… well, I’m hoping to like it more later (even if probably not as much as the “Oracular Spectacular”). Rumor has it that a critic has called it “the hit album without a single hit”. Learning more about what motivated VanWyngarden and Goldwasser to write and record this kind of an album (basically without the radio hits – apparently because they didn’t really appreciate the fame), makes it more intriguing. Music for the sake of enjoying to play music.
I can be a notoriously late adopter. I had to go down the Amy Winehouse road before I finally opened up to soul music.