I don’t know the slightest thing about this band, but everything about their used album covers gives off a vibe of “Uh…I don’t think so…”
- The band name sounds like a cross between a wine cooler and a UK investment firm
- The fonts they use on their album covers support the wine cooler vibe
- The butterfly and landscape motif is unappealing, in terms of how it might suggest anything related to my musical tastes, and is consistently poorly rendered from a graphic perspective
- Their occasional scroll band logo atop some of their album covers (below) supports the UK investment firm vibe.
I have never found a reason to even pull a Barclay James Harvest album from a stack of used records and see if there’s anything worthwhile on the back cover or in the credits. For all I know there are tastefully nude models on the back cover, surrounded by butterflies, no less. Maybe someone cool, like Eno or George Martin, shows up in the credits. I’ll never know.
Is there a band/album you’ve consistently bypassed over years of flipping through used record bins?