Artist's name OR title on cover

  • On the old board I started a thread about album covers with no words on them. Here's something a little different.


    What albums can you think of that have the artist's name or the album title on the cover, but not both? I'm thinking that neither of these is particularly common, but we'll see...


    Artist's name but not title:

    Michael McDonald - If That's What It Takes


    Title but not artist's name:

    The Beatles - Revolver

    New Riders of the Purple Sage - Powerglide

    "Coming up next, we'll be playing songs by The Cars, The Doors... and The Car Doors."

  • After a little thought I realized I knew a whole bunch of them from one artist:


    Artist's name but not title:

    Chicago III

    Chicago at Carnegie Hall

    Chicago V

    Live in Japan

    Chicago VI

    Chicago VII

    Chicago VIII

    Chicago IX: Chicago's Greatest Hits

    Chicago X

    Chicago XI

    Chicago 13

    Chicago XIV

    Greatest Hits Volume II


    (Official rule: It's OK if the artist's name is included in the title, as long as it's not the whole title!)

    "Coming up next, we'll be playing songs by The Cars, The Doors... and The Car Doors."

  • Title but not artist's name:


    Hotel California. When I bought my copy it had a sticker saying 'Eagles' placed on it.

    Rubber Soul


    There are also examples of an album cover which has NEITHER the title nor the artist's name:


    Blonde On Blonde

    Abbey Road

    Led Zeppelin IV

    Houses Of The Holy

  • There are also examples of an album cover which has NEITHER the title nor the artist's name

    Yes there are loads of those but I'm having real trouble thinking of either name or title only ones. I'll have to give this more thought!

    Abandon all reason

  • Title but not artist's name:


    Hotel California. When I bought my copy it had a sticker saying 'Eagles' placed on it.


    Rubber Soul

    Good ones!


    There are also examples of an album cover which has NEITHER the title nor the artist's name:

    Well, as I said, that would be (and has been) a whole separate thread.


    Yes there are loads of those but I'm having real trouble thinking of either name or title only ones.

    Well, as I said, they don't seem to be too common!

    "Coming up next, we'll be playing songs by The Cars, The Doors... and The Car Doors."

  • Dark Side of the Moon had no band name or title on the cover; for that matter, hardly any Floyd album had writing on the cover, including Wish You Were Here, Atom Heart Mother, Animals, etc.


    Band On The Run did not have Wings' name on the cover.

  • Ah, talking of Wings how about McCartney, Ram - just the title (? - I think).


    Coldplay - Viva La Vida

    Abandon all reason

  • how about McCartney, Ram - just the title (? - I think).

    Correct!


    BTW, I'm noticing that (with the exception of the Chicago examples), artist names without titles on covers seem to be far less common than titles without artist names (which are already not too common).

    "Coming up next, we'll be playing songs by The Cars, The Doors... and The Car Doors."

  • I'm noticing that (with the exception of the Chicago examples), artist names without titles on covers seem to be far less common than titles without artist names (which are already not too common).

    I think you're right. That said, one I just thought of is the Arctic Monkeys first album, Whatever People Think etc etc, just the band name.


    If I remember correctly Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols is officially the whole title of that album and occupies the whole cover, so I reckon it meets your criteria.

    Abandon all reason

  • Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet

    (Just the name of the band in the midst of graffiti. I don't believe the album title is scrawled on the wall anywhere)


    David Bowie - Heathen

    (Just the album title but no artist name, though it's quite obvious from the image)

  • If I remember correctly Never Mind The Bollocks Here's The Sex Pistols is officially the whole title of that album and occupies the whole cover, so I reckon it meets your criteria.

    Sure, that works. And I'm sure there are many other examples that would work that way. Some I can think of off the top:

    Blood, Sweat & Tears 3

    Fresh Cream

    Live Cream

    Live Cream Volume II

    Led Zeppelin II

    Led Zeppelin III

    This Is The Moody Blues


    Rolling Stones - Beggar's Banquet

    (Just the name of the band in the midst of graffiti. I don't believe the album title is scrawled on the wall anywhere)

    Sorry, the album title actually is there.

    "Coming up next, we'll be playing songs by The Cars, The Doors... and The Car Doors."

  • From Genesis to Revelation: Ah, but of course!


    Traffic (1968): No, that's one that has no words on the cover.


    Bankstatement: Even though that's really a Tony Banks album, "Bankstatement" was technically supposed to be the name of the group/artist.

    "Coming up next, we'll be playing songs by The Cars, The Doors... and The Car Doors."

  • What about the 1983 album by our favourite band?


    It just says Genesis on the cover, but is it called Genesis and have they left out the band name, or is it just the band's name? Same question for Abba (1975), Big Blue Ball (2008) ... and many other albums where the title is the band's name (or vice versa).


    Enya's Watermark does not have the title on the cover, IIRC. Neither do Neneh Cherry's Raw Like Sushi and the original version of Stiltskin's She.

    ...cried a voice in the crowd.


  • What about the 1983 album by our favourite band?


    It just says Genesis on the cover, but is it called Genesis and have they left out the band name, or is it just the band's name? Same question for Abba (1975), Big Blue Ball (2008) ... and many other albums where the title is the band's name (or vice versa).


    Enya's Watermark does not have the title on the cover, IIRC. Neither do Neneh Cherry's Raw Like Sushi and the original version of Stiltskin's She.

    If you're going to include albums where the title is the band name, then:


    Eagles

    The Beatles (White Album)

    Crosby, Stills & Nash

    Elton John etc etc