This self-titled debut with elements of ska and new wave put the band on the Australian pop chart map. However, the road to international fame would prove to be a long and steady one for this working band who started off on the pub circuit in Western Australia. Featuring three siblings, the Farriss brothers (Andrew, Jon and Tim) the addition of Michael Hutchence as photogenic frontman spurred on their ascendancy. In 1997 Hutchence was found dead in an apparent suicide in a Sydney hotel room.
"All Things Must Pass" - George Harrison
Upon the Beatles' disintegration, guitarist George Harrison emerged from the rubble to reveal a triple LP's worth of fresh and thoughtful material, much of which had been vetoed by his former bandmates. Photographer Barry Feinstein was responsible for numerous other album covers as well, among them Bob Dylan's The Time They Are Changin' and Janis Joplin's Pearl.
"Here's Little Richard" - Little Richard
In 1957, it was clear from his near orgasmic facial expression that Little Richard was having the time of his life. With the shout of "A woo bom a loo mop a lomp bomp bomp!" Richard's flamboyant bombast of funk, sweat and good time helped launch rock 'n' roll into every teenager's consciousness, and his debut packed a punch that still leaves a shiner, with hit like "Long Tall Sally", "Jenny Jenny" and "Rip It Up". "Tutti Frutti" even made it to the library of Congress' National recording Registry in 2010 for ushering in a new generation of dance music. (The original lyrics? "Tutti Frutti, good booty/If it don't fit, don't force it?You can grease it, make it easy.")
All excerpts taken directly from "Rock Covers' by Taschen