Thursday, June 14, 2007

a candidate for the most ROCKIN' automotive-concept album cover of all time

While on the subject of truck-related album covers, I couldn't resist pulling this one out.
Head East was a hard rock quintet originally from south central Illinois. They played their first gig on August 6, 1969 at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. The lineup that would take them through their first six albums began to take shape in Champaign/Urbana, the home of the University of Illinois.
Get Yourself Up, the band's second album, was released by A&M Records in 1976. It topped out at #161 on the Billboard album charts.
The cover photo is credited to Rudi Herzog. No more information exists, other than the cover concept is by Jeff Ayeroff (was he a friend of the band?). The art director was A & M's esteemed Roland Young.
To say the very least . . . inspired choice of a photo.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


The pleasure was all mine. It was great meeting you. Thanks foir the comments on the ride. I did a chance to OPEN UP Kermit on the way home. You'll have to join us at WILLOW SPRINGS one time.