Saturday, August 7, 2021

Music Album Covers With Hands On Them – Part 2

16 album covers featuring hands on them - part 2
A mosaic of 16 music album covers that feature hands.

This post is part of a series on music album covers with hands on them: part 1, part 2 (this post), part 3, and part 4.

Each of the 16 albums shown in this post features hands on the album cover. In part 1 of this series, the hands were real or realistic looking. In this part of the series, the hands depicted are less realistic but still clearly recognizable as hands.

What the hand represents on each cover is as varied as the musical styles in these 16 albums. Hands can represent strength, mysticism, power, anguish, celebration, and unity to name just a few things. However, one thing is for sure: exploring music by a cover artwork theme like "hands" lets you  discover new music.

The album release dates range from 1970 to 2018.


Hamsa - Hand of Fatima
  • Punjabi MC – "The Album" (2003)
  • Jah Wobble and the Temple of Sound – "Shout at the Devil" (2002)

Futurism, surrealism
  • Bad Finger – "Magic Christian Music" (1970) – looking a bit DeChirico-like.
  • The Chemical Brothers – "We are the Night" (2007) – The original cover featured parts based on the photomontage "Lonely Metropolitan" (1932) by the Bauhaus artist and designer Herbert Bayer.
  • The Art of Noise – "In Visible Silence" (1986) – The name of the group comes from the essay "The Art of Noises" by futurist Luigi Russolo.
Travelmarx recommendations:
  • We never tire of listening to: Michael Andrews "Spilling a Rainbow" (2012)
  • A new favorite: Crumb "Locket" (2017)

Row 1:

1970 – Bad Finger – "Magic Christian Music"
2018 – Capital Cities – "Solarize"
2017 – Crumb – "Locket"
1997 – Geezer Butler – "Black Science"

Row 2:

1986 – Genesis – "Invisible Touch"
1973 – George Harrison – "Living in the Material World"
2000 – Godspeed You Black Emperor – "Lift Yr. Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven"
2002 – Jah Wobble – "Shout at the Devil"

Row 3:

1979 – Kitaro – "Oasis"
2012 – Michael Andrews – "Spilling a Rainbow"
2007 – Okervil River – "The Stage Names"
1973 – Passport – "Hand Made"

Row 4:

2003 – Punjabi MC – "The Album"
2009 – The Antlers – "Hospice"
1986 – The Art of Noise – "In Visible Silence"
2007 – The Chemical Brothers – "We are the Night"


Bad Finger - Magic Christian Music
Capital Cities - Solarize
Crumb - Locket
Geezer Butler - Black Science
Genesis - Invisible Touch
George Harrison - Living in the Material World
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven
Jah Wobble & Temple of Sound - Shout at the Devil
Kitaro - Oasis
Michael Andrews - Spilling a Rainbow
Okervil River - The Stage Names
Passport - Hand Made
Punjabi MC - The Album
The Antlers - Hospice
The Art of Noise - In Visible Silence
The Chemical Brothers - We are the Night

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