Album Cover Art Wednesday: Mandrill

I hadn’t contemplated the cover of Mandrill’s eponymous debut LP for many years until, that is, I saw Hunger Games: Catching Fire. It has a very exciting action sequence featuring baboons, which put Mandrill on my radar screen for the first time in years.Mandrillwas/is a funk-jazz-latin-rock fusion outfit named for a very colorful baboon relative. This LP is one of the few I ever bought based on the cover art:

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The music is *almost* as striking as the cover. Here’s the title track:

3 thoughts on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: Mandrill

  1. darrelplant says:

    I love me some Barbara Mandrill!

  2. adrastos says:

    Good one, DP. Baboom, rim shot and all that jazz.

  3. paper says:

    loved all those melting pot bands, especially Osibisa. Just recently got into Cymande, which I previously avoided because they had the worst cover art.

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