Album Cover Art Wednesday: Striking It Rich

We’re still stuck in the Seventies on this feature, which is appropriate as my copy of Rick Perlstein’s The Invisible Bridge arrived yesterday. On time and the UPS man actually knocked me up. I mean that, of course, in the British meaning of the phrase…

Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks were an oddity when they burst on the San Francisco music scene. An acoustic band more influenced by Django Reinhart, Johnny Mercer, and Bob Willis than the Beatles. That’s why it clicked so well. The different rocks even when there’s a fiddler involved.

1972’s Striking It Rich was Hicks’ breakthrough album, ably aided and abetted by its striking and cool matchbook cover. The whole package was swell but I’m still learning how to do graphics at the new joint so I’ma keep it simple:


Here are two of the band’s signature tunes from this LP:

5 thoughts on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: Striking It Rich

  1. Greetings from Portland (OR) – glad to find another fan of album cover art. Can you give me a little info on why you started this column and what your criteria are for selecting what you’ll feature? I’ll add a link to your postings from our Resources page once I get this info from you. Let me know if you ever have any questions about the people behind some of your favorite covers. Keep up the good work – regards – Mike Goldstein, Curator,

  2. @Mike: I started it, quite simply, to add another feature to our blog. I improvise in selecting covers but I focus on LP covers from the pre-CD and download era. I would love to be linked to. There’s a category on the upper left side of the post. Thanks.

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