Album Cover Art Wednesday: The Incredible String Band

The Incredible String Band out of Scotland were one of the quirkiest bands in music history. Naturally, I like them. ISB is usually described as folk-rock but I’d add psychedelic and gypsy to the description as well. ISB has a lot to do with the fact that British hippiedom developed its own unique oddball style distinct from the American variety.

Their album covers were as quirky as the music. Here’s a sampler:

The 5000 Spirits or the Layers of the Onion, 1967.
The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter, 1968.
I Looked Up, 1970.
U, 1970.

Music time. Here’s The Hangman’s Beautiful Daughter in its entirety:

U was my introduction to the ISB. It’s a concept album that’s  weird even by their standards: