Album Cover Art Wednesday: Rough Mix

Rough Mix is a 1977 collaboration between Pete Townshend and Ronnie Lane of the Faces. Pete was originally supposed to produce a solo Ronnie record but it ended being a joint project. There were guest stars aplenty including Eric Clapton and Charlie Watts.

The album cover was designed by Peter Joyce and features all sorts of British pop culture images from cricket to cars to show biz. It’s busy but still amazing.

It’s gatefold time.

The back cover is a trading card bonanza.

Finally, the album itself. The first track My Baby Gives It Away rocks to a Charlie Watts beat.

2 thoughts on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: Rough Mix

  1. Steve Gravelle says:

    This is a great album. I think it’s the only one I’ve owned on vinyl, cassette, and CD.Terrific songs and performances, all the more poignant for Lane’s loss 20 years later (MS I think?).

    • Peter Adrastos Athas says:

      That’s right. Ronnie was perhaps the best loved (by other musicians) musician of his generation.

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