Album Cover Art Wednesday: First Base

Ladies and gentleman, Babe Ruth, the band not the baseball hall of famer.

Babe Ruth were a British band who named themselves after a quirky American cultural hero. I’ve been searching for an explanation but came up empty. It seems they liked the way it sounded. Speaking of sound, the band sounds a bit like Deep Purple, not a bad thing.

First Base was Babe Ruth’s 1972 debut album. It featured an uncharacteristic cover by Roger Dean best known for his work with Yes.

Here’s the whole damn album. PLAY BALL: