Album Cover Art Wednesday: Telly Savalas

Maybe Cousin Telly parlayed his Kojak stardom into a record deal. The cover on the left is one of the wordiest I’ve ever seen.

The cover for Who Loves Ya Baby is so dark that it’s hard to make out the title, which is a pity because it was Telly’s catchphrase. Who among us doesn’t love a catchphrase, baby?

Here’s the Who Loves Ya Baby album via the YouTube. It’s neither great not terrible but it’s all Telly:

One thought on “Album Cover Art Wednesday: Telly Savalas

  1. That was standard LP cover design before the hippie days, and persisted on LPs marketed to older demographics until the CD takeover, when that much text was just too hard to read.

    For a massively wordy album cover, it’s hard to beat Jethro Tull’s Thick as a Brick, wrapped in an eight page fold out fake newspaper.

    I’m also fond of XTC’s Go 2, consisting entirely of typewriter font talking points about the marketing considerations of product design.

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