The Stories Behind Iconic Record Covers

While art should (and does) speak for itself, there’s no denying the thrill of learning the fascinating stories behind it. Record covers are no different, and NME has surfaced some interesting behind-the-scenes info regarding iconic cover art. From the fact that Blondie’s Parallel Lines got the band’s manager fired (he chose the image despite the band’s protests) to the fact that pink and green lettering of The Clash’s London Calling was inspired by Elvis Presley’s debut record, there are tales aplenty. Read more at NME.