(NOTE: Name That Tune will return next week at its usual time. ‘Til then, please enjoy this sneak peek at David Medsker’s Cover Me, a new feature that will be running Tuesdays at 9:30!)
Welcome to the inaugural installment of Cover Me. You good people seemed so enamored with Scrapsâ€™ wildly popular Name That Tune column that we decided to take it into the visual medium.
Below are magnified fragments of 25 album covers. Most of them are well-known albums, but there are a few obscure covers (or lesser-known albums from well-known artists) mixed in to keep you honest. You must guess both the artist and album cover. In order to keep things simple, live albums, soundtracks and singles compilations will not be used, and with all apologies to our European and Japanese friends, we are going with the covers that appeared in the US record storesâ€¦back when we had record stores. Sigh.
The rules are the same as Name That Tune. Each player can make three guesses between updates (â€œUpdateâ€ is defined as â€œThe time when I post a comment listing all of the covers that have been guessed correctlyâ€), so everyone will have a chance to contribute. There is no puzzle cover this week, but that is subject to change in future installments, depending on how this one goes. In other words, youâ€™re test subjects. Doncha feel special? All right, lab rats, ready, steady, go.
Like Scraps, I suggest subscribing to the comments on the post (click on â€œTrack Commentsâ€) to more easily follow the progress of the game. Remember, maximum of three guesses between updates of the list. Have fun!
Update: Here are the expanded versions of the final three covers.