If you are a fan of comedy, then the name George Carlin is probably one that resonates with you. The late comedian was known for his wit, controversial opinions, and irreverent humor. But did you know that some of his album covers are just as noteworthy as his comedy?
It’s Bad For Ya (2008, Region 1, DVD)
Released in 2008, It’s Bad For Ya was the final HBO comedy special from George Carlin before his death. The album cover features a caricature of Carlin in his signature black shirt and jeans, with a hand-drawn look that captures the essence of his comedy. The cover art is simple, yet effective and a fitting tribute to one of the greatest comedians of all time.
On The Road (1977, PRC Richmond Pressing, Vinyl)
On The Road was released in 1977, and the album cover perfectly captures the spirit of the times. The colorful design features a psychedelic-style image of Carlin on top of a van, with neon letters spelling out the title. The artwork is wild and fun, just like Carlin’s comedy, and serves as a time capsule of sorts for the era in which it was released.
Class Clown (1972, SP, Vinyl)
Released in 1972, Class Clown is a classic Carlin album, and the cover art is just as iconic. The image features Carlin in a cap and gown, holding a diploma and a cigarette, with a picture of his teenage self in the corner. The design perfectly captures the rebellious spirit of the 60s and 70s, and the album remains a favorite of Carlin fans to this day.