Massive Attack, ‘Splitting The Atom’
Pet Shop Boys, ‘Yes’
The xx, ‘A Sculpture of the Album’
Grace Jones, ‘Hurricane’
Monkey Journey To The West
Creative director of music enterprise, ‘The Vinyl Factory’ and editor of FACT magazine, Sean Bidder selects his top 5 vinyl covers of all time. Sean explains, “Music and art aren’t just natural bedfellows, they’re life-partners, intertwined at the hip, vying for our attention, combining to make a whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts. So many iconic record covers, outlandish performance artists, amazing videos and ingenious creative collaborations that could easily form the greatest contemporary pop art exhibition the Tate Modern has never had, yet. Championing the physical over the ephemeral, at The Vinyl Factory we bring together musicians and artists to create bespoke limited vinyl editions that celebrate the fact that, as ever, the best music is art…”
‘Music is art’ an exhibition of vinyl artwork curate by the folk behind The Vinyl Factory is open in the Front Room of the St Martins Hotel until May 29th 2011.
Text Sean Bidder