Episode 101: Unusual Album Designs (with Jim Hanke)

This week we’re joined by Jim Hanke from Vinyl Emergency to explore all of the strange, cool and unusual designs found in classic and current albums. We cover everything from edible EPs to covers featuring pictures of pants with fully working zippers (even if it did sort of ruin the physical album inside.)

Jim brings his fantastic wealth of information, while Michael and Richard team up with stuff they found on Wikipedia. Who will win? Only Jeff knows, but honestly, the answer is pretty obvious.

Make sure you follow Vinyl Emergency on Twitter and Facebook along with checking out his show, where he has interviewed big shots including Matthew Sweet and Roseanne Cash.


  • 8:41 – “Gummy Song Skull EP” by the Flaming Lips (Jim’s Choice)
  • 15:30 – “Sticky Fingers” by the Rolling Stones (Richard and Michael’s Choice)
  • 22:26 – “Vitalogy” by Pearl Jam (Joint Choice)
  • 38:30 – “In Through the Out Door” by Led Zeppelin (Richard and Michael’s Choice)
  • 43:23 – “Lazaretto” by Jack White (Joint Choice)
  • 55:15 – “Friday the 13th (Original Motion Picture Score)” by Harry Manfredini (Jim’s Choice)
  • 1:00:01 – “Yesterday and Today” by the Beatles (Jeff’s “Borglum’s Bag” Choice)

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