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It’s nice to know…

April 30th, 2008 by Bill Corbett · 30 Comments

…that they still make album covers like this:

Wolfmother album cover

Ladies and gentlemen… WOLFMOTHER!! *

* Not to be confused with:

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(I kinda like them, actually.)


And that they still make guys like this:

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Now that Leo Sayer has passed on*, it’s nice to have a good sub.


*by “passed on” I mean of course “living in Australia“.

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30 responses so far ↓

  • 1 RemmieBarrow on Apr 30, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Well, that second image would make a good album cover too.

  • 2 Mario "Asteroid" Panighetti on Apr 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    I very much enjoy Wolfmother’s anachronistic seventies jive. Keep your ears open for very tasteful (read: inherently tasteless but charming) flute solos.

    I like it very much.

  • 3 Amanda on Apr 30, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    For some kind of 70s metal band. How would they do their name though? I’m guessing something on par with: RoMuLISS + ReMUZ

  • 4 Amanda on Apr 30, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Do they cover “Heard It In a Love Song”?

  • 5 Adam on Apr 30, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    I think I win. Cage – Unveiled (2003)

  • 6 Amanda on Apr 30, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Considering what they still do with pulp sci-fi and romance book covers, it’s not too surprising that pulp bands would opt for the same, really. I’d think it’d be difficult for a band today not to appear ironic or angsty or just plain bland. What hasn’t been done for an album cover already?

  • 7 Onil on Apr 30, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    I wish I had a van because that would look completely out of place on a Nissan Sentra.

  • 8 SarahCanuck on Apr 30, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Heyyyy . . . it’s Angelina Jolie from Beowulf!

  • 9 ShutterBun on Apr 30, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Frank Frazetta did not die* in vain!

    *by “die” I of course meant “moved to Pennsylvania”

  • 10 Kris on Apr 30, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    The Romulus and Remus image was actually the symbol used by my high school. We had a giant statue of it in our foyer. Supposedly, we students were all supposed to be the orphaned, abandoned waifs suckling at the nourishing teats of education and we’d all go on to do amazing things, like found Rome. Yeah, right. I get the symbolism and all, but honestly: would you want to see thing at the asscrack of dawn every morning for four years?

  • 11 Kleenex on Apr 30, 2008 at 7:54 pm

    Is that ROM: Spaceknight on the cover?

  • 12 JoshWay on May 1, 2008 at 3:06 am

    Wolfmother are the pancakes of hard rock. At first it’s all “Yum! They sound like early Sabbath with a touch of Zeppelin! Gimme a stack of THAT!” But after a few mouthfuls you start to regret your selection, as their derivative licks and pretentious lyrics begin to expand in your stomach…

    Mmmm… who’s hungry for flapjacks?

  • 13 ShutterBun on May 1, 2008 at 3:41 am

    Mitch Hedberg would concur. “That band is pancaking!”

  • 14 Bill Corbett on May 1, 2008 at 4:24 am

    The perfect morning: a tall stack of pancakes, gobbled down while listening to Wolfmother at top volume.

    And a fifth of Jack Daniels.

  • 15 JoshWay on May 1, 2008 at 4:27 am

    Throw in some bacon and I think we’re set for the day.

  • 16 Onil on May 1, 2008 at 5:56 am

    “The perfect morning: a tall stack of pancakes, gobbled down while listening to Wolfmother at top volume. ”

    This would also make a good last meal for a death row inmate.

  • 17 wurwolf on May 1, 2008 at 6:59 am

    As would the fifth of Jack Daniels.

  • 18 Tim D on May 1, 2008 at 7:38 am

    That’s right, pancakes. And do you know why?

    “NO waffles (TWEET tweet).”

  • 19 Kingtos on May 1, 2008 at 8:07 am

    I don’t know…the last picture just makes me feel like dancing…


  • 20 Casey on May 1, 2008 at 9:21 am

    They sound nothing like Molly Hatchet.

  • 21 Natureboy (Ken) on May 1, 2008 at 9:56 am

    Little known trivia…..Wolfmother is actually the Hell’s Angel’s main chick…..The album cover design was copied from the artwork airbrushed on her Harley Davidson’s gas tank.

  • 22 Daniel on May 1, 2008 at 10:23 am

    To answer your question, no, not at “the asscrack” of dawn as you put it, but perhaps at the “lovehandle” of after noon I could bare that image a little more gently.
    Seriously, your high school had some weird Freudian symbolism going on. Did Carl Jung ever visit?

  • 23 Daniel on May 1, 2008 at 10:31 am

    Wow! I just learned from the link to that website about Romulus and Remus that their legend IS NOT TRUE!!
    All this time I thought that Romulus and Remus were in fact nursed by a wolf. It turns out that it was probably a female ferret!
    Thank You! I’ll be here all week! Don’t forget to tip your waitress!
    Seriusly, the wolf in that statue reminds me of my yellow lab Nola!

  • 24 gammer on May 1, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I can only imagine listening to “Wolfmother” in the right ambiance. That would be…playing it through my cassette deck in my partially bondo’d ‘78 Camaro. You know the one that has the rumbling cherry bomb exhaust and has the names of the driver and passenger stenciled in small writing on the doors, just below the window: “Randy” and “Debbie

  • 25 Courtney on May 1, 2008 at 11:05 am


    /GOB Bluth

  • 26 Onil on May 1, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Yeesh, I grew a mullet just from reading this reply. :)

  • 27 Hugh on May 1, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    As an official Indie Fruit, I’m a little dismayed that I’m finally being coerced into trying out Wolfmother by a middle-aged, Midwestern comedy writer. I think I must be slipping. Perhaps I need to start smoking…

  • 28 Bill Corbett on May 2, 2008 at 3:42 am

    “a middle-aged, Midwestern comedy writer”

    Aw, you say that like it’s a bad thing.

  • 29 Bill Corbett on May 2, 2008 at 3:44 am

    I note that the she-wolf suckling R & R looks none too happy.

    “Oh come on guys — AGAIN?”

  • 30 Hugh on May 2, 2008 at 10:18 am

    But my Indie cred, Bill! My Indie cred!