The coolest easter eggs
on album covers
Blackstar under Blacklight
What happens if you put the Blackstar album under blacklight? One made was brave enough to answer the question.
spin.com found a fan who followed the lines of the stars instead of just looking at the beautiful night sky in the booklet. And he discovered something rather fantastic:
There is one more interesting easter egg on the front side of Blackstar. All you need to do is to read the displayed stars as letters instead. Got it?
The Rolling Stones
Their Satanic Majesties Request: After The Beatles included a doll wearing a ‘Welcome The Rolling Stones’ jumper on the Sgt Pepper cover, Jagger and co responded. Look closely at the Satanic Majesties cover and you’ll spot the four Beatles’ faces.
Santana: Originally designed for a Santana concert poster, Lee Conklin’s pen-and-ink illustration impressed the guitar hero so much he used it for the cover of his 1969 debut album. No wonder: Closer inspection reveals that the lion’s head is made up of several human faces and other body parts.
Aerial: At first glance, the cover of Bush’s 2005 album seems to show rocks reflected in water. In fact, it’s the waveform of a blackbird’s song, superimposed over a photo. The image references the album’s last track, which features blackbirds chirping.