15 October 2008

Grandmaster Flash

I don't remember this cover from 1982:


What I remember the records looking like:
The Message on youtube


Quimbob said...

The album cover looks vaguely familiar but I was mainly just getting the 12" single extended remix blah blahs that always came in the generic blue Sugar Hill cover.

Anonymous said...

It might be, the cover with photos, was intended for retail distribution, and the blue cover for radio stations.

CityKin said...

The blue covers were long versions of one or two songs. But with the song "the message" is what sold like crazy, not the album. I didn't even realize they made albums.

Kevin LeMaster said...

The guy in front on the second photo looks like Donald Faison.

Anonymous said...

i remember the GMF&F5 allbum w/"The Message" looking like #1, and the Sugarhill Gang's "Rapper's Delight" looking like #2. But I was also listening to Hall & Oates on a tiny transistor back then, so don't take my word on it... --shannon