Freddie Hart’s deeply dark “The Neon and the Rain”–the title track from his 1967 album–falls into the same homicidal category as Porter Wagoner’s classic “The Cold Hard Facts of Life.” Freddie covers the latter song on this album as well, though it’s hardly necessary. He’s already taken us down the deep hole with these opening […]
Porter produced some fantastic album covers during his heyday, and the image on the front of The Cold Hard Facts of Life is one of the all-time greats.
If you don’t know the song, familiarize yourself with it now — it’s a gem:
The website Atlanta Time Machine did a great story a few years back about finding the original location where the cover was shot.
One of my favorite back-cover images of all time.
The cover for Desert Music, the 1983 album from Steve Reich.