Suede Album Covers

As a band, I can take them or leave them. I do like a handful of their songs and I really like their video for Metal Mickey,  but what I always really loved about this band was their LP art.

Their story begins with the image below taken from their self titled album, Suede.  The cover was taken from the book, Stolen Glances: Lesbians Take Photographs by Tessa Boffin and Jean Fraser and was placed on Virgin Media's Top 20 Most Pretentious Album Covers.  The Actual photograph was cropped from a photo by Tee Corrine.


The inner sleeve photography was done by legendary rock photographer, Pennie Smith, who you will most likely recognize from the shot below.

The best of Suede's covers came later, when Peter Saville, art director for Factory Records came into the picture. Peter made these covers as well.




...and now for the Sude covers...the hyper glam covers are the ones designed by Peter. The others are just as a great.









As a bonus: Here are some of those "Pretentious Album Covers" listed in that story. The rest can be found here.