Post Reply 
the cover of 'Atom Hear Mother'
Author Message
unchained Offline
Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Posts: 18
Joined: Apr 2007
Reputation: 0
Post: #1
 
Hi everyone,
I'm a PF fan, and I have a question about the album 'Atom Hear Mother' - its cover. Who designed it and did it hold specific meanings? Are there explanations from the band?

Thanks a lot!

Edited by unchained on April 30 2007,01:40
04-30-2007 12:42 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Never Fear 33 Is Here Offline
Dark Side of the Moon

Posts: 1,081
Joined: Apr 2007
Reputation: 6
Post: #2
 
Hey unchained, firstly welcome to PFO, enjoy yourself. Secondly, as for any PF cover I believe that they were all done by the one person, not sure on any meanings, due to my memory that resembles a siv (sp?) I at this moment can't remember the gentlemens name and don't have time to do a search as I have to cut up the chicken breast before my wife gets home. :;): And no that doesn't have some sick and twisted meaning behind it, I actually have to cut up the chicken for dinner. :D

Daniel
04-30-2007 01:05 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Gilmour's Angst Away
Dark Side of the Moon

Posts: 1,185
Joined: Jan 2007
Reputation: 11
Post: #3
 
The cover of AHM was designed by Hpgniosis (can't spell it >_<) it's a company that is close now, but Storm Thurgonson was the main guy for there. He designed most of Floyd's album art. He went out somewhere and took some pictures of cows and I can't remember the reason why, but it's a different cover.

My Last.fm
My RYM

Not who I used to be.

Do You Realize??
04-30-2007 10:44 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
IbanezIsTheColour Offline
The Wall

Posts: 2,874
Joined: Jun 2006
Reputation: 21
Post: #4
 
In Inside Out there was an old picture of Rick Wright playing his trombone near a cow, which I think was the cow on the cover of AHM. As far as I know, there wasn't a specific reason the cover had to do with cows...I think it was just random, and the title has nothing to do with the music either.

And welcome unchained. :)




Edited By IbanezIsTheColour on 1177985216

RIP Syd Barrett - 1/6/46 - 7/7/06
RIP Rick Wright - 7/28/43 - 9/15/08

"Well, I could be wrong, but I believe, uh, Diversity is an old old wooden ship used during the Civil War Era." -The Legendary Ron Burgundy
04-30-2007 06:06 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Superhuman Offline
Relics

Posts: 529
Joined: Nov 2005
Reputation: 1
Post: #5
 
I think they put the cow on it because they wanted something that had nothing to do with the album

And when you lose control, you'll reap the harvest you have sown
And as the fear grows, the bad blood slows and turns to stone
04-30-2007 07:17 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
unchained Offline
Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Posts: 18
Joined: Apr 2007
Reputation: 0
Post: #6
 
thanks folks ! Hpgniosis ...really a difficult name...

I think the album cover has nothing to do with the music too, which, in my opinion, is most of the PF covers.

Never Fear 33 Is Here [B]...may be you are a good chef, haha
04-30-2007 11:49 PM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Never Fear 33 Is Here Offline
Dark Side of the Moon

Posts: 1,081
Joined: Apr 2007
Reputation: 6
Post: #7
 
Ha ha, my Wife would love that but I seldom cook because I despise it. :;):
05-01-2007 12:16 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Khaz Offline
Atom Heart Mother

Posts: 452
Joined: Sep 2006
Reputation: 0
Post: #8
 
I think Storm was told to go out and take some random pictures then the band chose the one they wanted. Also Storm did all the album cover artwork except for: The Wall (Gerald Scarfe), The Final Cut (Waters) and The Piper at the gates of Dawn.
05-01-2007 03:50 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
unchained Offline
Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Posts: 18
Joined: Apr 2007
Reputation: 0
Post: #9
 
Storm Thurgonson, interesting guy, hehe~
05-05-2007 03:41 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
unchained Offline
Piper at the Gates of Dawn

Posts: 18
Joined: Apr 2007
Reputation: 0
Post: #10
 
Never Fear 33 Is Here Wrote:Ha ha, my Wife would love that but I seldom cook because I despise it. :;):
despise? oh~ what about a saucerful of secrets?
05-05-2007 03:48 AM
Visit this user's website Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  43 years of Atom Heart Mother Lady Floydian 10 706 10-03-2013 02:26 PM
Last Post: Lady Floydian
  Quite Possibly the Cutest version of Mother... Sake 2 472 09-19-2012 04:06 PM
Last Post: Sake
  The Mother of All Syncs BK93 15 864 04-13-2012 08:05 AM
Last Post: Some Other Jackass
  The guitar solo in Mother DarkSideNelson91 4 516 11-10-2010 05:07 PM
Last Post: Lady Floydian
  Atom Heart Mothers release Dark Side Of The Sun Third Of Never 0 722 07-08-2010 04:22 PM
Last Post: Third Of Never