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Album Sleeves In Their Original Locations


You might have been to the location of the cover of Ramones’ ‘Rocket To Russia’ (1977) without knowing it. It was taken outside the back door of popular nocturnal haunt CBGB’S at the end of Extra Place, a small alley running north from East 1st Street between Bowery and Second Avenue.

This cover for 'The New York Dolls' (1973) by The New York Dolls is one of my favourites. It was taken outside the Gem Spa at the southwest corner of St. Mark’s Place and 2nd Avenue.

The Velvet Underground’s ‘Live At Max’s Kansas City’ (1972) was shot at 213 Park Avenue South, east side between 17th and 18th Street, New York.

The location for the cover of The Who’s soundtack to the 1979 documentary The Kids Are Alright is 116th Street and Morningside Drive, Morningside Heights, New York City. The site is part of the Carl Schurz Monument.

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