Dogs on record covers

We’ve been listening to our old Superchunk albums this week after getting our copy of their latest, I Hate Music. Foolish remains my all time favorite, and one thing I love about the jacket is the picture of the dog on the back. It’s credited as “from a continuing series ‘Dogs in Cars’ by L. Ballance.”

superchunk foolish

Another dog, this one in a pickup truck, is on the inside of their next album, Here’s Where the Strings Come In. Photographing dogs in cars is probably a lot of fun on tour, and Superchunk toured a lot in those middle 90s years.

superchunk strings

Of course, here in town the most famous record cover dog is Wiggy, the Flowers Studio Boston Terrier on the cover of BNLX’s first record, LP.

Dogs are just like people — they want to look awesome on the album cover. Every dog wants to look like this fella:

neil young crazy horse

and not this fella:

clapton one in every


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