Greenpoint, October, 2015

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Covering the Highway

(Courtesy SST Records)
While we're on the topic of albums, here's my candidate for the best highway-themed cover. The Minutemen's 1984's Double Nickels on a Dime. It also features the best use of highway slang: The image shows bassist and singer Mike Watt behind the wheel of a VW Beetle doing 55 m.p.h. ("double nickels") on California's Interstate 10 ("the Dime"). San Pedro, home for the Minutemen, and still for Watt, is visible on the sign above the highway. More highway covers in posts to come. Feel free to suggest your own favs!

No comments:

Post a Comment