Put the Needle on the Record

Put the Needle on the Record

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In the 1980s, music defined the moment: Video Killed The Radio Star ushered in MTV, Dont You (Forget About Me) ruled The Breakfast Club, and I Still Havent Found What I am Looking For became the anthem of a generation. The 1980s were also the most visually provocative era of the last millennium. Every new vinyl single hit the stands wrapped in eye-catching sleeves that reflected the latest trends. Put The Needle On The Record is pop culture historian Matthew Chojnacki definitive guide to 7- and 12-inch vinyl single artwork from the 80s. He presents and compares more than 250 vinyl single covers representing nearly every prominent musician of the decade. Read previously untold stories behind the 80s most iconic images from the designers and visual talent behind Madonna, Prince, Pink Floyd, Queen, Adam Ant, Iron Maiden, The Clash, Pet Shop Boys, Van Halen, and more.