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H.R. Giger’s Greatest Album Cover Art

Revisiting the Swiss master’s brilliantly disturbing music-related artwork

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Surrealist Swiss painter H.R. Giger, who died on May 12th at age 74, is perhaps best known for inspiring the design of the creature in the Alien movie franchise, also had a long and deep connection with music. Whether via commissioned pieces or licensing deals, his disturbing, erotic "bio-mechanical" images were frequently used for album cover art, among other musically-related projects. We've highlighted some of the best of those eerie uses. 

H.R. Giger, Surrealist Artist and Alien Designer, Dead at 74

Debbie Harry, 'The Jam Was Moving'

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Debbie Harry, ‘The Jam Was Moving’

"The Jam Was Moving" was a single from Harry's 1981 album KooKoo, and like that album featured artwork by Giger.