The Locations Behind Iconic Album Sleeves

The guys at NME hopped on Google Maps to bring you 28 real life locales that adorn some of your favorite records, and where to find them. They claim that from Abbey Road to Paul’s Boutique, some seemingly innocuous places have been so immortalized by the iconic record sleeves that bear their image that they’ve become destinations in their own right. Right? Right.

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Beastie Boys: Paul’s Boutique – Corner of Ludlow St and Rivington St, New York
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Black Sabbath, ‘Black Sabbath’ – Mapledurham Watermill, Oxfordshire, UK
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Bob Dylan: The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan – Jones Street/ West 4th Street, New York City
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David Bowie: The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust – 23 Heddon St, London
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Elliott Smith, ‘Figure 8’ – Solutions Audio Visual Repair, 4334 W. Sunset Boulevard
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Led Zeppelin: Physical Graffiti – 96 and 98 St. Mark’s Place, East Village, New York City
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Madness, ‘Absolutely’ – Chalk Farm Underground Station, London
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MGMT, ‘MGMT’ – Stylz Unlimited, Durham, New York State
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Oasis, ‘What’s The Story (Morning Glory)?’ – Berwick St, Soho, London
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Pink Floyd, ‘Animals’ – Battersea Power Station, London
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The Streets, ‘Original Pirate Material’ – Kestrel House, City Road, London
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Tame Impala, ‘Lonerism’ – Luxembourg Gardens, Paris
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Unknown Mortal Orchestra, ‘Unknown Mortal Orchestra’ – Petrova Gora Monument, Croatia
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Wilco, ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot’ – Marina City Towers, Chicago
The Beatles, 'Abbey Road' – Abbey Road, London
The Beatles, ‘Abbey Road’ – Abbey Road, London
Eminem, 'Marshall Mathers' - 19446 Dresden St, Detroit
Eminem, ‘Marshall Mathers’ – 19446 Dresden St, Detroit
Kiss, 'Dressed to Kill' - 23rd St & Eighth Avenue, New York
Kiss, ‘Dressed to Kill’ – 23rd St & Eighth Avenue, New York
Nas, 'Illmatic' - 10th & 41st, Long Island
Nas, ‘Illmatic’ – 10th & 41st, Long Island
LL Cool J, 'Bigger & Deffer (Bad)' – Andrew Jackson High School, Queens
LL Cool J, ‘Bigger & Deffer (Bad)’ – Andrew Jackson High School, Queens
DJ Shadow, 'Entroducing…' – Records, 1618 Broadway, Sacramento CA
DJ Shadow, ‘Entroducing…’ – Records, 1618 Broadway, Sacramento CA
The Clash, 'The Clash' - Camden Market
The Clash, ‘The Clash’ – Camden Market

2 COMMENTS

  1. From Abbey Road to Paul s Boutique, some seemingly innocuous places have been so immortalised by the iconic record sleeves that bear their image that they ve become destinations in their own right.

  2. From Abbey Road to Paul s Boutique, some seemingly innocuous places have been so immortalised by the iconic record sleeves that bear their image that they ve become destinations in their own right.

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