Sunday, 18 July 2010


This is the cover of Average White Band's debut album "Show Your Hand", released in 1973.
The witty graphic on it features a familiar image of a golliwog...but with a rather obvious twist! Although the humour may be a wee bit cheeky, it's easy to get the joke.
Dundee drummer, Robbie McIntosh, used to have a slightly different version of the peely-wally golly on his drum kit - one that resembled the Robertson's jam logo.
The cover artwork was designed by John Pasche, the chap who a couple of years earlier, created the iconic Rolling Stones lips & tongue logo.

1 comment:

  1. Just downloaded this from Emusic a couple of weeks ago.A really good debut,perhaps lacking the production of later works,but unmistakable AWB sound.