Noel Gallagher released his self-titled debut album Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds on October 17, 2011. The album cover shows a blurry Gallagher in front of a really cool futuristic lit up roof.
Gallagher explained the album cover,
“There’s an old petrol station in Beverly Hills beside the police station that’s got a triangular neon roof, and when you stand underneath it it looks like you’re stood underneath Concorde. So we go out one night and it’s all lit up in the neon, and we’re taking these pictures – it looks like I’m stood under the wings of a high flying bird.”
The location is Jack Colker Union 76 gas station in Beverly Hills, California designed by William Pereira. The address is 427 N Crescent Dr. Beverly Hills, CA 90210.
The curved, triangular structure was originally meant to be a part of the LAX airport, but when it wasn’t needed, it was installed at the gas station which has now become a landmark. Here is a feelnumb.com exclusive photo taken from the same angle as the Noel Gallagher cover photo.
Here I am, Raul Rossell of feelnumb.com “Standing on the Shoulder of Giants“.
Click below for the google street view link.