Dave Grohl’s “Sound City Soundtrack” & The Strokes “Comedown Machine” Similar Magnetic Tape Album Covers

Dave Grohl released the Sound City Soundtrack via RCA Records on March 12, 2013.  The album cover resembles a box of old analog magnetic tape.

Sound City Soundtrack Album Cover Scotch Magnetic Tape Artwork

After a bit of research the box looks very similar to the cover of old Scotch Magnetic Tape.

Sound City Soundtrack Album Cover Scotch Magnetic Tape

The Strokes released their album “Comedown Machine” two weeks later on March 26, 2013 also via RCA Records.  They also decided to use an album cover resembling a box of old analog magnetic tape.

The Strokes Comedown Machine Artwork RCA Magnetic Tape

This one looks exactly like an old box of RCA Red Seal Recording Tape.

The Strokes Comedown Machine Album Cover RCA Red Seal Magnetic Analog Tape

I guess the RCA Records art department wasn’t too creative that month.  Van Halen and The Commodores had a similar artwork issue…

Van Halen “A Different Kind Of Truth” Album Cover Rips Off The Commodores “Movin’ On” Album Cover


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