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17 Greatest Animated Classic Rock Album Covers

Who wouldn’t like to see their favorite classic rock album covers leap to life? That’s precisely what you’ll find here as we count down the 17 Greatest Animated Classic Rock Album Covers.

That eye peeping through the fence – we’ve always assumed it was Angus Young – on AC/DC‘s 1985 album Fly on the Wall actually blinks. (The fly buzzes a bit, too.) There’s more. Scroll down, and you’ll find the Beatles leaping over a wall, one by one, on the cover of their “Twist and Shout” single. The featured image from Alice Cooper‘s 1987 LP Raise Your First and Yell does just that, too.

These cool animations come courtesy of Juan Betancourt, Mr. Dormouse and ABVH.

Elsewhere, you can feel the paranoia surrunding King Crimson‘s 21st Century Schizoid Man on the cover of their seminal prog classic, In the Court of the Crimson King. Paul Stanley winks, Ace Frehley shoots lasers out of his eyes and Gene Simmons – what else? — unfurls his tongue in an animation of Kiss‘ 1976 album Rock and Roll Over.

Among the other highlights? The lone traveler from the cover of Pink Floyd‘s The Endless River, gliding across a current of clouds. The late, great B.B. King twangs Lucille once more on his 1974 album Friends. And let’s just say Iron Maiden‘s covers are now far creepier than you remembered.

After you’ve taken a look at these covers, check out the greatest animated comics, punk rock album covers and metal album covers via the links below.

Animated Comic Book Covers | Animated Punk Rock Album Covers | Animated Metal Album Covers

AC/DC, ‘Fly on the Wall’

ACDC Fly on the Wall Animated
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Aerosmith, ‘Nine Lives’

Aerosmith Nine Lives Animated
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The Beatles, ‘A Hard Days Night’

The Beatles A Hard Days Night Animated
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The Beatles, ‘Twist and Shout’

The Beatles Twist and Shout Animated
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Alice Cooper, ‘Raise Your Fist’

Alice Cooper Raise Your Fist Animated
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B.B. King, ‘Friends’

BB King Friends Animated
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Guns N’ Roses, ‘Appetite for Destruction’

Guns N Roses Appetite for Destruction Animated
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Iron Maiden, ‘Fear of the Dark’

Iron Maiden Fear of the Dark Animated
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Iron Maiden, ‘Piece of Mind’

Iron Maiden Piece of Mind Animated
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King Crimson, ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’

King Crimson In the Court of the Crimson King Animated
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Kiss, ‘Rock and Roll Over’

KISS Rock and Roll Over Animated
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Led Zeppelin, ‘Celebration’

Led Zeppelin Celebration Animated
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Pink Floyd, ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’

Pink Floyd The Dark Side of the Moon Animated
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Pink Floyd, ‘The Endless River’

Pink Floyd The Endless River Animated
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Rush, ‘Roll the Bones’

Rush Roll the Bones Animated
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Styx, ‘The Grand Illusion’

Styx The Grand Illusion Animated
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T Rex, ‘Electric Warrior’

T Rex Electric Warrior Animated
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