Have you ever gazed upon the cover of your favorite record and wondered what it would look like from the other side?
No? Yeah, same here, but that doesn't change the fact that this Flickr account featuring reverse images of famous album covers is the coolest thing we've seen all week. From the Beatles to Nirvana to Public Enemy to Metallica, we can now see what various album covers would look like if you were standing behind them.
Thanks to some Internet genius who goes by the name Harvezt, we can now see precisely what the black planet in Fear of a Black Planet looks like, and we can also see the arms of God reaching down to hold the word "Metallica" above the graveyard of Master of Puppets.
The reverse image for the Beatles' Abbey Road takes an alternate route, though. Instead of simply flipping the Fab Four, we peer over their mop-tops as a police officer directs traffic. And as for the infamous Nevermind infant, we get to see the baby's bum as he swims toward that hooked dollar.
We've selected four standouts above and below, but Harvezt's Flickr page has dozens more, and they're all uniformly brilliant. Not only do they look incredible, but you gotta applaud the artist for spending so much time making these look legitimate. This isn't just pasting a cat's head onto something—this takes time. I got tired of doctoring 5 classic album covers to look like the famously botched Jesus/monkey "restoration" painting after 30 minutes in Microsoft Paint, so I fully appreciate that this must've taken hours.
Check the full gallery of reverse album covers here, featuring album art from Dr. Dre, Iron Maiden, Rage Against the Machine and more.