Music

4.21.2015

PJ Harvey & The Beastie Boys Through The Eyes of Google Streetview

**Animals by Pink Floyd** (Wandsworth, London)
Only Pink Floyd could make pollution look this cool.
**The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan by Bob Dylan** (Jones St, New York)
The Times They Are A-Changin... Was he referring to gentrification??
**The Marshall Mathers LP by Eminem** (Dresden St, Detroit)
Slim Shady looking angsty AF in his hometown of Detroit.
**Paul's Boutique by the Beastie Boys** (Ludlow St, New York)
This LES street corner is prob a pressed juice shop now.
**Physical Graffiti by Led Zeppelin** (East Village, New York)
Next time you hit up St. Marks Place for a nipple ring, be sure to check out this spot of rock n' roll history.
**Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea by PJ Harvey** (Times Sq, New York)
What could be more NYC than a pic of you looking glam in Time Square?
**Abbey Road by The Beatles** (Abbey Road, London)
You're lying if you say you don't have a dorky photo of you and your dad crossing Abbey Road.
**(What's the Story) Morning Glory by Oasis** (Berwick St, London)
Nothing like getting your wisdom teeth out on such a legendary block.

Ever wanted to re-create some of your favorite album artwork? Or dreamt of embodying a young Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan on a stroll through the West Village? Thanks to Halley Docherty, stalking your favorite musicians just got a whole lot easier.

Docherty, a Google Streetview pro from the Guardian, has managed to track down some of the sites used for the most iconic album covers of all time. Besides the obvious location of The Abbey Road cover, Doherty’s been able to pin-point the exact streets used for the album art of artists like Oasis, Pink Floyd, PJ Harvey and Led Zeppelin.

Mostly situated in grungy NYC and London, these photos reveal the changing neighborhoods and aesthetics, while showing us a slice of musical history taking place in the most unexpected of locations. Who knows — maybe one of these rockstars have even been photographed in your neighborhood.

So, Apparently, there’s more to Google Streetview than finding blurry photos of yourself jaywalking. Who woulda thought?

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