The Bernie Sanders Meme is a Perfect Fit on Classic Album Covers (Beatles, Black Sabbath, Fleetwood Mac & More)



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Earlier this week, a simple image made its way onto the internet: United States Senator Bernie Sanders, sitting in folding chair at the Inauguration Day events in Washington, D.C. … and a meme was born.

Two days later, it’s downright impossible to check any of your social media feeds without seeing Bernie, cross legged, arms folded, masked and wearing some oversized mittens, Photoshopped into a classic album cover, iconic movie scene or the like. It’s the newest meme, and it’s unstoppable.

It has its own Topps baseball card (no, really). Instagram and Snapchat developed filters to further spread its influence. Bernie Sanders himself (and his team) turned it into a chance to sell sweatshirts to raise money for Meals on Wheels Vermont.

But back to the album covers … it’s a bit shocking how well so many of them look with Bernie sitting there, freezing, on the front cover.

Loudwire put together a bunch of hard rock/metal-inspired versions:

Here’s Black Sabbath‘s legendary 1970 debut album, but with a little twist:

Here’s Bernie crashing Neil Young’s On the Beach album cover:

Dan Case, tour manager of the Canadian punk band Pup, shared this one, in which Bernie looks the part of a bored merch person at a local concert:

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An Instagram account even popped up to capitalize on the frenzy of attention. Titled @TheBernieAlbums, it’s a crowd-sourced collection of some of the most impressive memes out there.

Bernie on Pearl Jam‘s Yield:

 

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Bernie on the BeatlesSgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band:

 

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Bernie on Phoebe BridgersPunisher:

 

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Bernie on the Who‘s Who Are You:

 

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Bernie joining Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks on the cover of Rumours:

 

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And so on.

Some others of note include Bernie, secret member of Twisted Sister?

Bernie in Minor Threat:

Bernie Sanders made his way onto a couple of Blondie albums, as well:

 

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Photographer Henry Diltz doesn’t remember Bernie at the Crosby Stills Nash photo session:

 

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Martha Davis of The Motels shared this one of Bernie waiting for a pretzel with Steely Dan:

 

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A timeless Bernie Sanders hangs out with The Beatles in ’65:

 

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Searching for Bernie on the Rolling StonesExile on Main St. is a bit like “Where’s Waldo?”

 

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Carole King‘s Tapestry gets a nice Bernie mittens makeover…

 

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The iconic Bernie Mittens on the iconic Clash London Calling album cover:

 

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And so on.

Thank you, internet users!

Comments

  • Terry says:

    Great stuff

  • Matt says:

    Interesting alternate cover for Abbey Road there…

  • Ian says:

    Surely on the cover of John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers – sitting next to Eric Clapton who is reading the Beano!


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