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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2490 on: February 07, 2019, 05:08:51 PM »
I'm not sure it is a pastiche. I am quite fond of it though.

And it pisses all over their second offering (although another good record)


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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2491 on: February 07, 2019, 07:01:58 PM »


Good record though

No, you're right, it's crap. Bad design choices and little errors that make it look cheap.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2492 on: February 07, 2019, 10:00:40 PM »
That's a brilliant sleeve. I presume it's supposed to be a pastiche of a variety bill poster? Or boxing?

I also have to presume it's an accurate pastiche - which I admit would affect how good or bad it is.

Pastiche or no, it’s still amazing. I’m trying to pick my favourite pose, but they’re all great.

Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2493 on: February 07, 2019, 10:32:05 PM »
I feel a bit bad now. Used to listen to this round my dad's when I was a teenager. It really is good. And I used to really like that cover unironically.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2494 on: February 07, 2019, 11:14:57 PM »
I feel a bit bad now. Used to listen to this round my dad's when I was a teenager. It really is good. And I used to really like that cover unironically.

I unironically think it is great.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2495 on: February 07, 2019, 11:29:25 PM »


Good record though

KEITH: sorry I just came

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2496 on: February 07, 2019, 11:38:44 PM »
KEITH: sorry I just came

Spoiler: they all just came

Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2497 on: February 08, 2019, 09:35:12 AM »
Keith's dead now. Have some respect.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2498 on: February 09, 2019, 03:32:18 PM »
Prestatyn's finest.




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Re: Terrible album covers
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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2501 on: February 09, 2019, 06:11:38 PM »
These are My Mountains

and this is Myfanwy

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2502 on: February 09, 2019, 06:21:43 PM »
Fucking hell


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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2503 on: February 09, 2019, 06:33:50 PM »

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2505 on: February 09, 2019, 07:21:49 PM »
"Buy direct from the artist" - this of course is the only way to get all the best artists' albums.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2506 on: February 09, 2019, 07:57:09 PM »


Aphex Twin's Collapse EP campaign now smacks of unoriginality

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2507 on: February 09, 2019, 08:34:28 PM »
"Buy direct from the artist" - this of course is the only way to get all the best artists' albums.

He does promise A WORLD OF MUSIC

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2508 on: February 09, 2019, 09:42:47 PM »
These are gold





Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2509 on: February 10, 2019, 12:48:45 AM »
It’s unfortunate that Mick has such heavy legs that he tends to sink into the ground when posing for cover photos.






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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2510 on: February 10, 2019, 01:57:17 AM »
His videos are up there with his album art. Watch as he shouts at an old woman somewhere in the Lakes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-383iQHNDE

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2511 on: February 10, 2019, 02:20:20 AM »
See that footpath she is walking down - I had a blazing row with my wife on that path 3 years ago.

Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2512 on: February 10, 2019, 10:42:54 AM »
His videos are up there with his album art. Watch as he shouts at an old woman somewhere in the Lakes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L-383iQHNDE

Sung over an instrumental MIDI version of the song in which he hasn't even bothered to mute the melody line, so his singing is doubled by a crap-sounding synthesised saxophone throughout. Also what's with the fade-out just when the song was going to end anyway?

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2513 on: February 11, 2019, 11:28:31 AM »
That's a brilliant sleeve.

It's been established that nobody here knows what a bad record sleeve looks like.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2514 on: February 11, 2019, 11:34:14 AM »
No, you're right, it's crap. Bad design choices and little errors that make it look cheap.

It's a digitally cleaned up version of the original I think. Looks fine on the original LP sleeve with all the little imperfections of the printing process.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2515 on: February 11, 2019, 07:44:05 PM »
It's been established that nobody here knows what a bad record sleeve looks like.

We should set a baseline we can all agree is terrible. Here’s my shout.



If we all agree, we can start using a scale. “Woo what a stinker - easily five MegaHarrisons!” you’ll say. Alternatively, we could describe albums as a Cloud 1-9, with “a Cloud-9” being the worst, and “a Cloud-1” being basically fine.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2516 on: February 14, 2019, 10:15:56 AM »
See... that isn't bad at all... it's perfunctory. Especially important is that the name of the artist and album are set at the top of the artwork to facilitate easy identification when you're flipping through CDs or LPs in a record rack. And then it's just a picture of the artist... standard.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2517 on: February 14, 2019, 10:55:29 AM »
It's perfectly acceptable from a design perspective. The aesthetic choices are horrible, of course, but I have a feeling at the time they were probably considered rather fetching.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2518 on: February 14, 2019, 11:32:23 AM »
It's been established that nobody here knows what a bad record sleeve looks like.



See... that isn't bad at all...

It's perfectly acceptable from a design perspective.

Look at it. Look at it. I have nothing more to add, it is a terrible cover regardless of whether or not it has the record name and artist on it. I like Led Zep IV and that has no text at all, but no one would consider that a bad cover.

Think on, folks - think on.

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Re: Terrible album covers
« Reply #2519 on: February 14, 2019, 11:51:29 AM »
I like Led Zep IV and that has no text at all, but no one would consider that a bad cover.

A good example of an exception which proves the rule; major artist, high profile at the time, guaranteed to sell by the bucketload, flaunts the rules.