Author Topic: Terrible album covers thread Part 2  (Read 8393 times)

Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #90 on: March 16, 2020, 09:26:44 AM »
That seems to be the logical, if unfortunate, 40 year progression from Machine Gun Etiquette.



The Damned were always wacky and cartoonish and a bit end of pier, I don't see the Margate cover as offbrand or a 'how the mighty have fallen' moment. If anything, it was the eras where they were closer to taking themselves seriously (ie the two phases where Captain Sensible had left) that are the aberrations. Even then they weren't above daft moments like the 'Gigolo' video with Vanian wearing a mortar board while stuffed animals rained down on him. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F41oY5CXpAE

Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2020, 09:58:05 AM »
Looks alright to me. Of course, its futuristic vibe will be totally at odds with his boring old git rock.

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #92 on: March 16, 2020, 10:31:16 AM »
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Heh! If only he'd start aping Actress's music as well, we'd be getting somewhere.

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2020, 01:05:12 PM »
Heh! If only he'd start aping Actress's music as well, we'd be getting somewhere.
You might be pleasantly surprised.

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #94 on: March 16, 2020, 03:35:39 PM »
Middle bit of that Julian House vid seems to be sampling from Witch Cults. And that's a good thing.

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #95 on: March 17, 2020, 12:14:18 AM »
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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #96 on: March 17, 2020, 12:44:34 AM »
There has never been a good album cover featuring the artist(s) holding electric instruments that aren’t plugged in.

It is the ultimate “bring your guitar to the photo shoot mate yeah well we took 500 photos and this was the best one alright well fuck it we will make it work” move.

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #97 on: March 17, 2020, 09:52:23 PM »

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #98 on: March 18, 2020, 07:46:39 AM »
There has never been a good album cover featuring the artist(s) holding electric instruments that aren’t plugged in.

It is the ultimate “bring your guitar to the photo shoot mate yeah well we took 500 photos and this was the best one alright well fuck it we will make it work” move.



Do parody covers count? Because this one is fucking cool as fuck.

Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #99 on: March 18, 2020, 09:58:33 AM »
The shoes are a nice touch.

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #100 on: March 18, 2020, 11:52:10 AM »
Yeah that's been posted in the wrong thread

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #101 on: March 18, 2020, 12:24:58 PM »
I’ve never noticed Nick Drake isn’t wearing his shoes on the cover of Bryter Layter. Isn’t that odd. Hmm.

Nags - that’s a nice cover, but only inasmuch as it is basically the ND one with a different instrument so I’m going to claim my tenuous point still stands.

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #102 on: March 18, 2020, 05:33:28 PM »
Yeah that's been posted in the wrong thread

It was a response to yer man Ferris saying there's never been a good album cover featuring an instrument that's not plugged in.

Nags - that’s a nice cover, but only inasmuch as it is basically the ND one with a different instrument so I’m going to claim my tenuous point still stands.


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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #103 on: March 18, 2020, 05:40:35 PM »
It was a response to yer man Ferris saying there's never been a good album cover featuring an instrument that's not plugged in.


Oh yeah was just gilding the lily!

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #104 on: March 18, 2020, 05:55:10 PM »


Vampire bloke (real/fake Dave vANIAN?) on our left going 'Tssk.


Is there a fake Dave Vanian?!

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #105 on: March 20, 2020, 01:04:26 AM »
Dunno if it was in the previous thread but this is ace. Can't decide whether this is belongs in this thread or the Great Album Covers thread. It's fucking brilliant. Can only assume she took a bunch of photos for an album cover photo shoot then decided to use the worst one as a joke.


This Diana Ross live album belongs much more firmly in this thread though.

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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #106 on: April 03, 2020, 01:30:29 PM »


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Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #107 on: April 03, 2020, 01:32:28 PM »
This Diana Ross live album belongs much more firmly in this thread though.


That'd be great if it wasn't for the crappy ticket thing in the corner.

Re: Terrible album covers thread Part 2
« Reply #108 on: April 03, 2020, 01:55:16 PM »
Dunno if it was in the previous thread but this is ace. Can't decide whether this is belongs in this thread or the Great Album Covers thread. It's fucking brilliant. Can only assume she took a bunch of photos for an album cover photo shoot then decided to use the worst one as a joke.



I actually like that, aside from the text

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