Worst Album Covers Ever.

Discussion in 'General Discussion archive 2005 (read-only)' started by Codreanu, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Codreanu

    Codreanu Guest

    Worst album covers ever:
    http://www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/000302.html

    Worster[sic] album covers ever:
    http://www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/000590.html

    Museum of bad album covers:
    http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/
     
  2. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny Guest

    > Worst album covers ever:
    > http://www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/000302.html Worster[sic] album
    > covers ever:
    > http://www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/000590.html Museum of bad album
    > covers:
    > http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/

    Oh, The Country Church. Mulligan and O'Hare carry the torch. Wonderful.

    Sk.
     
  3. Codreanu

    Codreanu Guest

    > Worst album covers ever:
    > http://www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/000302.html Worster[sic] album
    > covers ever:
    > http://www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/000590.html Museum of bad album
    > covers:
    > http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/

    LOL! I have this one!
    http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/xiuxiuapromise.jpg

    That album contains, perhaps, Xiu Xiu's darkest, most melodramatic, moment -- the infamous "Ian Curtis Wishlist".

    For the brave who might be curious to hear the aural equivalent of that disturbing cover art I have uploaded said track.




    Ian Curtis Wishlist
     
  4. ham fisted

    ham fisted Guest

    has your brother set up the spy cam as planned? i'll post it on here and distribute the dvds on ebay

    shhhhh! she doesn't suspect a thing
     
  5. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny Guest

    > Oh, The Country Church. Mulligan and O'Hare carry the torch. Wonderful.

    > Sk.

    Here we go, see the link for a pic. As I recall, the lyrics for one of their finest songs "The Day The Donkey Derby Came To Town" go as follows:

    Mulligan & O'Hare - The Day The Donkey Derby Came To Town

    The day the Donkey Derby came to town
    People came to see from miles around
    But us, we didn't see who won the race
    As the supergroup The Who
    Descended from the sky
    And squirted tartar lemon in our face

    Pure lyrical genius. Now, how about "Obscured by a plate-fungus"?

    Sk.




    http://www.ff.e-mansion.com/~phobos/Smells/S1E2MO1.jpg
     
  6. Uncleskinny

    Uncleskinny Guest

    Re: has your brother set up the spy cam as planned? i'll post it on here and distribute the dvds on

    > shhhhh! she doesn't suspect a thing

    I'll have a word with him Ian. At least he'll let me design the cover or summat.

    Sk.
     
  7. ~Bertie

    ~Bertie Guest

    LOL that Tiny Tim one is awful... here is my pick

    http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/riot.jpg
     
  8. ~Bertie

    ~Bertie Guest

    > LOL! I have this one!
    > http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/xiuxiuapromise.jpg That album
    > contains, perhaps, Xiu Xiu's darkest, most melodramatic, moment -- the
    > infamous "Ian Curtis Wishlist".

    > For the brave who might be curious to hear the aural equivalent of that
    > disturbing cover art I have uploaded said track.

    That cover screams -- humiliation, exploitation, poverty, seediness... . I don't like it. The child-like body of that man coupled with the plush toy makes it an image that pedophiles might be interested in. But, maybe it is my own bias -- my own expectations of what a man should look like, and how he should act.

    It is a good image to stimulate discussions on gender.
     
  9. ~Bertie

    ~Bertie Guest

    Absolutely hideous, lol.
     
  10. Codreanu

    Codreanu Guest

    Re: LOL that Tiny Tim one is awful... here is my pick

    > http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/riot.jpg

    These are my favorite.

    Front:
    http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/menudo.jpg

    Back:
    http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/menudoback.jpg

    Speaking of Godawful '80's pop-culture, does anyone else besides me remember the obnoxious commercial for Alfonso Ribeiro's 'Breakin' Board'?

    Little wonder Carlton on "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire" was of small stature -- such a mortifying incident would stunt the growth of most anyone.
     
  11. Codreanu

    Codreanu Guest

    > That cover screams -- humiliation, exploitation, poverty, seediness... . I
    > don't like it. The child-like body of that man coupled with the plush toy
    > makes it an image that pedophiles might be interested in.

    Which is PRECISELY why the cover was selected -- I cannot suffer it either.

    It was Jamie Stewart's claim that the photograph somehow illustrated the theme of the record.

    More, from an interview:

    Pitchfork: What's up with the album cover?

    Jamie: [Laughs] It's a funny story. It's kind of long, though.

    Pitchfork: We do long-form interviews-- go ahead!

    Jamie: Okay. About two years ago, I had this little recording studio. I had wanted to take this trip to Vietnam, and I wanted to think of ways that I could save up enough money to do it. So I had a bunch of recording equipment and I basically just opened a recording studio in my house and recorded all the really fucking awful punk rock and ska bands in the neighborhood. So I saved up a ton of money, and then I took this trip by myself to go to Vietnam. I was going by myself, so whatever, I thought it would be funny if I took this little rubber baby with me and I put the baby in different places and I took pictures of it. And I thought it would be fun and possibly interesting/disturbing.

    By the end of the trip, I was staying in Hanoi, and I'd heard that there was this really famous gay cruising lake in Hanoi, and I was like, "Oh, fuck, man, what's the gay cruising scene in Hanoi all about? I can't miss this!" [Laughs] So I was walking around the lake, and I get cruised by this guy. And I'm sort of freaked out, you know? Culturally, I don't understand what's appropriate and not appropriate for this kind of thing, and getting cruised in any situation is dicey, let alone on an opposite hemisphere. So I'm kind of talking to this guy and he's like, "Want to go to a gay bar?" And I'm all like, "Oh, fuck, man, a gay bar in Hanoi! I've got to check it out!" And he's like, "Okay, tell me where it is and we'll go," and I was like, "Shit, this guy doesn't know anything."

    At this point, we'd been in a dark area. We got into the light, and I realized that it was basically this younger homeless guy. His clothes were really ripped up and shitty looking, and I started empathizing. I mean, this wasn't just somebody trying to get laid, it's a young hustler kid. And I'm obviously really broke, and if he's hustling white tourists, then his life isn't going to be that great. So he kept asking me to take him back to my hotel and fuck him and give him money, and I was like, "Noooo way, not going to happen!" And he just would not let up on asking me to take him back to my hotel. So I realize that he's just, like, super desperate and poor. So I get this very questionable idea into my head of, "How can I give this guy some money, not have sex with him, but also have this totally fucking... weird, and possibly very wrong kind of experience?"

    I asked him, "I've been doing a lot of pictures on the trip. How about we go back to my hotel room and I take some naked pictures of you holding this baby?" And he's all like, "Yeah, okay, whatever." I could've said to him, "Let's go play basketball." And I'm feeling really squirrely and weird about this, you know? "Am I exploiting this guy?" "Is it art?" Whatever. "Maybe I'm doing something good, because he'll get a bunch of money and he doesn't have to do something that could potentially be unsafe. But, will this be totally humiliating to him? How's he gonna feel about this?" But sometimes, you've got to do the wrong thing.

    So we go back to my hotel room, and the whole thing lasts maybe about five minutes. And he asks me if he can take a shower, and he takes off his clothes and he's got scars and cuts and burns all over him-- he's obviously lived a shitty, fucking hard life. And I start taking pictures of him holding the baby, and he starts stripping and taking off his clothes. I told him I was going to use them for something eventually, and he didn't seem to care at all. In a lot of the pictures, he was trying to look really, really sexy. And it was so many weird feelings-- it was really touching that he was just trying to do his job, you know? "Right now, my job is a sex worker, and I'm going to try to do my fucking hard job, even though I'm with a total fucking weird-ass guy who wants to take pictures of me with this baby." And at the same time, here's this guy who's maybe 20, and obviously been beat the shit out of a bunch of times-- this is how his life turned out. Really hard to watch. And also, sometimes just fucking hilarious-- here's this fucking naked dude trying to look hot holding this baby? [Laughs]

    You know, it was very confusing and really weird. And then afterwards, I paid him way more money than I said I would, because I felt like an asshole and really guilty and weird about the whole thing. And he, like, immediately asked for three times more money. He went into hustler mode right away. And I can't really blame the guy. I really didn't have any more, but I gave him tons and tons and tons. Amazingly, the dude's name was Hang. Which is kind of... ironic and horrible and great, maybe?
     
  12. ~Bertie

    ~Bertie Guest

    "Really hard to watch. And also, sometimes just fucking hilarious-- here's this fucking naked dude trying to look hot holding this baby? [Laughs]"

    OK. I guess I hit the nail on the head with my comments. That guy is sick! I don't think exploiting another human being for any reason, is funny at all. That is pathetic.
     
  13. ~Bertie

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  14. Codreanu

    Codreanu Guest

    > "Really hard to watch. And also, sometimes just fucking hilarious--
    > here's this fucking naked dude trying to look hot holding this baby?
    > [Laughs]"

    > OK. I guess I hit the nail on the head with my comments. That guy is sick!
    > I don't think exploiting another human being for any reason, is funny at
    > all. That is pathetic.

    I am in complete agreement; the man is morally derelect -- there is a pronounced pleat of decadence and ethical sepsis throughout much of his work, not to mention the rumours of often perverse onstage antics. That being said, J. Stewart is an artificer of such profoundly moving and harrowing music that it behooves one to dip and stir their toes into the emotional muck on occasion, without flinching.

    Taking care, of course, to commend one's soul to God.
     
  15. ~Bertie

    ~Bertie Guest

    > I am in complete agreement; the man is morally derelect -- there is a
    > pronounced pleat of decadence and ethical sepsis throughout much of his
    > work, not to mention the rumours of often perverse onstage antics. That
    > being said, J. Stewart is an artificer of such profoundly moving and
    > harrowing music that it behooves one to dip and stir their toes into the
    > emotional muck on occasion, without flinching.

    > Taking care, of course, to commend one's soul to God.

    OK. You have sold me! I am going to listen to the song that you posted.
     
  16. Carol

    Carol Guest

    > Worst album covers ever:
    > http://www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/000302.html Worster[sic] album
    > covers ever:
    > http://www.cenedella.com/stone/archives/000590.html Museum of bad album
    > covers:
    > http://www.zonicweb.net/badalbmcvrs/

    Thanks for the laugh. I needed it.
     
  17. ~Bertie

    ~Bertie Guest

    Ian Curtis Wishlist

    Very intense.

    BTW, Betty Boo loves Joy Division, hehe.
     
  18. Codreanu

    Codreanu Guest

    Re: Ian Curtis Wishlist

    > Very intense.

    > BTW, Betty Boo loves Joy Division, hehe.

    At one time Joy Division was my favorite band (next to Moz/The Smiths of course). Hmmm...maybe then she would enjoy this bleak little track titled simply "Joy Division" from the concept album "The Alcohol Eps".
    http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=33K082KEA0YSL39E071GN13BA2

    A review:

    The Alcohol EPs [Silber, 2002]
    from Beta Music

    The song book about alcohol runneth over. Through the ages, artists and musicians have sought the spirit as lubricant and muse, extolling its faithfulness as a pick-me-up, and weeping over its slippery treachery. Nick Lowe mooned about Milk And Alcohol, Doc Pomus cleverly nicknamed it "the Doctor" in Send for the Doctor, John Lee Hooker wailed over its disinhibiting effect on Mad Man Blues.

    The Alcohol EPs are a slightly different kettle of fish. A trio of EPs by three young emerging musicians, its overall mood is funereal and somber. You're not going to get any revelry and carousing here.

    The first set of songs comes from Remora aka Brian John Mitchell. Favoring feverish one-chord guitar strumming, Remora's songs trap desperation and hopelessness, clinging to these emotions like a mad man clutches his Old Testament. If a title like I Told Jesus Christ How Much I Love Her was intended to be funny, the rest aren't, they're downright scary. Oblivion, Joy Division, First Call, Hope Is Gone are all dark vehicles.

    But Jon DeRosa's Pale Horse and Rider allows some sweet relief to creep in, thankfully. He departs from his old work with experimental project Aarktica, injecting folky, country-tinged Americana into his song arrangements, and invoking, at times, a pared-down Son Volt. Bruises Like Badges is the best song out of the four gems he contributes.

    The final young guitarist is Nathan Amundson, an Alaskan who now lives in Duluth, Minnesota. Amundson tasted minor fame as Rivulets when his debut album was picked up by minimalist folk trio Low. Over quiet acoustic guitar and whispery vocals, Amundson comes across like a ragged young Elliott Smith. His Your Light and How It Shined is an example of his prodigious talent.

    If you drink, don't drive. Let someone else do it. Also, for goodness' sake, take this spooky CD out of your car stereo.

    And here is something relevant for you, Bertie: "Sick of Food" by American Music Club -- Mark Eitzel was once asked what this song was about. He said that it was about Karen Carpenter. She could not cut herself off from the problems of love, so she cut herself off from food. It was one key element of life for another.
    http://s44.yousendit.com/d.aspx?id=0PBC126CAU6GD2PDLP0BOBZ879
     
  19. ~Bertie

    ~Bertie Guest

    Joy Division

    This is very somber.

    Cod, it is weird, but the more I embrace these dark feelings, the more alive I feel. I don't FEEL more depressed listening to these sad songs and passages that you have posted. But rather, I feel more connected to the world -- to my own thoughts and sense of awareness. Does this make any sense?
     
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