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Teenagersintokyo do it live, Album Covers Die, Snowman on Pitchfork.

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Nothing witty about that headline. How disappointing.

Just read this article. Thought provoking, if nothing else, although I don’t think album covers are dead at all. I’m still anti the MP3 generation and I love my tangible, physical products, but it’s not technology killing album covers, that’s an easy excuse. It’s over saturation, lack of ideas, and apathy on the consumers part more likely. Meh. Read on, and leave a comment saying what your favourite album cover art is, if you can narrow it down. I can’t narrow it down, so I’ll just go with Poodle Hat by Weird Al.

LNaP’s favourite gothic surf rock four piece from Perth, Snowman, got a ‘recommended‘ by Pitchfork which is the Indie world’s Olympic Silver Medal. Well done kids, you’re winners in our eyes.

On Saturday night I went with Mr Tragic ‘Todd’ Ether to see Sydney quintet Teenagersintokyo. Despite some shenanigans involving DJ’s and opening bands, the gig went off, and Transit’s run of packed out indie gigs with lines up the street continues. Definately a lot more intense than the last time I saw them, but I don’t know if it was them or the gin and tonic’s I’d been drinking. There are some god awful photos on my flickr, but instead of going to the trouble of embedding a link somewhere in the article, you can just click the link on the right hand side of the page.

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  1. Favourite album covers? While I do dig Weird Al’s “Poodle Hat”, I am currently loving the cover from Kraftwerk’s “Trans Europe Express”. Google it, I can’t be bothered working out how to link form comments. Or just imagine four geeky looking German guys in suits and bad basin haircuts looking like a 1950’s lounge jazz ensemble, then add airbrushing. If you know Kraftwerk’s sound, it just doesn’t fit. It’s so anachronistic, it’s funny.

    Of all time, barring the inevitable mention of Tool and their holographic/stereographic/insert weird optical trick here covers, it tends to be difficult. Covers tend to be either bland (anything with solely the title and band name on the front, or even worse, a photo of the band), arty (NIN, Air, Orbital, Pink Floyd), shocking (Spinal Tap’s “Sniff the Glove”, anyone?), or they’re meant to be funny (the aforementioned Poodle Hat).

    One that ticks (technically) all four of these boxes is “Windowlicker”, byt Aphex Twin. Look it up, you’ll understand what I mean.

    Deus ex Macarena

    August 22, 2008 at 2:30 am


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