Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Vindicator-There will be blood

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How much corn syrup and food coloring does it take to make a cheesy cover? Did this dude use the axe to shave his upper body? That would explain the blood and the lack of body hair. Even though you may think this was done in 1985, it was actually done last year as the cover for the album by retro-thrash act Vindicator.

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Sunday, May 17, 2009

Opiate for the masses-Manifesto

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Industrial band Opiate for the masses chose a slightly retro, military-tinged cover for "Manifesto". I like the simple images, the tones and even the style of the band logo and album title. Nothing new perhaps, but I look at it every time I pick up so they must have done something right.

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

Best and worst album covers of 2008

Here you go...

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My favorite cover was Soilent Green's Inevitable Collapse in the Presence of Conviction. It has sort of a 30's pulp cover look to it only a bit more strange. I love the colors and depth of the picture.

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My least favorite is Yngwie Malmsteen's Perpetual Flame. Perpetual foolishness is more like it. Rock star pose, open shirt, pooched mouth and fluffed up hair. And don't forget the flames coming off the guitar, no doubt because he is just playing so fast that the strings start blazing. Oh and look he made sure to show us that his guitar is actually plugged in. That's definitely a sign of a real virtuoso. What a joke. Some musicians grow old gracefully and some goofballs like Yngwie try to live in the past.

Have a great holiday and I hope that you have enjoyed our covers this week!

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Sunday, December 21, 2008

Best and worst album covers of 2008

For part of this upcoming week we will be posting about out favorite and least favorite album covers of 2008. Here is the schedule of who is posting and when.

Ray-Monday
Bob-Tuesday
David-Wednesday (or late Tuesday)
Mark-Thursday

Hope you enjoy them!

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

X-World/5-New Universal Order

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Now this certainly isn't the worst outer space/spaceship type cover of all time. However, considering it was done in 2008 you would think they could have done better. It looks like part of the old Battlestar Gallactica only the artist misjudged it and couldn't fit the whole thing on the cover. Or perhaps the band thought it would be a real clever idea if they had a spaceship advertising their band name on the side like it was a city bus or something.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Glyder-Playground for life

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If I were judging this band's style by their cover then my guess would be progressive rock due to the cluttered and slightly artsy feel. I would of course be wrong to some extent as Glyder have more of a classic rock sound although they are beginning to come into their own now. I am not thrilled by the cover, but the music is a different story as they are a very solid band. The two figures in the middle remind me some of the mimes from a scene in the 1989 Batman movie. I just hope no one in this cover pulls out a machine gun and starts shooting.

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Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Gama Bomb-Citizen Brain

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A couple of thoughts went through my head as I gazed intently at the cover of the latest album from Ireland's Gama Bomb. Such as....

"Is this a commentary on our Presidential Election?"

"Could one of the candidates really be a brain controlling a robotic mechanism with razor arms hiding in a human skin suit?"

"Am I out of Boo Berry cereal?"

"How stupid is Brett Favre?"

"Why am I looking at this hooey anyway?"

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Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Shame Club - Come on

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Much like the music contained on this 2008 release from St. Louis, Missouri's Shame Club, the cover is also a throwback to another time. A fairly simple drawing that has one at first thinking of covers from the late 1960's to the early 1970's. Sure, it's basic but something about the lack of color and the intensity of the fire and the movement of the steamboat appeals to me.

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