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Barkmarket – Vegas Throat (1992)

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Editor’s Choice: September 24, 2012

Below are 10 noteworthy album covers that were posted to the AAX gallery last week. They were selected simply because I found them to be interesting or a valuable addition to the gallery. They are listed in no particular order.

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Search for the Worst: Warrior by Ke$ha

I really did not believe that the cover art used by pop singer Ke$ha could get louder and tackier than what we’ve seen for her past projects. The good news is that the glitter is gone. However, it has been replaced by acid neon colors that haven’t been seen since Wham! bounced around on stage in the 1980s.

The photograph looks like they took Ke$ha out to a vacant lot in Phoenix, dressed in a luminous, plastic breast plate left over from Comic Con 2008. Then, they decided to liven it up in Photoshop. The makeup and styling are horrific. Ke$ha looks as if she’s either suffering from sunstroke or extreme boredom. It isn’t even quite bad enough to be campy. It is definitely one of the worst album covers of the year.

Warrior is scheduled to be released on December 4, 2012.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd concerned about racism associated with Confederate flag

According to articles published by several online sources, Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington, has sparked angered some of the band’s fans over comments he made about the Confederate flag.

In a CNN interview earlier this month, Rossington said that the flag had been hijacked by racists and, in the process, become detached from it’s original meaning as a symbol of rebelliousness and states’ rights. As a result, he said, he was concerned about the band being associated with the flag lest people get the wrong idea.
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The band has often displayed the flag at their performances and it appears on several of their album covers. What is not really mentioned in the recent articles is that there are many violent white supremacist bands that display the Confederate flag. There are actually FBI and other government agents who track those bands as possible domestic terrorists. I really don’t blame Lynyrd Skynyrd for wanting to distance themselves from that.

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Peter Blake designs album cover for Madness

Sir Peter Blake has designed the cover for the 10th studio album by English ska band Madness. Blake is the pop artist who is best known for creating the iconic cover art for The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (right). He has also designed album covers for Oasis and Paul Weller.

The artwork for Oui Oui Si Si Ja Ja Da Da, features a list of several titles that were supposedly considered for the album and then crossed off the list. The rejected titles include The 10 Commandments, Doolally, Dial M For Madness, Men of Steel, Circus Freaks, and The Rake’s Progress. Blake’s signature appears rather conspicuously under the actual title, which is the word “yes” in various languages. I’m not sure if the whole thing is supposed to be ironic or not.

Madness recently performed at the Olympics closing ceremony. The new album is scheduled to be released on October 30, 2012.

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Wacky Album Cover of the Evening


Zak Morgan – The Barber of the Beasts (2012)

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The Rolling Stones – Grrr! (2012)

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Revisited as Vintage: Now That’s What I Call Music!

For this edition of Revisited as Vintage, I take a look at the Now That’s What I Call Music! series. The series has become known for using bright and color seasonal cover art. Imagine what it would have looked like in 1954.

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Christina Aguilera channels Marilyn Monroe for cover of new single

Pop singer Christina Aguilera revealed the cover art for her new single, Your Body, via Twitter and her official Facebook page yesterday. The photograph used for the cover was obviously inspired by those produced during the June 1962 photo shoot of the late Marilyn Monroe by photographer Bert Stern (right).

The Monroe photo shoot was commissioned by Vogue magazine just six weeks before the actress’s death. In 1982, Stern published over 2,500 images in his book The Last Sitting. The most memorable are the images of Monroe posing nude behind a sheer pink scarf.

The problem with using such an iconic image of Marilyn Monroe as inspiration for cover art is that nothing really compares to Monroe. Even 50 years later, there is something special about Marilyn that even a beautiful woman like Aguilera can’t match. The photographer did a great job of matching the color and tone of the original. What is missing is the matchless beauty of Marilyn Monroe.

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Editor’s Choice: September 10, 2012

Below are 10 noteworthy album covers that were posted to the AAX gallery last week. They were selected simply because I found them to be interesting or a valuable addition to the gallery. They are listed in no particular order.

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