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Offline steve ridgway

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3740 on: February 27, 2021, 07:51:56 AM »
That reminded me of a gag on The Simpsons:



LOL.😂
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3741 on: February 27, 2021, 08:24:59 AM »
Again you've picked one that I don't really see anything wrong with.

I knew nothing about Ruders opera. Here is some info:
http://blog.blo.org/a-deep-dive-into-poul-ruders-the-handmaids-tale-part-ii



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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3742 on: February 27, 2021, 08:25:45 AM »
The late Chick Corea's album covers ran the gamut, from attractive to...this:


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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3743 on: February 27, 2021, 12:28:58 PM »
The late Chick Corea's album covers ran the gamut, from attractive to...this:



What's wrong with that?
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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3744 on: February 27, 2021, 01:30:09 PM »
Everything!  :D :D :D

All the adaptations (puppets, animations, films and other commercial merchandising rubbish) of De Smurfen/ Schtroumpfs/ Smurfs are really bad and very ugly.
The original Peyo drawings are fine and often funny.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3745 on: February 27, 2021, 01:52:31 PM »
(Old fashioned) stage make up isn't suited to close up photography




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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3746 on: February 27, 2021, 02:00:50 PM »
The late Chick Corea's album covers ran the gamut, from attractive to...this:


Augh!!!! lol

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3747 on: February 28, 2021, 08:41:11 AM »
So why have they used a photo of the Moon when it’s neither a movement in the work nor a planet? :-\

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3748 on: February 28, 2021, 09:14:48 AM »
Everything!  :D :D :D

All the adaptations (puppets, animations, films and other commercial merchandising rubbish) of De Smurfen/ Schtroumpfs/ Smurfs are really bad and very ugly.
The original Peyo drawings are fine and often funny.



I liked them when I was a child. At first they were called 'snøvserne' here, but a local author complained about it, since he had already written children's books about a different creature also called a 'snøvs', and their name was then quickly changed into 'smølferne' ... they did develop into something less gracious and more heavily commercialized with the passage of time; albums have been released at least until 2017 ...

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3749 on: February 28, 2021, 09:29:09 AM »
So why have they used a photo of the Moon when it’s neither a movement in the work nor a planet? :-\



The pictures from Mariner 4 (1965) around Mars are not stunning.  The first flyby of Mercury was by Mariner 10 in 1974.  Most planets wouldn't have flybys and great photographs until much later.  If you're dealing with an old lp they didn't a deep collection of stunning photographs of our planets like they do now.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3750 on: February 28, 2021, 10:54:53 AM »
OK - but there are many other sources of (historical) inspiration.





Or use oversized confetti !






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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3751 on: February 28, 2021, 11:29:12 AM »
On could surely build a "The Planets" LP collection, just on the basis/subject of the varied covers and their content/attitude.

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3752 on: February 28, 2021, 01:31:23 PM »
I liked them when I was a child. At first they were called 'snøvserne' here, but a local author complained about it, since he had already written children's books about a different creature also called a 'snøvs', and their name was then quickly changed into 'smølferne' ... they did develop into something less gracious and more heavily commercialized with the passage of time; albums have been released at least until 2017 ...
I hadn't realized that they were created so long ago (no insult intended to you MT!).  I had thought that they were a much more modern creation?

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3753 on: February 28, 2021, 01:32:58 PM »
So why have they used a photo of the Moon when it’s neither a movement in the work nor a planet? :-\


So, just curious, when were the first photos of Mars?

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3754 on: February 28, 2021, 02:11:11 PM »
On could surely build a "The Planets" LP collection, just on the basis/subject of the varied covers and their content/attitude.

Wikipedia article on Peyo: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyo

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Re: Worst looking CD/LP artwork
« Reply #3755 on: February 28, 2021, 02:43:43 PM »
Wikipedia article on Peyo: https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peyo

I preferred his other comic strip venture, Johan et Pirlouit. The stories intersect, as the Smurfs appear in half a dozen J&P stories.  :)