What is your favourite EC album sleeve?

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What is your favourite EC album sleeve?

Postby verbal gymnastics » Thu Aug 07, 2003 9:57 am

Looking at a comment made by Noise Radio in another thread (Seen the new North EC pics?) ie My favorite all time cover picture is Brutal Youth, though, it made me wonder what everyone's fave cover is.

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Postby migdd » Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:43 am

King of America without a doubt.
The sleeve to NORTH has a lot of potential, though. Must have a thing for black&white photos!?!

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Postby pip_52 » Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:47 am

Im partial to This Year's Model myself . . .

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Postby noiseradio » Thu Aug 07, 2003 11:01 am

I like TYM as a record more than any other. And I adore the cover photo. It's my favorite that shows EC as a grownup. But that picture on the cover of Brutal Youth, with his as a little boy and his friend-I don't know. It makes me laugh evry time I see it. It reminds me of my own childhood. It's probably just a nostalgia thing. For composition, as in the best achievement in design, I'd probably go with Almost Blue.
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Postby spooky girlfriend » Thu Aug 07, 2003 11:05 am

King of America. :)

But I love the way he looks on the sleeve of TJL. I really go for that intellectual look. :wink:

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Postby Gillibeanz » Thu Aug 07, 2003 11:34 am

Spike!
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Postby so lacklustre » Thu Aug 07, 2003 12:39 pm

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Postby migdd » Thu Aug 07, 2003 1:08 pm

Gillibeanz-
The cover to SPIKE is hilarious and a real attention-getter!
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Postby mood swung » Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:12 pm

for sentimental reasons, My Aim Is True. I just saw it and had to have it. It was like someone had thrown out a lifeline to me.
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Postby costellopunk » Thu Aug 07, 2003 3:47 pm

i love the cover of almost blue. tym comes in at a distant second.
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Postby the poisoner » Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:37 pm

for me, i like my aim is true
some of it for nostalgia , and then i love checkerboard design.
aim was my first exposure to elvis(the real elvis). i geuss it was 1979 and my soon-to-be girlfriend had a cassette tape of it. some thing just grabbed me and then went i went off to college, picked up get happy and this year's model, and never looked back.

k of a is second. in 1985/6 that is exactly how i looked. i had a concert shirt with that picture on it and was asked numerous times if that was me.
(not that they actually thought i was him, they did not know of him)
oh, i useta be disgusted
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Postby BlueChair » Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:45 pm

Imperial Bedroom.. I'm all about abstract art :D

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Postby laughingcrow » Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:57 pm

Blood and Chocolate

What is it? I don't know... but it's so rich in colour and full of passion...

incidentally, why does the Armed Forces US cover not have the elephants? Is it something to do with the elphant being the emblem for the republican party...and it's a really un-republican album?


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Postby Watching_Detectives » Thu Aug 07, 2003 5:45 pm

I like MAIT. It's almost nauseating. It's great! The checkerboard pattern is cool. TYM and Trust are tied at second, though.

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Postby noiseradio » Thu Aug 07, 2003 6:00 pm

I think they wanted to go with a art-y cover for the US. Something that looked like Pollack. I hate the US cover. When I bought the reissue, I flipped the insert over so that the elephants would show.
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Postby girl out of time » Thu Aug 07, 2003 8:26 pm

this year´s model & brutal youth are among my faves
north is also great!
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Postby oily slick » Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:17 pm

north does look good. but at this point it is almost blue. although KOA is the funniest.
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Postby bobster » Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:36 pm

This is an easy one for me...Trust!

Must be the old movie connection.

Also, I'm not gay or anything, but there's something about Elvis's ears on the cover of that....

:? :shock: :?
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Postby bobster » Thu Aug 07, 2003 10:37 pm

This is an easy one for me...Trust!

Must be the old movie connection.

Also, I'm not gay or anything, but there's something about Elvis's ears in that cover photo....

:shock: :?
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Postby noiseradio » Thu Aug 07, 2003 11:10 pm

Gee bob, you denied being gay twice. We believe you...
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Postby SweetPear » Fri Aug 08, 2003 12:50 am

TYM is by far the coolest.
I also like IB. And there's something about B&C...I think it's the shade of red...I don't know. I just like it. I have a small (actually album sized) poster of it matted and framed. I also like the pics of the band on the flip side. I have an 8x10 black and white glossy publicity photo of the headshot of EC.
I like the black and white on the cover of MAIT and how Elvis is spelled out in all the little squares.
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Postby mood swung » Fri Aug 08, 2003 7:57 am

noiseradio wrote:
When I bought the reissue, I flipped the insert over so that the elephants would show.


we're all very proud of you. :lol:

actually, I would've done that too, except I lost the stupid booklet.
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Postby bambooneedle » Fri Aug 08, 2003 11:03 am

King Of America. What a nerve, and that expression is priceless. Notice his fancy jacket especially on the other photograph.

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Postby bobster » Mon Aug 11, 2003 6:34 pm

You got me, there, Noise on the double-post and whole gay denial thing.

Don't know how these things happen...except that it was just that one time and I was really drunk, okay!
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Postby tokyo vogue » Mon Aug 11, 2003 9:19 pm

i recently bought the vinyl version of Spike and the cover scares me a little bit.


i absolutely love cover art. one of the things that's always disappointed me about EC is that his album covers tend to be either kinda cheesy or alarming. dunno, maybe that's just me. that said, i like the cover of TYM, and North looks good from here.



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