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11 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

this wasn't a popular one

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Wow.

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12 minutes ago, eFestivals said:

this wasn't a popular one

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 It is a pretty ugly baby tbf.  Even by baby standards. 

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15 hours ago, fatyeti24 said:

 It is a pretty ugly baby tbf.  Even by baby standards. 

It's basically me sticking my head out of my tent on the Monday morning

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Not the worst cover in the world but I love that the drummer missed the photo shoot because he was on holiday do they just slapped on a little picture of him.

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57 minutes ago, Gnomicide said:

Not the worst cover in the world but I love that the drummer missed the photo shoot because he was on holiday do they just slapped on a little picture of him.

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That's brilliant :D

Also I love the proto death metal font they have used.

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NWOBHM 'classic'. This ticks a number of boxes; none-more sexist band name, generic clichéd album title, terrible cover design, equally shit quality of the artwork, useless font. 

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On 11 July 2018 at 11:31 PM, cammie81 said:

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Their first album was a great debut. With a great minimalist cover appropriate for its time (imho).

They took the concept too far with this though. Remember thinking at the time "that's bollocks that is".

I mean? That's crappier than having a crappy photo isn't it?

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On 12 July 2018 at 5:44 PM, Fishman said:

Ha - I'm secretly impressed that you know this.

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Loved this album. Had tickets for them live the day after the night of the great storm of October (insert year here, 84? Mid Eighties definitely. Just googled it. '87. Fuck me). Our train home was cancelled and me and my GF of the time had to do the "her hitchiking while I hid in the bushes" thing to get home. Honest to god the bloke gave us the "cash, ass or grass" speech after about a minute. We scarpered out at some convenient traffic lights.

Thanks for reminding me. Hadn't remembered that for ages :)

Did anybody ever get a copy of said album (or copy of a copy) that didn't have that "bad pressing" faint echo of everything going on? Or was that deliberate and part of the gag?

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I like a lot of these covers.  Even when they're objectively shit, a lot stand out.  The Kevin Rowland album, for instance - it's not exactly beautiful, but it's memorable.

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25 minutes ago, stuartbert two hats said:

I like a lot of these covers.  Even when they're objectively shit, a lot stand out.  The Kevin Rowland album, for instance - it's not exactly beautiful, but it's memorable.

It's definitely memorable to me.  I wish it wasn't though!  I could say the same of a few others too, mainly from my Teenage Heavy Metal Phase (THMP).  Metal does seem to be well represented in this thread.

 

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9 minutes ago, fatyeti24 said:

It's definitely memorable to me.  I wish it wasn't though!  I could say the same of a few others too, mainly from my Teenage Heavy Metal Phase (THMP).  Metal does seem to be well represented in this thread.

 

Hair metal anyway! 

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1 minute ago, Quark said:

Hair metal anyway! 

Yeah, true.  Some of the stuff I listened to would maybe bring down this thread's light-hearted tone :D 

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Just now, fatyeti24 said:

Yeah, true.  Some of the stuff I listened to would maybe bring down this thread's light-hearted tone :D 

You? Surely not :lol:

Fun fact: interestingly the concept of Iron Maiden's Eddie came from an early Derek Riggs sketch.  His original name was "Electric Matthew"

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The new Tom Grennan one struck me as a terrible album cover. Not in its content, just that it’s basically his press photo that he’s been using for a while made into a CD cover on MS Paint, like an old fashioned bootleg. I can only imagine all the CD’s said Memorex on them.

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those old enough will remember this series of tacky not-original-artists compilations...

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I think it could be a combination of this thread and listening to Johnny Walker's new Rock Show on Radio 2 but I've started listening to some of my old metal albums this week, Ozzy on Tuesday, Maiden & Priest last night. 

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None particularly horrific but definitely of their time. This on the other hand...

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6th form project from someone who got a D.

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Just now, eFestivals said:

those old enough will remember this series of tacky not-original-artists compilations...

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:D Same era as the Big D nuts cards they had in pubs.

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21 minutes ago, Gnomicide said:

I think it could be a combination of this thread and listening to Johnny Walker's new Rock Show on Radio 2 but I've started listening to some of my old metal albums this week, Ozzy on Tuesday, Maiden & Priest last night. 

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None particularly horrific but definitely of their time. This on the other hand...

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6th form project from someone who got a D.

That last one is just amazing. The Ozzy one is also objectively pretty bad.

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I like that Rob Halford started a band and became successful just so he could dress the way he wanted, in those less enlightened times. 

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10 minutes ago, Quark said:

That last one is just amazing. The Ozzy one is also objectively pretty bad.

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Now that's a genuinely shit album cover. Derivative, badly executed and not memorable.  Rubbish. 

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