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May 7, 2023 at 23:32 in reply to: New Motorpsycho Album 16.06.23 #41344
Thanks, Vegard!May 7, 2023 at 22:52 in reply to: New Motorpsycho Album 16.06.23 #41342
^^^ Haha, that photo! Is nobody going to mention the obvious inspiration for that one? Sorry, I’m not able to post it from my phone.November 29, 2022 at 18:41 in reply to: Motorpsycho Tribute Series #40801
I’d forgotten about this by now. Still no news?November 26, 2022 at 09:30 in reply to: Phanerothyme re-issue #40789
It’s still Kim’s artwork, they just seem to have switched things around. Wouldn’t be the first time.May 10, 2022 at 19:22 in reply to: Motorpsycho Tribute Series #39474
Finally! :MPD: While we’re waiting, anyone up for wild guesses about who the surprise artist might be?February 28, 2022 at 19:58 in reply to: s'Numbness – German quote in the beginning #39610
Reeeally OT, but as for the German connection: Snah's momâ€™s birthplace is apparently in todayâ€™s Czech Republic, even though she is indeed German. This little oddity briefly mentions her family fleeing from Sudetenland to Germany when she was a child â€“ some time after WW2, I guess.February 11, 2022 at 07:01 in reply to: Frode Sander Ã˜ien / Snah new album #39585
Great stuff!January 15, 2022 at 22:59 in reply to: Motorpsycho Tribute Series #39463
Come to think of it, Iâ€™m quite sure the label in question was Sweet Nothing â€“ just to finish that detour.
Hmm, all of this reminds me that this was quite a troublesome release. Barracuda was supposed to be released on Manâ€™s Ruin, which also meant Frank Kozik would have designed the cover, but the band backed off after someone (possibly Kozik himself) leaked the mini album (with a slightly different collection of songs) online. Also, there was talk at the time about a British label (the name escapes me) putting out Vanishing Point on a 7â€, which sadly never happened.
Probably the latter, then. Hereâ€™s the story, I remember a lot of us being bummed out by the final result, having already seen the Â«originalÂ» Barracuda cover (which wasnâ€™t so original after all, haha).
Yup, it was the mirror image of this, with the tribal on the license plate.
Edit: No idea about the rest, though, or if it was supposed to be a gatefold cover to begin with.
That one is imho not so much ugly as itâ€™s just plain wrong and looks more like a Turbonegro boxset.
@Aki: I canâ€™t speak for the band, but â€¦ well, I might appreciate the Â«still lifeÂ» tradition taken into a modern expression, in this case with the hard flash photography aesthetics that was trending a few years ago. Still, I personally find this one butt ugly, and even if Kim put a lot of effort into it, I can easily imagine the band seeing the front cover and going Â«ok, so this is how much you care?Â». Or Â«A moldy apple and some random vegetables on the floor in ugly lighting, thatâ€™s a good representation of these songs to you, Kim?Â». If so, I wouldnâ€™t blame them.
The way I read it, Still Life With Eggplant was the â€˜insultingâ€™ one (I totally get that, tbh), and although Kim did more covers after that one, it was no longer with carte blanche. My interpretation, I could be wrong..