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Spacey101 2:47pm, 26 August 2009
This months challenge, should you except it, is to take a shot that is inspired or recreates a classic album cover. What is a classic album cover? This could spark a lengthy debate, but wether your bag is Floyd or Wham as long as you give a link to the cover or name your influence we can be the judge of what is classic or not.
Usual rules apply, 3 entries per person, entries should be a square crop and the closing date is the September meeting.
tag your images: Albumcovereffrafc
Any pictures of a blank piece of paper passing off as, "The White Album" will be disqualified.
For those about to 'shoot' we salute you. See you on the other side.
stuwilliams 12 years ago
Great comp! No excuses for not entering this month :-)
.sam.antha. 12 years ago
nice!
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LauraKiora 12 years ago
I am in square heaven :)
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teddave 12 years ago
excellent work mr spacey. . . tricky but enticing. . . what did you win for yr grand entry for the last comp. . .
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teddave 12 years ago
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Spacey101 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Spacey101 (moderator) 12 years ago
A vintage lightmeter in full working order. Which will sit in pride of place on my mantel piece.
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teddave 12 years ago
oh babeee. . . sgt peppers it is. . . have to get me phone book out . . .
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teddave Posted 12 years ago. Edited by teddave (admin) 12 years ago
eh up spacey, for some complicated reason this is the next image i viewed on flickr - thought you might enjoy it
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LauraKiora 12 years ago
in order to recreate or be inspired by my favourite album covers i need some of the following:

2 or 3 dogs (pref hounds) or
10 people of various height wearing fancy dress or
a flight to montana

it's not that easy.
synonymous truck [deleted] 12 years ago
i have a kate bush favorite as well but i need a pair of leg warmers!
synonymous truck [deleted] 12 years ago
for my other fave i need 3 sombreros, a couple of stick on beards and a pistol
animated statement [deleted] 12 years ago
laura - trying to figure out what you're aiming for but can't guess. assuming at least one pearl jam cover in there.
we could get benji to bite a fence, or we could all do a mass hi-five?
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Spacey101 12 years ago
well I'm glad to see some planning is going ahead. I was begining to think this comp was going to go with a fizz rather than a bang. I need a flying pig. I'm going to create my first album cover this weekend. So come on get snapping.
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LauraKiora 12 years ago
Haha. Josie - you're so right about Kate Bush!
Matty - One of those is a PJ cover but not the ones you're thinking of. Hadn't thought about Benji posing as a sheep (that cover is not a dog, it's a sheep). The high five is my easy option.

I will be snapping, I can promise you. I am entering this competition with gusto!

Come on everyone else.
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teddave 12 years ago
sigh. . . its a brilliant idea and im being extremely lame about it. will turn brain on: promise
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Marwood Abroad Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Marwood Abroad (admin) 12 years ago
Anyone got a bright red blazer (and the willingness to stand in a Brockwell Park for a bit)?

It's not a well-known album but it should be considered a classic. ;)
wesleyb 12 years ago
I'm still trying to figure out how to make a baby swim after a dollar bill.
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the_moog 12 years ago
TIGERMILK
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the_moog 12 years ago
realtiger
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the_moog 12 years ago
STICKY FINGERS
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the_moog 12 years ago
realstickyfingers
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teddave 12 years ago
oooh! now im inspired. excellent moog. . .
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jonny2love 12 years ago
andy warhol
stuwilliams 12 years ago
Good work fellas! Sets the bench pretty high. I almost can't wait to get home to upload the effort I made on honeymoon. Although actually the wife took it, as I'm in it... Hope this isn't disqualified on a technicality...
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teddave 12 years ago
ive got one ive got one. . . its just a case of getting the props sorted (!!!). . .
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LauraKiora 12 years ago


I had to a Pearl Jam entry.
Wish I could pull off a Kate Bush.
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teddave Posted 12 years ago. Edited by teddave (admin) 12 years ago
excellent

and yeah kate bush would be gold standard. . .
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teddave 12 years ago
eeeek. . . i missed a ribald inuendo about kate bush there. . . losing my edge (thankfully)
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teddave 12 years ago
in a supreme act of procrastination ive put the sept comp enteries into a Gallery (new flickr toy). its here:

www.flickr.com/photos/teddave/galleries/72157622386898384/

have i missed any?
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coconinoco Posted 12 years ago. Edited by coconinoco (admin) 12 years ago
Gallery?! WTF?! Is that some sort of uber-pro feature?
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Spacey101 Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Spacey101 (moderator) 12 years ago
0909_ledzep_032-Edit by Spacey101
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Spacey101 12 years ago
Led Zeppelin - Box Set (1990) by Spacey101
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teddave 12 years ago
coco - gallery just appeared on mine today. . . dont know if its a pro feature. . . its just another fukking waaste of time from what i can make out.

nerdlinger OUT1

spacey: damn right!!!
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coconinoco 12 years ago
Hooray! I can do galleries too! How did I miss that?
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teddave 12 years ago
that flickr stuff just sneaks up on you - actually someone used one of my imgs in a gallery and flickr drops you a line. . . first time only though. . .
Diet_Kerouac 12 years ago
mine is coming... I promise...
stuwilliams 12 years ago
Is this comp closing this weekend?
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Sia A 12 years ago
Don't think I'm gonna get an entry in...somewhat ashamed of myself. Just in case though...when's the deadline again?
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Spacey101 12 years ago
The deadline is Sunday the 27th at one minute to midnight. Voting can commence one minute after midnight... Votes should be sent by Flickr mail to me.
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Spacey101 12 years ago
Sia, please try and get an entry in, even if it is just you and three mates crossiing at a zebra crossing.
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Marwood Abroad 12 years ago
Some really good entries here - and still no sign of a red blazer.

I'll have to rifle through my CDs and see if anything presents itself.
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teddave Posted 12 years ago. Edited by teddave (admin) 12 years ago
Mine still coming. . . and its a mutha fukking doozie so pull up yer socks people. . . ahem, hopefully. . .
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LauraKiora 12 years ago
I might try for a 3rd entry. Not interested in winning but I do love this comp :)
stuwilliams 12 years ago
Oh well, Whatever...
1st entry.
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jonny2love 12 years ago
Lo-fi ELO

Discovery
stuwilliams 12 years ago
And the second one
Nowhere
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theGentleman™ 12 years ago
Stu I was going to do that with Micah - quite obvious though i guess so i'll let it slide.

I won't be voting for you though as you didn't get your willy out.
stuwilliams 12 years ago
If only I'd known you were that easily pleased.
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coconinoco 12 years ago
Jonny, do I get a point for the idea?
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the_moog 12 years ago
My friend Emmy who is a crucial cast member for my third entry is still out of the country so no more from me before the closing date. I may do it anyway as I am loving this album reproduction thing. Is there a group for this on Flickr? If not someone needs to make one.
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hannahpeggy 12 years ago
Don't know of a group moog, but here's a group of people who've been having fun with lego...

speckyboy.com/2009/07/22/30-classic-music-albums-recreate...
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coconinoco 12 years ago
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jonny2love Posted 12 years ago. Edited by jonny2love (admin) 12 years ago
there is a group

some real dedication to the art going on there.
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the_moog 12 years ago
thanks for the links, I am now a payed up member
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the_moog 12 years ago
RUMOURS
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the_moog 12 years ago
rumoursorig
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teddave Posted 12 years ago. Edited by teddave (admin) 12 years ago
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teddave 12 years ago
nancy-and-lee_orig
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hannahpeggy 12 years ago
I think this might be the most difficult to judge of all. So many brilliant entries.
.sam.antha. 12 years ago
i agree!!
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coconinoco 12 years ago
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Sia A 12 years ago
[https://www.flickr.com/photos/siamakamini/3960261116/]
Nick Drake - Bryter Layter
...and another album that copied it... Boris - Akuma No Uta
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Spacey101 12 years ago
So Flickr mail me with your favourite and I'll let you know on Tuesday who has one. Awesome effort and it looks like people have had a lot of fun putting there entries together.
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coconinoco Posted 12 years ago. Edited by coconinoco (admin) 12 years ago
Mike H's entry isn't in this discussion, so here it is:
Emerson Lake and Palmer's "Pictures at an Exhibition"
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teddave 12 years ago
ELP: fabulous. . .
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cakehole 12 years ago
music

Prodigy+-+(1994)+Music+For+The+Jilted+Generation
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Spacey101 12 years ago
Voting now closed. We have a winner. I shall announce the winner in the Elm.
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teddave Posted 12 years ago. Edited by teddave (admin) 12 years ago
i shant be able to sleep. . .ooh, we could open a book. . .
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coconinoco Posted 12 years ago. Edited by coconinoco (admin) 12 years ago
Voting closed??? I haven't voted yet!

Just checked what happened last time and we voted up to 6pm on the Tuesday.
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jonny2love 12 years ago
crickey, this could kick off
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teddave 12 years ago
its spacey's ball and he says how many goalies each side's allowed. . .

i think we may have been hung by our own petard coco. . .
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coconinoco 12 years ago
Bit sharpish though, innit? I'm still working on my pro/con spreadsheet. One day I WILL win this competition and then everyone will see how it should be run. Mwa-ha-ha HAAA!!
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coconinoco 12 years ago
In terms of view counts, Laura's QOTSA beats the pants off everyone. My pathetic effort comes last, even overtaken by Mike H's pic which wasn't even really entered into the competition.

As far as Flickr is concerned, it thinks Moogie's Rumours is most interesting, but that doesn't include Laura's pic as it doesn't show in the search. I'd bet on Laura's being top. Unsurprisingly, my pic is the least interesting of the bunch.
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coconinoco 12 years ago
To explain, I just co-opted Mike's pic as it seemed to fit the brief. I don't think it was ever intended to be entered.
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coconinoco 12 years ago
For the record, and for what it's worth, my vote would have gone to cakehole's dramatic, pained and arresting Prodigy cover, with honourable mention to The Moog for entertainment and effort; but it was a tough choice and everyone's entries were enjoyable in one way or another. Ultimately, I preferred the entries which were more inspired by album covers rather than re-staged versions of them, and out of that selection cakehole's seems to have a life of its own outside the album reference.
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LauraKiora 12 years ago
Coco - you are very considerate with your voting which is very commendable. I should take a leaf out of your book and consider my vote more carefully. I whisked mine over speedily quick.

Re my view counts - I'd noticed that it took no time to surpass 100 views but I guess that happens when you're in your pants and everyone clicks into the flippin' thing to take a closer look. Had Katy submitted a pic I am sure she would've wiped the floor with view counts. I don't think my QOSTA will rank highly in 'interesting'... it's a very tricky formula to predict. In my own flickr, a pic of some clouds is the most interesting.

Effra doesn't like it, so there you go!

Well done everyone. So much fun!
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teddave Posted 12 years ago. Edited by teddave (admin) 12 years ago
hahaha! very honorable laura, katyuans sauce would have indeed generated some stiff opposition. . . snigger. . .
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LauraKiora 12 years ago
25 worst album covers of all time:
www.designer-daily.com/25-worst-album-covers-2968
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teddave 12 years ago
boy. . . wished id gone for the manowar now. . . the senor coconut is a spoof but what was cerrone doing, thats a great album. . .

gawd im having a total waste of time day. . . tks laura!
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hannahpeggy 12 years ago
I vote we assign moog a month to re-create those worst album covers. I think he'd do them justice.
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coconinoco 12 years ago
Wait til you see the CD I'm bringing tonight!
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Marwood Abroad 12 years ago
I feel like a schoolboy who hasn't yet handed his homework in.

I'll try to make it along this evening but I've rather messed up the bike logistics.
eager toy [deleted] 12 years ago
Who won the competition??
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coconinoco 12 years ago
Mr The Moog for his Rumours cover cover.
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Marwood Abroad Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Marwood Abroad (admin) 12 years ago
Only two months late:



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coconinoco 12 years ago
Excellent!
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teddave 12 years ago
its a winner, gets my vote
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the_moog 10 years ago
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teddave 10 years ago
eek!

we need to revisit this comp - im amazed at the standard oif entries...
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