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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Marky Dread » 13 Feb 2012, 8:40pm

Chuck Mangione wrote:Definitely the worst album cover of all time.
Great ep tho'.
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Heston » 14 Feb 2012, 3:07am

Chuck Mangione wrote:Definitely the worst cover art of all time. Especially of the Clash's whole catalogue.
What's so bad about it?
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Marky Dread » 14 Feb 2012, 6:48am

Heston wrote:
Chuck Mangione wrote:Definitely the worst cover art of all time. Especially of the Clash's whole catalogue.
What's so bad about it?
I think it's a pretty neat concept for a cover that fits nicely with the song.
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by daredevil » 14 Feb 2012, 11:37am

Marky Dread wrote:
Heston wrote:
Chuck Mangione wrote:Definitely the worst cover art of all time. Especially of the Clash's whole catalogue.
What's so bad about it?
I think it's a pretty neat concept for a cover that fits nicely with the song.
I think it's a good cover design. It does fit in with the song and both characters are in the RTC video.

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by matedog » 14 Feb 2012, 12:10pm

I was trying to find the worst Clash single cover and this is about as bad as I could do:
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Which are both pretty good.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Silent Majority » 14 Feb 2012, 12:37pm

The Call Up's a lot cooler looking than the dated looking CCR's cover.
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Flex » 14 Feb 2012, 3:46pm

Silent Majority wrote:The Call Up's a lot cooler looking than the dated looking CCR's cover.
In a fairly rare turn of events, my view is precisely the opposite of Maj's.
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by 101Walterton » 14 Feb 2012, 3:50pm

I love that CCR cover, both are great covers.

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Marky Dread » 14 Feb 2012, 5:47pm

101Walterton wrote:I love that CCR cover, both are great covers.
CCR works soley on the fact that it has that cheap tacky D.I.Y. look and feel and that the boldness of the handwritten lettering is made all the more effective on it's blue background making it stand out. Very punk in the same way Jamie Reid used the colours Pink and Yellow on the "Bollocks" sleeve.
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by 101Walterton » 14 Feb 2012, 9:21pm

Marky Dread wrote:
101Walterton wrote:I love that CCR cover, both are great covers.
CCR works soley on the fact that it has that cheap tacky D.I.Y. look and feel and that the boldness of the handwritten lettering is made all the more effective on it's blue background making it stand out. Very punk in the same way Jamie Reid used the colours Pink and Yellow on the "Bollocks" sleeve.
Definately and thats what I love about it.

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Wolter » 14 Feb 2012, 10:21pm

Flex wrote:
Silent Majority wrote:The Call Up's a lot cooler looking than the dated looking CCR's cover.
In a fairly rare turn of events, my view is precisely the opposite of Maj's.
And you disagree just to be wrong. :shifty:
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Chuck Mangione » 16 Feb 2012, 12:06am

Heston wrote:
Chuck Mangione wrote:Definitely the worst cover art of all time. Especially of the Clash's whole catalogue.
What's so bad about it?
Okay, well let me refrain, not of all time but of the band's output. Straight to Hell and SISOSIG had much better art of the CR era on them then RTC.

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Tappy » 16 Feb 2012, 2:25am

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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by Marky Dread » 16 Feb 2012, 4:40pm

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I like it, it's says Clash II to me. Just a shame it's design is to look like Joe on the cover. Punk in the UK in the 80's was all mohawks.
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Re: Terrible Clash Covers

Post by 101Walterton » 16 Feb 2012, 4:41pm

Marky Dread wrote:
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I like it, it's says Clash II to me. Just a shame it's design is to look like Joe on the cover. Punk in the UK in the 80's was all mohawks.
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