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PostSubject: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:38 am


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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:30 am

People don't buy albums anymore so it's not important to labels.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:36 pm

Also no-one wants to pay for a good artist with original ideas, when they can get someone who pumps out 26 crappy photoshopped album covers per week with crappy effects super cheap or even for free.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:21 pm

I have to smile...maybe RUSH fly by night would of used same cookie cutter image !
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:09 am

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People don't buy albums anymore so it's not important to labels.

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Also no-one wants to pay for a good artist with original ideas, when they can get someone who pumps out 26 crappy photoshopped album covers per week with crappy effects super cheap or even for free.

Both of those points are spot-on. I'm not much of a Stryper fan and it's fun to bust on them, but at least their new album cover looks like it took more that 15 minutes to slap together. Which is more than I can say for some other Frontiers acts. *cough*BulletBoys* cough*

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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:43 am

Yeah, the Bulletboys cover looks like it was done in a High School graphics class.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:43 am

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What happened to originality in Album Covers.

The same thing that happened to originality in music.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:12 pm

I sure hope Chris Caffery didn't pay money for this:

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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:02 pm

Lari wrote:
I sure hope Chris Caffery didn't pay money for this:


lol!
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:35 pm

It's also difficult to be original nowadays.

Someone at RYM listed 494 covers with owls:
https://rateyourmusic.com/list/jisatsu/_album_art__owls/

Sometimes you come up with a cool idea and... oops... it's been done before.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:47 pm

Lari wrote:
I sure hope Chris Caffery didn't pay money for this:


Is that a metal album or a new age meditation album?
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:45 am

Caffery probably think it's cool, he strikes me as a weird dude.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:19 pm

I am currently listening to Jack Starr's Burning Starr - Stand Your Ground. (Good album, by the way!)

Here is the album cover art.



I have landed across this album cover by a band called Thaurorod. The album is called Upon Haunted Battlefields.

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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:21 pm

Here is an example of two albums having the same album cover.

Hexenhaus - A Tribute to Insanity...


Then we have the more famous album with the same album cover art that came out afterward. The color hues are slightly different, though.

Morbid Angel - Blessed Are the Sick...
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:23 am

Wow. I've seen covers that were strikingly similar, but that's the first time I've seen the exact same picture.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:47 am

According to Metal Scrap Records, that cover by Hexenhaus and Morbid Angel is a painting by Jean Deville entitled Les Tresors de Satan. Morbid Angel had official license to use it, Hexenhaus didn't. Hexenhaus had to remove the record from stores due to legal pressure so apparently an original copy of it is quite rare.
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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Wed Feb 14, 2018 2:50 pm

Lari wrote:
I sure hope Chris Caffery didn't pay money for this:



Damn, age certainly hasn't done him any favors.



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PostSubject: Re: What happened to originality in Album Covers.   Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:54 pm

Temple of Blood wrote:
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What happened to originality in Album Covers.

The same thing that happened to originality in music.

Great point!
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