By David Pescovitz at 10:07 am Thu, Jan 24, 2008
This reminds me of work by the artist Christian Marclay – he uses album covers in collages to great effect. Here’s a link with some good examples: http://christianpatterson.com/blog/archives/198
This thing is really catching on.. its all over the place. There’s even a ratemysleeveface now at http://www.ratemysleeveface.com
Ha, I’m actually listening to Songs About Fucking right now. These remind me of something Christian Marclay would make.
Okay, so this is people looking at art in a different way? I remember when I used to get excited about that sort of thing, way back before I became jaded. I guess I’m glad people are still janking on what passes for popular medium, …..I suppose, but they should watch every single episode of MST3K, just so they know what the unbeatable competion looks like.
Here‘s Daniel Eskils video for Knight Music’s “Green River Killer” that uses this to very chuckleworthy effect.
I believe that this flickr group actually came first and is substantially larger. And they call them LP Portraits.
Thanks to both of you. Great links.
Hi David! One of my favs too. ‘Just last week we translated this idea (having been inspired by the same Flickr pool) into video form, one of our better episodes I think:
@1 I’m having a bit of a hard time appreciating the video, given how thoroughly repellent the song is.
Wow, I didn’t realize that youngsters nowadays still listen to Big Black. Maybe there is hope for the future.
i want that album!!!! quarterstick records wasn’t selling them last time i looked :( well not on cd anyway.
I can’t believe that out of all 700 entries, there’s not one Jandek LP.
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