Discussion in 'Entertaining Diversions' started by slapbone, Nov 5, 2012.
Man, fuck Steve "Rapeman" Albini for his production on that album. #stillpissed
What the fuck is a Rapeman? Should I feel bad about posting this and/or loving PJ Harvey?
No, not at all. Rapeman was a band that Albini was in. He was the producer on that PJ Harvey album, and I'm guessing BlueJack isn't a fan of his work.
Probably because his band was called "Rapeman", but Rid of Me is a fantastic album, and I'm not ashamed to say it fueled my inner rebel during angsty teenage years.
I don't hate all of Albini's stuff, but I thought "Rapeman" was a fucking hideous name for a band, even in 1987.
Big Black was kinda awesome but he buried Polly Jean's vocal on Rid of Me*. How do you bury PJ Harvey's vocal?
It has no reflection on PJ, she remains a goddess.
*EDIT: without looking I think he did the same on In Utero, requiring re-mastering. Not sure how you get to be a "genius" by wanting to bury PJ Harvey and Kurt Cobain's voices.
In the spirit of the Thread here is a Big Black Album cover I like -
Is one link broken?
No, I only plucked one cover, not sure what's up with that.
Edit: I just had a second IMG tag in there.
RIP, Storm Thorgerson.
Great album cover designer, or the greatest album cover designer?
One of the greats.
OK, everybody knows the Dark Side of the moon album cover, right?
What not everybody knows is that the original record came in a gatefold sleeve, and when you opened it up, there were actually *two* prisms on the cover. Note that what's being depicted here is physically impossible, but hey, that's art.
Also, when you looked inside the sleeve, you got this graphic, which is equally cool and ties in with the heartbeat motif that opens and closes the album.
The greatest. No question.
I was reading through this thread and about to be sad if this one wasn't posted.
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