(YET MORE) HEADLINE NEWS [COVERART #54]

We are staying with the newspaper cover theme, but with a slight twist.

Here are three examples of the ‘clippings’ design. For the benefit of the iPad generation, in centuries past people used to cut articles of interest out of newspapers, often pasting them into scrapbooks – or saving them for album covers. Perhaps this explains the sepia tinge, evoking yellowing papers.

Nina Simone - Emergency

Redgum - Greatest

Uncanny X-Men 12"

X-Men 12" back

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Redgum were an excellent Australian folk rock group with a strong ‘lefty’ political edge. Saw them a few times in the late 70s – good value.

Uncanny X-Men were an 80s pop group who had significant popularity round these parts. Using newspaper clippings of your own misbehaviour is a fine example of pop eating itself, don’t you think?

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“Headline News”  by Weird Al Yankowitz [song, 1994]

“Headline News” by Atomic Rooster [album, 1983]

Used one of them for a ‘newspaper covers’ post before, but buggered if I remember which!

3 comments

  1. The Redgum and Nina Simone ones are blooming identical! be fun to swop them over via some electronic trickery that’s be totally beyond me.

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    1. Sort of a jazz-folk-blues-rock-civil rights-northern-southern-hemisphere-male-female-angry-leftie-mash-up? Sounds great!

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  2. Good covers.

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