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Re: The All Smiths/Morrissey Thread

Posted: 04 Mar 2019, 8:58am
by Marky Dread
Dr. Medulla wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 8:35am
Marky Dread wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 8:32am
BR16ADE_R055E wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 2:03am
oliver wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 10:02am
That is one fugly sleeve.
Sleeve doesn't bother me but that font colour is just wrong. I'm no graphic designer but even I can see that the yellow of CALIFORNIA is harder to pick up than it should be.
I think the cover looks pretty bad, and it's not very Morrissey-like. The Hobo typeface (font) bugs me...again, not very Morrissey-like.
Which is exactly the point. Morrissey has chosen the design/font deliberately.
Deliberately, petulantly—who can say?
Yeah there's not much of a distinction in Moz world.

Re: The All Smiths/Morrissey Thread

Posted: 04 Mar 2019, 9:20pm
by BR16ADE_R055E
Marky Dread wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 8:32am
BR16ADE_R055E wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 2:03am
oliver wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 10:02am
That is one fugly sleeve.
Sleeve doesn't bother me but that font colour is just wrong. I'm no graphic designer but even I can see that the yellow of CALIFORNIA is harder to pick up than it should be.
I think the cover looks pretty bad, and it's not very Morrissey-like. The Hobo typeface (font) bugs me...again, not very Morrissey-like.
Which is exactly the point. Morrissey has chosen the design/font deliberately.
“CALIFORNIA SON” is yellow...like the sun. Wow. And the title isn’t as puntastic as “Your Arsenal.”

Re: The All Smiths/Morrissey Thread

Posted: 05 Mar 2019, 1:25pm
by WestwayKid
The cover looks pretty slapdash, but knowing he's a pop culture geek I wonder if that wasn't maybe on purpose? This new LP is a cover album and maybe he was going for a cheap K-TEL look? Those covers were always thrown together and poorly designed. The stereo call out in the corner looks vintage and the font also screams K-TEL. I've actually liked many of his recent sleeves. Maladjusted was awful - but he corrected that years later when he re-released it.

Honestly - I'm just very psyched to hear Moz cover Gary Puckett's "Lady Willpower"!

Re: The All Smiths/Morrissey Thread

Posted: 05 Mar 2019, 1:26pm
by WestwayKid
Marky Dread wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 8:32am
BR16ADE_R055E wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 2:03am
oliver wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 10:10am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Mar 2019, 10:02am
That is one fugly sleeve.
Sleeve doesn't bother me but that font colour is just wrong. I'm no graphic designer but even I can see that the yellow of CALIFORNIA is harder to pick up than it should be.
I think the cover looks pretty bad, and it's not very Morrissey-like. The Hobo typeface (font) bugs me...again, not very Morrissey-like.
Which is exactly the point. Morrissey has chosen the design/font deliberately.
I agree. I think he was going for a specific look with this cover.

Re: The All Smiths/Morrissey Thread

Posted: 05 Mar 2019, 3:32pm
by oliver
BR16ADE_R055E wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 9:20pm
And the title isn’t as puntastic as “Your Arsenal.”
And California Sun by Ramones isn't one of the covers :/

Re: The All Smiths/Morrissey Thread

Posted: 05 Mar 2019, 4:17pm
by Marky Dread
oliver wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 3:32pm
BR16ADE_R055E wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 9:20pm
And the title isn’t as puntastic as “Your Arsenal.”
And California Sun by Ramones isn't one of the covers :/
California Sun is an original by The Rivieras. The Ramones was a cover version.

Re: The All Smiths/Morrissey Thread

Posted: 05 Mar 2019, 4:57pm
by BR16ADE_R055E
oliver wrote:
05 Mar 2019, 3:32pm
BR16ADE_R055E wrote:
04 Mar 2019, 9:20pm
And the title isn’t as puntastic as “Your Arsenal.”
And California Sun by Ramones isn't one of the covers :/
Ha...was thinking that (even though it’s a cover of a cover), especially since he has covered “Judy Is A Punk.”

Re: The All Smiths/Morrissey Thread

Posted: 15 Apr 2019, 6:22am
by Dr. Medulla

Re: The All Smiths/Morrissey Thread

Posted: 18 Apr 2019, 9:17am
by WestwayKid
Dr. Medulla wrote:
15 Apr 2019, 6:22am
Aaaaaaaand the postponement: https://globalnews.ca/news/5166185/morr ... -concerts/
I saw that. Cryptic travel related injury. Honestly - how does he even get tour insurance anymore?