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Nude with Boots CD artwork
« on: July 07, 2008, 09:34:32 AM »
The art on back (front) of the CD has a nude person wearing boots. I think this is the first CD in the Mackie era (and in fact probably since Ozma) where the art has something to do with the title of the CD.
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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 03:44:21 PM »
I am trying to figure out the photos in the booklet

1 Nude figure with spear through heart and blood
2 Dog
3 A woman of royalty
4 A hung elephant
5 A donkey and two children
6 Blood red trees in front of a bunch of dead fish
7 A snowman engulfed in flames
8 Two dolls
9 A lizard eating a rodent
10 More blood

The donkey and elephant have very obvious symbolic references in our culture which I thought was weird since Buzz seems so mad at rock stars trying to be political. Buzz seems to astute to ignore though, so I wonder what it is all supposed to mean. The hung elephant seems pretty anti-Republican, while the donkey with the two children is a lot more hopeful for the future, but it's also spattered with blood. I think their inclusion seems like they're trying to tell us something. No matter how arbitrary shit seems I think we should scratch our heads and consider the meaning. Any one have any thoughts?

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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 04:48:41 PM »
I'm not sure.  Mackie did the artwork, and I'm sure Buzz has to approve.  Maybe it means something, maybe it's just looking to far into it.  After all, what did the snowman on the inside of Houdini Live mean?

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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 05:01:43 PM »
it's fucking sick! has anyone scanned it for the wiki pages yet??

p.s. it's not as good as (A)SA or POTRE, or HAT though.

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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008, 05:21:11 PM »
Nope, nothing on the Wiki yet. Are there any other artwork scans on the Wiki? Never seen any...

And yeah, the artwork is sweeet.  I like the pictures, and the disc itself.  A heart and a chihuahua.
It looks so peaceful...
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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008, 05:38:15 PM »
The elephant pic is pretty awesome.  And the donkey one is just as absurd.  I think the whole booklet has suitable absurdity or visual merit to deserve its place w/o allegory. 

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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008, 05:46:47 PM »
surrealism and absurdity. both are here in spades

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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 05:49:48 PM »
They got the pics from photo.com?

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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008, 06:22:13 PM »
ya baby!!! all the dogs are on photos.com


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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2008, 11:36:51 AM »
They got the pics from photo.com?

Indeed.

And not only the dogs, even the >>donkey<<.
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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #10 on: July 09, 2008, 11:38:11 AM »
8) the blood everywhere is fuckin sick
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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #11 on: July 09, 2008, 11:57:31 AM »
great artwork, IMO.  I like it better than (A)SA.

got my copy yesterday.  I had my wife breifly convinced that the dog on the cover is our dog.
ours is damn near the spittin image.  she knows about my time here and sick addiction to the melvins.   I showed her the sleeve and said "look its chomper (thats my dog)"  she said "what did you do send them a pic and they used it for their album cover?"  my answer was a wry smile.     after further study she began to see through my farce.
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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #12 on: July 09, 2008, 12:11:56 PM »
 she knows about my time here and sick addiction to the melvins. 

you're lucky glen ,my family doesn't know my problems :shock:
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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #13 on: July 09, 2008, 01:22:05 PM »
Can someone put up the picture of the hung elephant?
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Re: Nude with Boots CD artwork
« Reply #14 on: July 09, 2008, 03:11:12 PM »
ASA is one of the few Melvins albums where I like the booklet cover with the track listing more than the "art cover." It was a good photo and great layout.  At first I wasn't impressed with the cover of NWB but it has grown on me--very clean.