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Re: Melvins Revolve Merchandise
« Reply #150 on: May 25, 2020, 09:39:03 AM »
Bassed Loaded on the other hand is far too crowded.
Agreed. I think it would have been better if all the creatures around the skull were coloured differently. All that red was didn't work and compositionally it didn't all fit together too well.

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« Reply #151 on: May 25, 2020, 11:01:27 AM »
Basses Loaded is just a terrible looking skull. The shape of the eye sockets and the dimple line next to it make it look like the skull has eyebrows and I using them to make a puzzled pansy look. Then the nose is this weird nutsack...

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« Reply #152 on: May 25, 2020, 11:29:38 AM »
old school Melvins artworks are the best
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« Reply #153 on: May 26, 2020, 12:09:21 PM »
the dimple line next to it make it look like the skull has eyebrows
Ha!!! I had never actually noticed that before. Now i know im going to see it every time!

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« Reply #154 on: May 26, 2020, 12:16:13 PM »
old school Melvins artworks are the best
Speaking from a purely visual perspective and without trying to consider nostalgia, i would actually say one of my favourite album covers is Freak Puke. At least in terms of the Mackie, Ipecac ones.

Funnily enough, when i go back and look at all of them, i dare say Melvins have a LOT of bad cover art!! Or at least bad to me anyway. Bullhead, Stag, Houdini, Electroretard and the aforementioned Basses Loaded being frontrunners. Bullhead being easily their worst which is a shame since it's a great record.

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Re: Melvins Revolve Merchandise
« Reply #155 on: May 26, 2020, 07:38:10 PM »
Bullhead, Stag, Houdini, and Electroretard are iconic and awesome. Just a matter of opinion I guess.
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« Reply #156 on: May 26, 2020, 08:15:53 PM »
Bullhead, Stag, Houdini, and Electroretard are iconic and awesome. Just a matter of opinion I guess.
I love all of them.  Pretty sure their goal all along was to make their artwork be silly on purpose to separate themselves from other bands that had crazy evil artwork that they were much heavier than musically.

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« Reply #157 on: May 26, 2020, 09:47:34 PM »
Bullhead, Stag, Houdini, and Electroretard are iconic and awesome. Just a matter of opinion I guess.
I love all of them.  Pretty sure their goal all along was to make their artwork be silly on purpose to separate themselves from other bands that had crazy evil artwork that they were much heavier than musically.
agreed- The incongruous fruit basket made the heaviness of bullhead, for example, that much more noticeable. Much better than any typical 'heavy' artwork.
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« Reply #158 on: May 26, 2020, 11:58:51 PM »
Bullhead, Stag, Houdini, and Electroretard are iconic and awesome. Just a matter of opinion I guess.

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Re: Melvins Revolve Merchandise
« Reply #159 on: May 27, 2020, 12:14:48 AM »
Mackie's art during the Kevin years was particularly well suited, too. I loved the trilogy art and I love the HAT art especially the singles with those brash polka dots. But Colossus of Destiny takes the cake. I find it so Melvinsy and intriguing. Nice typesetting and layout. Serene turned foreboding a bit.
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Re: Melvins Revolve Merchandise
« Reply #160 on: May 27, 2020, 01:53:19 AM »
Mackie's art during the Kevin years was particularly well suited, too. I loved the trilogy art and I love the HAT art especially the singles with those brash polka dots. But Colossus of Destiny takes the cake. I find it so Melvinsy and intriguing. Nice typesetting and layout. Serene turned foreboding a bit.

agreed, totally. trilogy and HAT have great artworks too. my least favourite artworks are the most recent.. starting from ASA probably.  also not a fan of Amrep reissues artworks
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Re: Melvins Revolve Merchandise
« Reply #161 on: May 27, 2020, 02:00:08 AM »
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