Monday, April 5, 2010

Transmission Points (An Occasional Look at the Anxiety - or Lack Thereof - of Influence)


  1. The scrawl on the Fall album reminds me of the graffiti on the cover of "Beggar's Banquet," too.

  2. Tom refers to the UK cover, issued in the US only in the last ten years. It's a graffiti'd bathroom stall, so the scrawl is several different hands, as opposed to these covers. (Toilets were, apparently, a big problem in the US market — for many years, the cover of the Mamas and the Papas "If You Can Believe Your Eyes and Ears" -- which featured the band fully clothed in a tub -- had a "Includes . . . " graphic over the commode, lest record buyers know they were in a bathroom. Since the record included "California Dreaming," "Monday Monday" and their cover of "I Call Your Name," the record company weasels had a point. But still.)