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Live! Record sleeves with those that are no longer with us edited out. SLtumblr
posted by fearfulsymmetry (46 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Well, that was depressing.
posted by Aversion Therapy at 5:17 AM on January 7, 2012 [5 favorites]


The cover with the single Ramone left was the saddest thing.
posted by pinky at 5:19 AM on January 7, 2012 [24 favorites]


The Abbey Road one is real creepy.
posted by Hickeystudio at 5:19 AM on January 7, 2012


That's some very skillful photoshoppery. Rather than the solo act jackets, which feature, say, empty chairs and such, the band ones that leave in a surviving member or two seem especially poignant. The Ramones (last man standing), the Beatles' Abbey Road (with only Paul and Ringo)... those really kind of gave me pause.

But they're all really quite good.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:20 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Abbey Road one is real creepy.

Paul is dead.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:21 AM on January 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


The Ian Dury was the one that really got to me. So sad.
posted by maurice at 5:48 AM on January 7, 2012


Jeff Buckley - Grace must have been a pain in the ass with all those curtain folds.
posted by nathancaswell at 5:49 AM on January 7, 2012


Submissive or not, that lion must be long dead.

The group ones generally work better for me; I'm amazed Street Survivors by Lynyrd Skynyrd isn't there.
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:52 AM on January 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


I'm amazed Street Survivors by Lynyrd Skynyrd isn't there.

I'm amazed that no one in the Rolling Stones is dead yet.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:54 AM on January 7, 2012 [11 favorites]


Brian Jones aside...yeah, what are the odds of that?

I have an informal bet with a friend that Ringo will be the last Beatle standing.
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:59 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


The Ol' Dirty Bastard one was creepy, but it made me laugh out loud. Weird.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 5:59 AM on January 7, 2012


I showed this to my wife, and she didn't get it. I had to explain the concept of memento mori.
posted by Faint of Butt at 6:05 AM on January 7, 2012


The Ramones one is the creepiest to me because that photo is so iconic and the void is aesthetically obvious. It's still strange to think that all that's left of the Ramones are the drummers. All of them.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:10 AM on January 7, 2012 [7 favorites]


The Who one is quite jarring. Thanks for the sad but fascinating link.
posted by jeffen at 6:12 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Good post title too. Nice share.
posted by Trurl at 6:13 AM on January 7, 2012


I'm amazed that no one in the Rolling Stones is dead yet.
Well...That sort of depends...
posted by Thorzdad at 6:16 AM on January 7, 2012


I guess he didn't have time to do Sgt Pepper?
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:19 AM on January 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


Well...That sort of depends...

Sorry, for purposes of the current discussion, Brian Jones doesn't really count. He died too long ago, and the Stones have gone on so long without him. It's kinda like, say, Pigpen, with the Grateful Dead.

Speaking of which, I didn't go through every single page of the site... wonder if there's a Garcia-less Grateful Dead jacket?
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:31 AM on January 7, 2012


ahem... popping back to the site I see there's both a Search and an Archive, and, no, no Dead. So to speak.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:34 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I am the Walrus?
I am the pelt
posted by Mblue at 6:43 AM on January 7, 2012


Your Mother Should Know
unless she's passed away
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:47 AM on January 7, 2012


Even though it's a painted cover rather than a photo, a doctored 3-Way Tie (For Last) would be pretty stunning. And it's a smaller base that would recognize it, but one that would impact me greatly is Guitar Romantic by the Exploding Hearts.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 6:52 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Needs some Jimi Hendrix Experience for a truly depressing image.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 6:58 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Breakfast in America
hasn't been fired.
posted by Mblue at 7:03 AM on January 7, 2012


What about Complete Beethoven?
posted by outlandishmarxist at 7:05 AM on January 7, 2012


The Elvis Presley Cover made me think that the site needed more less Joe Strummer. And of course it's not Strummer on the cover of London Calling so that kind of sinks the ironic juxtaposition.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 7:23 AM on January 7, 2012


One day, perhaps we'll be able to do this with movies.
posted by Stoatfarm at 7:36 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Unpersoning is double-plus good and it's a thoughtcrime to say otherwise.
posted by crunchland at 7:50 AM on January 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


One day, perhaps we'll be able to do this with movies.

It could be done with movies now. Every frame would have to be heavily photoshopped, like these jackets have been, to remove whatever characters from the film. Each single frame. It would be insanely labor-intensive, but it could certainly be done.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:50 AM on January 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


The cover with the single Ramone left was the saddest thing.

Agreed. The only change I would've made would be to change "Ramones to "Ramone".
posted by scblackman at 8:01 AM on January 7, 2012 [8 favorites]


I get the feeling that the Double Fantasy cover is exactly the way Yoko would want it.
posted by holdkris99 at 8:08 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Sort of the opposite has been done with movies - Coca Cola engaged in a little necromancy years ago, pressing the ghosts of Humphrey Bogart, James Cagney and Louis Armstrong into their service. Franken Cola.
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 8:26 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


Paul is dead.

Paul is Live.
posted by kirkaracha at 8:44 AM on January 7, 2012


It's still strange to think that all that's left of the Ramones are the drummers. All of them.

So the Ramones are the opposite of Spın̈al Tap?
posted by kirkaracha at 8:47 AM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


MetaFilter: for purposes of the current discussion, Brian Jones doesn't really count.
posted by jimmythefish at 9:29 AM on January 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


It's still strange to think that all that's left of the Ramones are the drummers. All of them.

Man, everyone always forgets about CJ.
posted by Infinite Jest at 9:30 AM on January 7, 2012


Infinite Jest: Man, everyone always forgets about CJ.

CJ wore the jacket and took the surname, but calling him a Ramone is like calling
Nick Sheppard and Vince White members of the Clash.
posted by Slack-a-gogo at 9:44 AM on January 7, 2012 [3 favorites]


I get the feeling that the Double Fantasy cover is exactly the way Yoko would want it.

I dunno, it seems to me like having the love of your life murdered in front of you by an insane person might be kind of a bummer.

I get that you think she made your favorite band break up or whatever, but, geez, she's a human being.
posted by box at 10:44 AM on January 7, 2012 [17 favorites]


The ODB one really got to me. I know he was a crass, unrepentant weirdo, but there's something uniquely tragic about ODB that RZA really tapped into in the Tao of Wu book. He blames himself for ODB's death saying that there was Russell Jones, RZA's sweet, silly cousin from Brooklyn, and then there was ODB, the clown prince of excess that you saw and heard in the Wu-Tang records. He talks about watching him fall apart and all the while encouraging him to be less Russell, and more ODB. Every time I see an interview with ODB's mom Cherry, and she talks about how much she loved her son Rusty (RUSTY!), it breaks my heart.
posted by to sir with millipedes at 1:03 PM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I was doing okay until this one.
posted by Decani at 1:33 PM on January 7, 2012


I suggest this album for The Mama's and the Papa's.
posted by oneirodynia at 4:24 PM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I get the feeling that the Double Fantasy cover is exactly the way Yoko would want it.

What an utterly rotten thing to say.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 6:42 PM on January 7, 2012 [1 favorite]


I dunno, it seems to me like having the love of your life murdered in front of you by an insane person might be kind of a bummer.

I get that you think she made your favorite band break up or whatever, but, geez, she's a human being.

What an utterly rotten thing to say.


You are right flapjax. I regretted it as soon as I hit post comment. A terrible attempt at dark humor of which I am ashamed.
posted by holdkris99 at 8:33 PM on January 7, 2012 [2 favorites]


A terrible attempt at dark humor of which I am ashamed.

That's big of you to say, holdkris99. Good on you. And all the best to you in the new year!
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:43 PM on January 7, 2012


Nothing instills the fear of death quite like the idea that after you die, some stranger might go about photoshopping you out of photographs.
posted by custard heart at 8:19 PM on January 9, 2012


Nothing instills the fear of death quite like the idea that after you die, some stranger might go about photoshopping you out of photographs.
posted by custard heart at 4:19 AM on January 10


Actually, I'd be very happy about that prospect.
posted by Decani at 1:21 PM on January 10, 2012


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