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Old 07-13-2007, 09:17 PM   #1
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or was that already covered when these pics leaked a few months ago?

this is something an 8th grader would put together if asked to a photography series on the current state of media. i was just like 'oh jeez' until i got to the end and read "Photography: Billy Corgan". i laughed. then i cried. also it wasn't until "Special thanks to God, Jesus Christ" that I started to regret my purchase.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:19 PM   #2
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can someone post it or are we all in fear of the band now

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:22 PM   #3
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also is that supposed to be james and darcy in the coffin?

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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Yeah the album art is weaksauce. Its a depressing contrast when you look at Mellon Collie - it was the total package. Great cover art, nice booklets, and most importantly, solid tunes.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:30 PM   #5
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Yeah the album art is weaksauce. Its a depressing contrast when you look at Mellon Collie - it was the total package. Great cover art, nice booklets, and most importantly, solid tunes.
honestly i dont think they were ever a good album art band. gish was pretty low budget and not in a charming lo fi way. i do like the nostalgic sadness of the old timey postcard art in SD and olinksy did some pretty good stuff on MCIS, but the neo-goth art of adore and machina was pretty cheesy.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:35 PM   #6
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I liked Adore's lyric arrangement. Mellon Collie had great album art and the lyric book was no-nonsense goodness.

Zeitgeist tries too hard to be relevant, but it's endearing.

Kind of.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:39 PM   #7
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does anyone have pics of the linear notes and album art?

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:40 PM   #8
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did anyone ever figure out why Paris Hilton is on the Tarantula single and in the album artwork???? And is that something she signed up for or did they just find a couple random shots of her and put them in the artwork?

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 09:43 PM   #9
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Everyone has figured that out except you.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:46 PM   #10
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I like the liner notes. I like that BC thanked God. It was worth every bit to buy the album to read that. Despite all of the weirdness... there is a really precious part of BC that I'll always love.

I was a little disturbed by the SP in the coffin and the coffin images... hmmm

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:48 PM   #11
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It seemed to me that they are trying a bit too hard with Zeitgeist. Hopefully they will look back to MCIS and not go so over the top.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 10:57 PM   #12
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also is that supposed to be james and darcy in the coffin?
I wondered the same thing. It is obvious that Billy and Jimmy are in there, but the other two are kind of obscured. I just assumed it was since the old SP heart and D'arcy;s old bass was in there.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:15 PM   #13
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I dont think Paris was being used as a good thing in there though...maybe as an example of the oddness of what's going on here in American philosophy .... i feel bad for her.

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:22 PM   #14
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I love the art, and I love that Billy thanks his God. Who cares? I think it's ridiculous that you can't accept someone else's faith. he's not saying "You must believe in God!"

Gosh, people like you really get under my skin <_<

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:22 PM   #15
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SHUT UP JULIO

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:24 PM   #16
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I love the art, and I love that Billy thanks his God. Who cares? I think it's ridiculous that you can't accept someone else's faith. he's not saying "You must believe in God!"

Gosh, people like you really get under my skin <_<
ill get deeper in you than your skin inyaknowuddimean

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:24 PM   #17
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Old SP is dead, BC and the crew are the reincarnated ghosts of the Pumpkins, thus the new logo, they wear white and talk about "ghosts", "god", etc. Duh...

 
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Old 07-13-2007, 11:28 PM   #18
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I wondered the same thing. It is obvious that Billy and Jimmy are in there, but the other two are kind of obscured. I just assumed it was since the old SP heart and D'arcy;s old bass was in there.

you can very clearly see one of the ken dolls is bald, and one of the four is a blond barbie.

BET YOU WISH YOU COULD DIG THAT COFFIN UP NOW, DONTCHA CORGAN?

 
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:07 AM   #19
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I wouldn't dismiss artwork just because you don't understand it, Julio.

 
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:18 AM   #20
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LOL!

 
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:22 AM   #21
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what's to understand, i don't understand homosexuality, but it's still gay... the booklet is retarded.

 
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Old 07-14-2007, 12:59 AM   #22
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I heard somewhere that the album artwork is supposed to be a concept towards the seven deadly sins...

Paris Hilton = Lust

 
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:19 AM   #23
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The pornstar is hotter than Paris Hilton.

 
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:24 AM   #24
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if nothing else.. the pics of jimmy and billy on the see-thru pages are really cool.

 
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:48 AM   #25
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At first I was a little dismayed... the photographs are actually mildly interesting. I do like how the overall look (minus the cover) that was achieved consistently. Remove the SP flag and a couple of other things, I believe there to be a fairly strong conceptual foundation. Watching Bravo! today it somewhat reminded me of the album artwork, seeing a preview of the Paula Abdul show really had some odd parallel. She's practically Anna Nicole Smith II, one foot in broadcast and the other foot in a shallow grave filled with perscription pills and Doritos. Just made me feel some sort of reflection that tied to the Zeitgeist artwork. However the cover seems so last minute, so unconnected to the rest of the imagery that it detracts from both monumentally. That will be the extent of me defending Zeitgeist though.

 
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Old 07-14-2007, 01:50 AM   #26
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dupe.

 
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