Wednesday, June 04, 2008

band album name & cover

this was re-posted on a site i visit, and i think it's awesome:


A little creative/random rock-juice for those of you tired of thinking of band/album names and corresponding cover-art. It also doubles as an interesting commentary on how random rock-related names/titles and images are compared to years past, when you could guess the name of a song as soon as you heard the chorus. Debut albums were self-titled and record covers typically featured a photo of the band standing around staring at their own reflection in a puddle of water. It's not like that much anymore.

This is fun.

1 - Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your new band or solo-act.

2 - Go to Random quotations: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
The last four words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your next record.
(If you want to do this again, you'll hit refresh to generate new quotes, because clicking the quotes link again will just give you the same quotes over and over again.)

3 - Go to flickr's "explore the last seven days", which is a randomly generated page of photos. http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

Put it all together and see what you get.

i did it yesterday but i'm doing it again -

band name - Black Light
album name - optimism is sheer terror
record cover -
now you do it!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

this is so fun !

Ok

Band Name : Brasil para Todos
Album Name : "Willingly Do Without the Necessities"
Cover:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/faberitius/2542793424/

skippy, yours is awesome!!
xoxo mappycamper

skippy haha said...

yours is great mappy - that photo goes perfectly! i would totally buy your record.

bjurk said...

I belong either to the coolest or the lamest band ever. In either case, we seem a little self indulgent.

Band Name: Jenkins v. Anderson
Album Name: "I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite."
Cover: Hello Kitty Bento Box

kid D said...

Way fun.

Band Name: Economy of Gabon
Album Name: A Little More Sincere
Picture: forgot to save link but it was a close shot of wheat in a field.

Anne said...

awesome. here is my results:
band name: WTVY-FM
Album name: he's miserable and depressed
Cover: http://www.flickr.com/photos/godiex/2543274824/

skippy haha said...

these are scary good! i'd love to go to a festival where you're all playing. economy of gabon. hello kitty bento. he's miserable and depressed!

skippy haha said...

i do it 2-3 times a day :)