Skitz – Badmeaningood Vol. 1

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The Badmeaningood series of Double LPs and one 12″ single was released from 2002 to 2003 from the Ultimate Dilemma label. The image appears to have been done specifically for the record. The tracklist from Volume 1, introduced by Skitz (the title artist had an introductory track, but did not necessarily appear later), is as follows:

Skitz
Intro
1:07
The Blackbyrds
Wilford’s Gone
2:14
Donovan
Get Thy Bearings
2:33
Anthony Red Rose and King Kong
Tow Big Bull Inna One Pen
3:24
Afu-Ra
D&D Soundclash
4:02
Roots Manuva
Witness (1 Hope)
4:11
Fu-Schnickens
Ring The Alarm (Steely & Cleevie Extended Mix)
3:35
Slick Rick
Mona Lisa
3:28
Wu-Tang Clan
Method Man (Crazy C’s Suthun Fried Radio Mix)
2:42
King Just
Warrior’s Drum
4:02
Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek
Africa Dream
3:20
A Tribe Called Quest
Check The Rhime
3:35
Black Sheep
Butt… In The Meantime (The Nostrand Ave Rastafarian Mix)
3:52
Goodie Mob
Cell Therapy
4:07
Masta Ace Incorporated
Born To Roll
4:07
Nitty Gritty
Hog In A Minty
3:37
Kool & The Gang
Summer Madness
4:18

 

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One Cut – Grand Theft Audio LP &

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This Hombré double LP release from 2000 featured Banksy images aplenty. I have not found source material for any of these images except the megaphone tank on the side B label from the previously mentioned Cut Commander record cover, so these were probably designed specifically for this record. The helicopter image is different than the “Happy Choppers” which was later used for the Dirty Funker “Flat Beat” record. This was the last vinyl LP One Cut released.

 

 

We Love You…So Love Us

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Along with Hombre records, Banksy had a continuing relationship with the Wall of Sound record label. There were actually three releases of these Various Artists albums. In addition to We Love You…So Love Us, there was a So Love Us Too, and So Love Us Three, all using Banksy imagery on their covers. This one was the only one to be released on vinyl with a Banksy cover, although there was a promo sampler for So Love Us Too that had a generic cover, but a Banksy image on the label. I am a bit surprised at how rare this particular vinyl cover is. I’ve only seen two of these offered in the past few years. There are many CD versions of the We Love You… series out there, but if you find a vinyl version, consider yourself lucky.

This, of course uses the iconic Banksy Flower Thrower stencil, seen below:

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Or, as originally in situ:

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This piece was executed in 2003 in Jerusalem. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been a source of inspiration for Banksy throughout his career.

OneCut – Cut Commander

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This record, the first of several OneCut (sometimes referenced as One Cut), was released in 1998 on the Hombré label. The track list includes:

A1 Rockin’ With The Onecut
A2 Horn Tune
A3 Own Code
B1 Head To Toe
B2 Horn Beats
B3 Head Beats

Here is the same stencil Banksy put up in Bristol in 1998:

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It is believed that Banksy shared a flat with Jamie Eastman, the owner of Hombré records at the time.

Welcome to Banksy Covers

Hello and welcome to BanksyCovers.com! Many of you may have visited my sister site, WarholCovers.com over the last five years. You will find this to be very similar. On this site, I will be documenting primarily vinyl record covers featuring the work of the artist known as Banksy, although there are some interesting CD covers to be shown as well.

I will start with images from my collection, and add some more details along the way. As with WarholCovers.com, I invite any comments or questions you might have. I have quite a bit going on, but I will try to respond as soon as possible.

Thanks!