Blur – Think Tank

img_5798

img_5800

fullsizerender

fullsizerender

Blur is an English rock band that achieved great success in the 1990s. Think Tank, released on the Parlophone label in 2oo3, reached number 1 on the UK charts, and was the band’s highest ranking album in the United States, reaching number 56. This record was re-released in 2012. The easiest way to tell the difference between the original and the reissue is the numbers listed on the blur sticker and the bar code on the back. Here are the images from the original:

And the reissue:

 

Advertisements
Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blak Twang – Kik Off (single)

fullsizerender

img_5795

fullsizerender

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blak Twang – Trixstar (single)

img_5393

img_5394

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blak Twang – So Rotton (single)

fullsizeoutput_67e

fullsizeoutput_67f

Blak Twang also was known under the alias, “Tony Rotton”, hence the name of this track.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Blak Twang – Kik Off

fullsizerender

fullsizerender

Blak Twang – Kik Off is a double LP from 2002. It was released on the Wall of Sound label’s Bad Magic imprint. This record also spawned three 12″ singles and an EP, which will be illustrated in the following posts.

fullsizeoutput_19e

img_5372

img_5374

fullsizeoutput_19c

fullsizeoutput_19b

fullsizeoutput_19a

img_5788

I know this is not the best photo (and I wish I had photographed my Mint copy), but you can see the photo credit for Steve Lazarides, and the explicit art direction credit for Banksy. From Steve Lazarides’ own website Lazinc.com,

“Lazarides founder Steve Lazarides worked with Banksy whilst he was employed as the picture director of the magazine Sleaze Nation. Steve exhibited the street artist’s work for a number of years and generated an unprecedented interest in Banksy and ‘street art’ that others have since capitalized on, thus giving birth to the current movement. Steve became Banksy’s de facto agent, a working relationship that ended in early 2009. ”

On Banksy’s own website, he disavows Lazarides, stating, “Banksy is NOT on Facebook, Twitter or represented by Steve Lazarides or any other commercial gallery.”

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Root Manuva – Yellow Submarine

fullsizeoutput_1a9

fullsizeoutput_1a8

This is the only single to appear from the Ultimate Dilemma label’s Badmeaningood series. it is a one sided single with a cover version of the Beatles classic song from Volume 2 – Badmeaningood Roots Manuva, released in 2001.

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Skitz – Badmeaningood Vol. 1

img_5334img_5336

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

 

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment