Wednesday, February 25, 2009

My new album cover.


While I am not much of a fan of the FaceBook memes--being an old, angry, curmudgeonly sort of guy--I did enjoy this one, forwarded to me by my pal Xian.

1 - Go to Wikipedia. Hit "random"
or click
The first random Wikipedia article that comes up is the name of your band.

2 - Go to Quotations Page and select "random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very LAST quote on the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to Flickr and click on "explore the last seven days"
or click
The third picture in the top row, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use PhotoShop or whatever to put it all together.

5 - Post it to FB with this text in the "caption" or "comment" and TAG the friends you want to join in.

The result of my efforts is posted above!


Anonymous said...

Sounds Awesome! Digg time!

Jon Cole-Dalton said...

All I can say is, sweet.

Anonymous said...

this is wonderful

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Unknown said...

Here's mine! Love it. I think mid 90s, NOFX stye punk band, probably?

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

My band=Nickerson Farms and our upcoming album is titled "be a nonconformist like everybody else"

Unknown said...

Band name: Tokyo Ghetto Pussy.

suedeface said...

SJD for lyfe!:

Flipyap said...

Edited to make it more metal:

Original, sticking fully to the rules. Sounds more like a solo project:

I LOVE this meme.

Jeff Green said...

haha! Everyone keep posting your own. These are great. I'm gonna make more too, uhhh, when I'm not at work.

Anonymous said...

i made a bunch of these about a year ago:

mmmyep. i don't have photoshop, so i just used MS paint.

Anonymous said...

oops. looks like the links got cut off.

blogger has been having a lot of weird problems lately...

Unknown said...

Wow. I'm always surprised how things like this float around. I first heard this over a year ago (someone even crated a page then to automatically generate the info: Then all of a sudden in the past week or two it finally exploded. Kinda like a really slow delay bomb.

Unknown said...

Sclager totally sucks. They're just a bunch of sellouts now. I was totally into them when they were indie, but now that they're on a major label they suck. I remember seeing them @ the 8x10, and they totally rocked, they even did a cover of "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" and they tore it up. But now they're just cashing in and playing the hits for all the lemmings out there.


Nick Kunst said...

Pretty nice:

Cory said...

So awesome:

Flipyap said...

I love this meme so much.
Somehow the results I'm getting sound quite plausible.
I'm hoping to get some nonsense next.

Anonymous said...

That was a lot of fun.

Flipyap said...
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Flipyap said...

I was glad to finally find a crazy combination, but now that I look at the finished result, it does look like a sort of plausible hardcore album. This meme is magic.

Anonymous said...

Here's mine. Almost looks like a real album, but doesn't really match me.

Anonymous said...

And the track list, based on the rule I heard about which is basically "google the name of your band and album. go to the third page. select the song titles out of the text of the 10 results on that page":
1. LOL, Soulja
2. Army - Small Wars Council
3. A Cross Dressing Pakistani Television Presenter
4. Margate FC, What More Could You Want?
5. MELBOURNE, Jan 18
6. The Only Self Goal
7. Match :-(
8. They Only Really Have One (Sometimes 2)
9. And Also a Hundred
10. Lahore Unit

Anonymous said...

I want this.

Anonymous said...

I wonder what kind of music that band would actually play.

Anonymous said...

Not got photoshop installed but....

List of Golden Harvest productions

Worthy of great respect

Nice image

Anonymous said...

heres mine

G-Man said...

Too lazy to shoop. Thus, text.

Band Name: Yuri Trutnev
Album: "Spends very little on office supplies"

Rock on!

Blain Newport said...

Naming our band after another band's song was kind of lame, but I like the title of our first album.

The really nice photo was stolen from here.

I dub her the mistress of macro.

Daveo said...

Here's mine:

Anonymous said...

Hmmm. I think I'll have to break the rules on this one....the first Wiki article was "List of Square Enix Compilation Albums". While I'm currently enjoying Chrono Trigger on my DS, that's just a really dumb name.

Fred said...

Anonymous said...

Band name: Skinman
Album name: Through to your liver

Disturbing how the band name and the album linked up perfectly.

Unknown said...

We are Yamabe Flow. Please check out our new album here:

Anonymous said...

That was really great!

Foodstuff said...

"Seriously, except yourselves."

Anonymous said...

Larry Bergh

"Making Us Ignorant"

Unknown said...

Chuquibambilla is a mouthful for a band name - I like it.

Ground Chux said...

This was actually a sweet little experiment. Pretty stoked with my results.

the Augusta and Florida Railway
about life: it goes on

Which kinda looks like my overly-arty follow-up album to a critical darling.

Anonymous said...

Hey Jeff, since you're so into music would you care to share with us in a blog post some words on your favourite video game soundtracks? Among my faves are Doom, Star Control 2, The Longest Journey, and The 7th Guest.

Anonymous said...

Sweet! Don't have time to Photoshop these since I'm work...strangely enough actually using Photoshop.

Here are a couple names/albums that came up for me:

The "Could Really Be a Band and Album" Category:

Band: Anchusa
Album: Lower Middle Class

Band: Longfellow
Album: In The Long Run

The "Totally Awesome and Funny" Category:

Band: Worora
Album: Better Than You Dare To Think

Band: Rod Coleman
Album: I Gave Up Reading

Wetzel said...

Band Name : United States House of Representatives elections in Iowa, 2008
First Album : It's what drives men mad, being methodical.

Album cover :

Anonymous said...

Killer Nuns, a plane ride away!

haha where was this in high school? Me and my buds spent days trying to figure out a band name...(we should have rehearsed, we sucked)

Anonymous said...

Seriously, this is too much fun.

Unknown said...

The title and pic worked surprisingly well together.

Gentry said...

band name: Dealer's Choice
album: Psychology in the world

it kind of works

Anonymous said...

Surprisingly perfect.

Band: List of trolleybus systems in the United Kingdom

Anonymous said...

I used to work at a classic Rock station here in NY, and we used to get these demo albums from these no-name bands daily. They all thought we would drop the over-analyzed, field-tested, and pre-programmed playlist in place of their "never heard of your crap" B-music. These look and sound exactly like every single one of those albums.

Fred said...

Holy crap, did I get lucky, 3 times!!!

Scribejay said...

That worked too well.
Band: 1957 World Figure Skating Championships

Album: things we haven't been taught.


This band will be awesome.

Anonymous said...

It seems like everyone I know discovered this all of a sudden. Being too lazy to use photoshop I put up a web app to do these:

Album Cover Generator

My band is here: Regrettable Lutefisk

Anonymous said...


Capt Cross said...

Here's my attempt at this meme. It kinda could be a real album cover.

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Fred said...

Dude, is there any way to kill these spammers?

No, not a "report spam" link, I mean like, really kill them.... really.

Just a thought.

Anonymous said...



Fred said...

Oh GOD, Jeff. Make the spam stop!!!