Category: Album Covers

Album Cover Similarity: Mercyful Fate vs Girl Talk

September 19, 2008

As some of you know, I’ve spent the past week or so totally jamming out to the samples/mixes/mashups of Girl Talk. Anyone who mixes hip-hop beats/lyrics with riffs from bands like The Pixies, The Rentals, The Breeders, and so forth (including a sweet mix of what sounds like Yo-Yo Correction: It’s actually Lil Mama rapping over the sweet double-bass part of Metallica’s epic “One”) is a good artist in my book. This is some total hipster shit.

I usually get totally obsessed over one artist for a while and totally burn myself out on them after a month or so. It’s happened with HORSE the Band, Genghis Tron, and now Girl Talk. And I have a feeling Lil’ Wayne may be next…

Yes, I am a total girl.

Anywayz, after downloading Girl Talk’s “Night Ripper” album from illegal art and jamming out on it for a few tracks, I saw similarities between his album cover and the cover art of Mercyful Fate’s “Melissa”. Nothing too obvious, but I found it interesting enough to post on my blog for future reference, mm-hmm.

  • Girl Talk – Night Ripper

  • Mercyful Fate – Melissa

Metallica is BACK!

September 16, 2008

I never thought I’d hear or see the day when Metallica starts recovering from their recent shittiness. I remember asking former co-worker Eddie James a few months back: “What if Metallica’s next album is totally awesome?”

I was joking at the time, but as it turns out, Metallica’s most recent album is indeed quite awesome!

Considering the circumstances of reality, the new Metallica album (Death Magnetic) doesn’t blow me completely away like their first 4 albums, but it certainly seems to have the capability to do so once I’ve listened to it as many times as the first 4. I’m totally stoked and relieved that Metallica, once the greatest metal band ever, is starting to push back into that position.

And here is the true Metallica discography, according to me:

  • Kill ‘Em All, 1983

  • Ride the Lightning, 1984

  • Master of Puppets, 1986

  • …And Justice for All, 1988

  • Death Magnetic, 2008

As you can see, it’s been a long, long time coming…