Tuesday, August 22, 2006

The Man Who Sold the World (1970)

"The Man Who Sold the World" The three covers it's traveled under alone speak volubly of the confusion and wild swings of this daffy, occasionally brilliant outing. David-Bowie-in-a-dress, the last and most enduring, was actually supposed to be the first and only. But, you know, the record companies... (Can someone please explain the cartoon cover? The black and white live shot at least makes sense.) If Kurt Cobain stole the title song, Bowie needn't feel bad. Leadbelly got plucked just as good.

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  1. 'cartoon' cover was by (UK 'underground cartoonist') Mike Weller - also involved with a S London art thing that david had involvement in (i do not recall now) - This was designed as the cover for the american release

    Mike is still working on various things, like here: www.comix.org.uk/visualassociations