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Stranglers Live X-Cert | The Best Live Albums

Stranglers Live X-Cert | The Best Live Albums | Remembering the music i love | Scoop.it
“Stranglers Live X-Cert is a live compilation album by new wave / punk group The Stranglers. The original album was recorded at The Roundhouse in June and November 1977 and at Battersea Park in September 1978.”
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I was there - at the battersea park gig. Not my first, but the nubiles that came on during the set were a real eye opener for a 15 year old!
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WATCH The Story Behind Joy Division's 'Unknown Pleasures' Album Art

“ The cover artwork for Joy Division's classic 1979 album Unknown Pleasures has become almost as iconic as the music itself. (The second Google Image result for "joy division unknown pleasures" is not an album cover, but a t-shirt.) As a part of next month's Visualized Conference in New York City, graphic designer Peter Saville, who created the album art, talked about the image's origins. Saville said that the young members of Joy Division "knew what they wanted on the cover." The image they gave Saville was "this page from the Cambridge Encyclopedia of Astronomy", an image that Saville calls a "wonderfully enigmatic symbol." Sort of like Ian Curtis himself.” The squiggly white lines are a “comparative path demonstration of frequency from a signal of a pulsar," in fact the first pulsar ever observed.
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The most perfect album by the best band required perfect design for the sleeve. This was it. Hopefully, one day, Peter Saville will do a similar, I'm sure moving, piece about the 'Closer' sleeve.
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