This Year's Model: ALBUM COVERS!

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Australis, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Australis

    Australis Writer Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2005
    So, as Zion once said, a fun and highly creative internet game that's been around for a while, and also featured on Miscellaneous on a number of occasions. Basically it goes like this, for those who don't know:

    1) Go to Wikipedia and select a random page, or use this link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Random
    The title (ignoring any disambiguation suffixes) of the first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

    2) Get a random quotation from this page (NB it may produce pop-up ads)
    http://www.quotationspage.com/random.php3
    The last four or five words of the very last quotation of the page is the title of your first album.

    3) Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days" as per below:
    http://www.flickr.com/explore/interesting/7days/
    The THIRD picture along, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

    4) a random name generator for song titles. Suggested use:
    http://watchout4snakes.com/CreativityTools/RandomWord/RandomPhrase.aspx
    Set the generator to adjective - very common, noun - very common, or noun, noun, that seems to give the best results.

    As they say in the classics, I'll start.

    [​IMG]

    Tracks:
    Tough Pants
    Returning Dinner
    Combining Fear
    Attention Hack
    Impossible Assistant
    Two Naming
    Relative Company
    Replacement Close Partner
    Crash Hypocrite
    Isolated Refrain
    Bonus track: Admitted Confectionery

    (Name: Simiolus: Netherlands Quarterly for the History of Art

    Quote: Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. Somerset Maugham

    Image:
    Winter Sepia by corrada2000

    This isn't one of the better ones. My favourite is the one below, from 2009.)

    [​IMG]

    Tracks:
    Otherwise Writer
    Constant Lock
    Paid Discipline
    Forward Deal pt 1
    Forward Deal pt 2
    Using Plastic
    Close Written
    Hotel Earth
    Medium Movie
    Population Model
    Opening Arrangement
    Closer Reader
    Little Broadcast

    (Wow, the phrase generator was on fire! I might have to write some of those songs. :) )
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2013
  2. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Location:
    Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea
    I'm getting...80s/90s vibe? Grunge?

    [​IMG]

    Hard Firecracker
    Reckless Cop
    Setbacks At The Steering Wheel
    Secret Fairness
    Respect Your Thoughts
    Imperfections Follow Me Everywhere
    Surprise Time
    Burning Nature
    Smells Like Compromise
    Step Away From The Hand Grenade
     
  3. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    I have no skillz with photoshop or any other picture manipulating programs so this is going to have to be text only:

    Hackerence - "A Rough Lump Of Marble"

    Songs:
    Meaning Wild
    Precise Opening
    Just Expression
    Hearing Complexity
    Resulting River
    Harmful Stable
    Secure Greatest
    Displayed Port
    Growing Behalf
    Safe Hardware
    Grave Broadcasting
    Forgotten Conference
    Stopping Gasoline
    Reverse Subset

    (quite a diversity of sonic tapestries on this album. From the country/metal fusion of "Harmful Stable" to the environmental activism of "Stopping Gasoline", to the Rammstein-influenced calypso of "Grave Broadcasting," there's something in there for everyone. Although "Safe Hardware" did make the band subject to accusations of selling out for a commercial jingle.)
     
  4. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2005
    The random song title generator link gave me an error 400.

    I found another site though. I admit I did come up with the titles for tracks 4 & 5 myself. They seemed fitting.

    [​IMG]

    band name: Soviet occupation of Poland

    album title: they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets

    Tracklist -
    1- Eternal Soviet 2:23
    2- Crimes Of Occupation 3:12
    3- Polish Night Tears 3:03
    4- Tanks For The Memories 2:57
    5- Occupation Opus 1:21
    6- Chased Out, Will Return 3:56
    7- Poland Follows Me Everywhere 3:26
    8- Remembering Occupation 3:33
    9- Eternal Soviet: Reprise 2:12

    ©1945 Soviestsy Rekords/ Sovietsky Musik
     
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2013
  5. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
  6. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    Here is a corrected version...
     
  7. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Location:
    Avon
    Love this game!

    [​IMG]

    Track list

    1. Raw Comfiness
    2. Signalling Background
    3. Banzai Fairness
    4. Shh Forgotten
    5. Beyond Bulk
    6. Into Shortfall
    7. Why Oxygen
    8. Unique Overcensor

    I think i win the 'most unwieldy group name' award. And i want to hear both Raw Comfiness and Beyond Bulk
     
  8. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    ^And I'd like to hear Shh Forgotten. :lol:

    Widely unknown outside Scandinavia, the Swedish band Mukim-Mukim, are with the English-language version of their début album För ett rent samvete. giving an international audience a taste of their raw, yet melodic, mix of highly danceable traditional Nordic folk-music and Country & Western tunes. The Sci-Fi inspired social comment in the lyrics might not be to everyone's taste -but they are hilarious!

    Tracklist:
    1. comparatively strong move
    2. after efficient host rejection
    3. overwhelming plus
    4. sneak market classification
    5. subtle damp joint
    1. lesbian exit
    2. beyond agreeing now
    3. expired quiz
    4. about scientifical farewell processing

    [​IMG]
     
  9. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    Lesbian Exit? I could stand to hear a little more. :D
     
  10. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    ^Yup, that phrase generator has some weird shit going on :lol:

    Personally, I'm rather fond of expired quiz - all about quizzes on television.
     
  11. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    Sean Connery just called. He wants to know whether we've invented "anal bum cover." :lol:
     
  12. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    ^The way we're working it might come up any time now...
     
  13. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Location:
    Avon
    [​IMG]

    and the tracks:

    1. Squeamish Tea
    2. Celery Aversion
    3. Entirely Dick
    4. Of Valued Whorl
    5. Dutch Earphone
    6. Tap Funk
    7. Storing Goodness
    8. Neophyte Jar

    that random word thing is downright mad. I want to hear all of these
     
  14. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    ^Wow, just: wow! -that is some good album (well, visually it is - and with those tracks).
     
  15. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Location:
    Avon
    Ok, last one for tonight.

    [​IMG]

    Tracks:

    1. Run Wire Nonsense
    2. Immediately Magnesia Amongst
    3. Distant Congratulation
    4. Useless Touch
    5. National Bugger
    6. Mistake Bloody Boat
    7. Body Compiler
    8. Internal Luxury
    9. Whirlingly Approaching Intermix

    i reckon Palomar Observatory (brilliant name, if i start a band i'll name it that) would sound like depressing emo-indie music
     
  16. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    Eleven soft-metallic tracks about the non-existence of deities... well it's better than Hosanna! Musics album... even if that isn't saying much.

    [​IMG]

    Tracks:
    • Blue Vinyl
    • Situate Recursion
    • Invisible Feasibility
    • Naïve Sum
    • Neglected Gentleman
    • Acting Executive / Disturbed Principal
    • Enough Compassion
    • Distorted Fly
    • Continued Drama
    • Visiting Orbit
    • Happier Era
     
  17. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    IdeaPad Y Series - "Legislature Is In Session"

    Tracks:

    1. Like Home Interference
    2. Complicate Nicest Motive
    3. Traveling Crisp Supernatural
    4. Condensed Milk Pi
    5. Boiled Preferred Reservation
    6. Complacent Environmental Citizen
    7. Refreshed Diet Ax
    8. Ended Automated Situating
    9. Stray Optic Action
    10. Overnight Overdue Cause
    11. Distorted Stimulated Rumor
    12. Petty Insufficient Threshold

    (I was disappointed at the overt political content but I did enjoy the Kraftwerk-inspired country jazz of "Stray Optic Action" and the Middle Eastern influenced a cappella swing of "Condensed Milk Pi.")
     
  18. trekkiedane

    trekkiedane Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2005
    Location:
    I'll let you know when I get there.
    ^Link to the cover -please!

    ETA: Track #11 sounds like any rumour I know :p
     
  19. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Location:
    Mr. Laser Beam is in the visitor's bullpen
    Like I said, I don't know how to use image manipulation programs.
     
  20. Avon

    Avon Commodore Commodore

    Joined:
    May 7, 2010
    Location:
    Avon
    could you link to the actual image on flickr?