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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 12:34 pm 
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So, whilst listening to NPR today, I heard a story on Facial Recognition Software. Basically, a camera in a mall or car dealer will take your picture, run it through the internet and find out who you are and what you like, buy, etc.. so when you pass the signs in the mall they show you what you want and the car dealer has a leg up on your sale.
Then I thought... hey... I bet some of those internet folks have figgered this out for the Album Close-Ups! And it was so...

First, ya go to Google Images...

https://images.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl

See that camera on the right of the Google Images screenshot below?

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Click on the camera. A tab drops down and you can enter the URL of the pic. I put in the one for my Atlanta Rhythm Section Close-Up:


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And then you see the results!


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For this one, they weren't sure, but their best guess was plenty good, since you see the complete album pic on the right!

Needless to say, I'll have to check each pic before posting, so it may take longer to make posts. Maybe they will be harder or easier or maybe the game's over, I dunno, we'll see.

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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
PostPosted: Thu Jun 18, 2015 2:23 pm 
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At first, it was fun solving the riddle... then I was bummed cuz it seemed like the game would suck... then I thought... "Hey, a bunch of those pics beat the internet!" :shock: (so far anyway)
Seems the game may go on for a bit more... :)

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 Post subject: re: album close-ups
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I'll bet I know who the artist is for #117 even though I've never so much as glanced at one of his albums. But who else plays a Gibson Byrdland?
wango montango



117 wes montgomery ‎– movin' wes
51 dengue fever - venus on earth

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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
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I dunno how many people have heard of Dengue Fever, but they're pretty weird. A couple friends of mine saw them live and were extremely impressed. Me, not so much...

#51 Dengue Fever - Venus on Earth
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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
PostPosted: Fri Jun 19, 2015 6:33 am 
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I had already taken a round's worth of pics, so I thought I'd see if they would show up on google images. About 1/2 did. So, I cropped those some more and most fooled google right away. However, one of them was unsalvagable. God damn Cat Stevens! Just try to cut up the cover of Teaser & the Firecat so that google can't figger it out! :)
I think the next time I take pics, I'll have a better idea what to do.

255. ** Solved on page 30 by slime! **
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256. ** Solved below by KUIII! **
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259. ** Solved below by Shrewnews! **
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260. ** Solved on page 22 by My_Name_Is_Fritz! **
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261. ** Solved on page 10 by pbuzby! **
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262. ** Solved on page 21 by KUIII! **
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263.
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264. ** Solved by Shrewnews on page 31!
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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
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#259 is FZ, The Perfect Stranger

Very surprised by the Dengue Fever one...I was sure that was something I recognized, and that it would turn out to be by a very mainstream artist.

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Yessir! :)

#259 FZ - Boulez Conducts Zappa The Perfect Stranger
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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
PostPosted: Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:19 am 
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Easy one for you, with cabal clues elsewhere in this very forum:

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Yes Sir, Mr. GG! Gotta love the chair leg for a nose. Solved on page 7 by Shrewnews! :)

#203 FZ - The **** of the Mothers
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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
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#256 is Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather


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Yessir KUIII! :)

#256 Stevie Ray Vaughan - Couldn't Stand the Weather
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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
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Awrite... these are gonna be more difficult. I had several pix that I couldn't trick google with, so I couldn't use em. Most pics can trick google if I make em small enough, but at some point the image becomes useless. It doesn't look like anything specific, resemble the original or provide any intrinsic clue to lead to an answer. Believe it or not, most of the unsolved pics have something in them that could lead to a solution. You may have to know the band or album or whatnot to recognize the clue, but they are usually there if you ask the right question. Anyway, several of these images were intended to be bigger, but I had to crop them.
I was given a suggestion that I should provide more clues. I think that's great, but difficult to do. Most clues I think of are either total giveaways or no help at all. There seems to be a narrow margin of error. That said, since these pics turned out to be difficult, I'm going to try to give one clue for most pics. My thought for now is to provide something for each pic, along the lines of the following categories:

1. Decade - ... that the album is released, not recorded, 1960s, 1970s etc..
2. Genre - Classic Rock, Prog etc...
3. Level of Obscurity - Common, Rare, vinyl-only etc...
4. Format - Double Album, Gatefold, EP, Single etc...

If this turns out to be helpful, I'll go back and add clues to the unsolved pics.

Punk
265. ** Solved on page 20 by just plain doug! **
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1960s
266. ** Solved below by Shrewnews! **
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1980s
267. Solved by KUIII on page 10! **
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EP
268. ** Solved below by KUIII! **
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1980s
269. ** Solved on page 27 by Shrewnews! **
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1960s
270. ** Solved on page 32 by Shrewnews! **
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Maybe not Rare, but certainly not common.
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Hispanic Big Band
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It's got words - no additional clues
273. ** Solved on page 29 by KUIII!
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1970s
274. ** Solved on page 23 by Shrewnews! **
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1980s
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1970s
276. ** Solved on page 10 by harryrag! **
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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
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#266 is Jefferson Airplane: Bless Its Pointed Little Head

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Awrite Shrewnews! :)

#266 Jefferson Airplane - Alive at the Fillmore East/West - Bless It's Pointed Little Head
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#268 is Dire Straits "DancEPlay".


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Awrite KUIII! :)

#268 Dire Straits - ExtendeDancEPlay
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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
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This was a tricky one:

#72 is the Kinks: Everybody's in Show-Biz.

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Awrite Shrewnews! :)

#72 The Kinks - Everybody's in Show-Biz
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< Recap deleted. Go to page 25 for current Recap >

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And now for a few new ones! :)

Classic Rock-ish
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EP
278. ** Solved below by Shrewnews! **
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Electronic
279. ** Solved below by Shrewnews! **
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Brainiac Jazz
280. ** Solved below by Shrewnews!
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80s
281. ** Solved on page 10 by KUIII! **
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EP
282. ** Solved below by just plain doug! **
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Weird, hahaha
283. ** Solved below by Shrewnews! **
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Super Weird!
284. **Solved on page 28!**
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70s
285. ** Solved on page 23 by pbuzby! **
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50s
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60s
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80s
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80s
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Instrumental
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Live
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 Post subject: Re: Album Close-Ups
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278 is King Crimson - Sleepless
279 is Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing
280 is Anthony Braxton - For Trio
283 is Camper Van Chadbourne

Let the record show that I recognized that last one even though my copy of the LP has that particular image mostly covered by a sticker.

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#44 I think is from Fleetwood Mac's Tusk
#236 Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits


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#282 - Cheap Trick "Found All the Parts" (best version of "Day Tripper" you'll ever hear!)

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Shrewnews wrote:
278 is King Crimson - Sleepless
279 is Tomita - Snowflakes Are Dancing
280 is Anthony Braxton - For Trio
283 is Camper Van Chadbourne

Let the record show that I recognized that last one even though my copy of the LP has that particular image mostly covered by a sticker.

Awrite Shrewnews! :)

#278 King Crimson - Sleepless EP (Pitched to the right as that is the orientation of the Sleeve)
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#279 Tomita - Snowflakes are Dancing
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#280 Anthony Braxton - For Trio
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#283 Eugene Chadbourne with Camper Van Beethoven - Camper Van Beethoven
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pbuzby wrote:
#44 I think is from Fleetwood Mac's Tusk
#236 Pete Seeger's Greatest Hits

Awrite pbuzby! :)

#44 Fleetwood Mac - Tusk
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#236 Pete Seeger - Greatest Hits
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