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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:02 am 
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What, no bitching about the cover art?


I didn't want to bring it up first, but I'll bet it's coming. :mrgreen:

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Dick's such an asshole must be the same as YCDTOA Vol. 3

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:17 am 
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brainpang wrote:
What, no bitching about the cover art?


I didn't want to bring it up first, but I'll bet it's coming. :mrgreen:

ok, i got this one.

she is screaming AND waving?
or... wait... what is she screaming/saying?
and why is frank king kong ( :smoke: )?
and why is he in a bullseye?
and why is he sniffing inward REALLY hard.
did he snort her right leg clean off (at the kneecap)?
and why is she levitating/leaning on his super small facial hair?

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:54 am 
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Maybe it was supposed to be the original artwork.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:54 am 
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It's a homage to the IT CONQUERED THE WORLD movie poster (seek and ye shall find).


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 12:08 pm 
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LOL. We have to buy all three formats!?!


The DVD and CD are a combo package. I personally don't care about blu ray, especially for something like this. Think this is a far cry from High Art cinematography.

Still, if it was shot on 16mm, the resolution is better seen in Blu Ray. I forgot, was it shot on film or video?

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HJ wrote:
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bracton wrote:
LOL. We have to buy all three formats!?!


The DVD and CD are a combo package. I personally don't care about blu ray, especially for something like this. Think this is a far cry from High Art cinematography.

Still, if it was shot on 16mm, the resolution is better seen in Blu Ray. I forgot, was it shot on film or video?


Shot in 16mm, if I remember right. Frank said it had been transferred to video at one time, too.


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I was going to ask if there's any great difference between DTS-HD Master Audio (Blu-ray) and DTS or 5.1 Surround (the DVD) but I'm getting both anyway.


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HJ wrote:
brainpang wrote:
bracton wrote:
LOL. We have to buy all three formats!?!


The DVD and CD are a combo package. I personally don't care about blu ray, especially for something like this. Think this is a far cry from High Art cinematography.

Still, if it was shot on 16mm, the resolution is better seen in Blu Ray. I forgot, was it shot on film or video?


well, maybe! Film buffs argue about these things all the time with pinky finger raised and ascot pulled tight.
and yep: 16mm. FZ transferred to ? with 80s technology (so they say), and the ZFT said they wanted to go back to the source and start over. So we shall see what is there in the end.

PS I was attempting to be diplomatic, but I don't like that Frank rendition one bit. First FZ release art I've ever turned up my nose at. Ahmet's call?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 2:36 pm 
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brainpang wrote:
I was attempting to be diplomatic, but I don't like that Frank rendition one bit. First FZ release art I've ever turned up my nose at.

It would help if the artist had made the character look like Frank Zappa. It's more than just getting the facial hair in the right place.


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downer mydnyte wrote:
brainpang wrote:
I was attempting to be diplomatic, but I don't like that Frank rendition one bit. First FZ release art I've ever turned up my nose at.

It would help if the artist had made the character look like Frank Zappa. It's more than just getting the facial hair in the right place.


heh. I should not have said, "attempting to be diplomatic..." More like: I am intentionally stirring the pot. But no one took the bait. And so I will say it: That Frank art [EDIT:] I will never get used to...


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:40 am 
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downer mydnyte wrote:
brainpang wrote:
I was attempting to be diplomatic, but I don't like that Frank rendition one bit. First FZ release art I've ever turned up my nose at.

It would help if the artist had made the character look like Frank Zappa. It's more than just getting the facial hair in the right place.

It looks great I think. Intentional cheepnis.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:12 am 
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I've been trying to get used to the image. Sorry, it sucks. Its not even a good parody of It Conquered the World or even movie posters in general. The modified quote doesn't work and the added Japanese word bubble makes it too kitchy by half.

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I haven't really been thrilled with an FZ album cover since the 80s.

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jaypfunk wrote:
In the end the artwork doesn't mean shit. Stop whining about it.


Ha! You are so full of shit, Mister Black & White.
Spit it out: You like it or no?

Aesthetics are key. Yea, it's Frank, not as important, true. But STILL important.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:35 pm 
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Available for pre-order.

http://evo88.com/en/music?page=shop.pro ... word=zappa

DVD/CD is $20.99 and Blu-ray $17.99. Not a bad price.


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I refuse to comment on this until I have it in my hands.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 4:11 pm 
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If you're gonna have artwork it might as well not suck.

The concept is great. It Conquered The World. The artist should have made the guy on the cover look like FZ. A caricature of FZ is fine with me. But instead we get some random dude with FZ facial hair. Is he someone in the audience watching the ROXY show? Who the fuck is it? And where's Zappa?


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downer mydnyte wrote:
If you're gonna have artwork it might as well not suck.

The concept is great. It Conquered The World. The artist should have made the guy on the cover look like FZ. A caricature of FZ is fine with me. But instead we get some random dude with FZ facial hair. Is he someone in the audience watching the ROXY show? Who the fuck is it? And where's Zappa?

It looks like FZ to me. More so than the 200 Motels poster anyway. Sit back. Relax, and enjoy. :lol:


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Please tell me they are keeping the remaining material for a Project/Object blu-ray with thrice as much playing time and all the songs filmed :(


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jaypfunk wrote:
In the end the artwork doesn't mean shit. Stop whining about it.

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awesome cover artwork for Lather, I hated that stupid 3 legged cow

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The one thing they should have done is use the ORIGINAL ARTWORK for this along with the pics from the Vally Girl single. They used the Ryko artwork which always bugged me because the pics of FZ and Moon were NOT period correct.

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^^^^^^Jay's a master of many things. Racism, hypocrisy, etc.

In the end, I'm just ready to see the damn thing.

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jaypfunk wrote:
Those other posts were just observations and opinion.

yeah and none of the talk about artwork in this thread has anything to do with observations and/or opinions.

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jaypfunk wrote:
fucking crybaby

another observational opinion?

just so i don't fucking cry.

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I imagine that they will stretch these Roxy shows over several releases (original R&E, Roxy By Proxy, new Roxy releases ect) and milk it.


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