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Isola
(grinning soul)
02/08/04 06:55 AM
The artwork of Lodger  

Can someone please explain the artwork of lodger, what the heck is David doing on the cover, is he dead or something? and all the strange pictures inside, what does they mean? Please explain...

Made for a real world

CAwesome
(wild eyed peoploid)
02/08/04 06:20 PM
Re: The artwork of Lodger new [re: Isola]  

David was feeling a bit beat up in this period, I suppose.



Blooby
(kook)
02/09/04 07:22 AM
Re: The artwork of Lodger new [re: Isola]  

The pictures inside of Bowie in drag are of course from the "Boys Keep Swinging" video.

I think the cover should basicly shock a little bit.

Just because I believe don't mean I don't think as well

strangeDivine
(stardust savant)
02/09/04 01:29 PM
Looked a lot like David Bowie new [re: Isola]  

He's reinacting the death photos of Che Guevera.

You who stand above them now, your hatchets blunt and bloody: you were not there before.

Pythonis
(kook)
02/10/04 05:31 PM
Re: The artwork of Lodger new [re: Isola]  

its a death pose. The inside art is various prone figures, including Jesus, so he is calling himself a saviour, dead like the others

if you dont behave, I'll turn this message board around and we'll just go home

Shoes
(grinning soul)
02/11/04 03:48 AM
Re: The artwork of Lodger new [re: Pythonis]  

> so he is calling himself a saviour, dead like the
others

hmmm - the squashed nose to me suggests more like being gawked at like a pressed flower or insect; with the [then] current address, it gave [in the same way bowienet does now] fans something to vent their passion towards - i think i sent a letter a day to that address for a while [red face /-:] But i never did understand it myself! Also what's he holding...!



Emil
(stardust savant)
02/11/04 04:37 AM
Re: The artwork of Lodger new [re: Shoes]  

I never know which side of the LP is the front and which is the back.

Everybody... Of all the posts in this forum, this particular post will remain with me the longest.

russellmael
(kook)
02/11/04 06:12 AM
Re: The artwork of Lodger new [re: Isola]  

the cover is him under a microscope (squashed by the glass slide)

I think the rest of the pictures are a bit cheap, to tell you the truth.

Wow... throughout history people have been photographed dead. And lying down.

Which side of the gatefold is the cover keeps changing with different reissues... and I think peoples views on this depend on which issue they first had.

I will always consider the 'face' side the front. It just makes more sense. The fact that the title isn't on it doesn't mean anything.



Emil
(stardust savant)
02/11/04 07:33 AM
upside down boy you turn me new [re: russellmael]  

In reply to:

The fact that the title isn't on it doesn't mean anything.


Of course it does and that's the point... as you are well aware! Face or title? I don't have a gatefold, I have the RCA reissue from 1983 and in principle the text on the spine should tell me the direction. Or the sense the record originally lay in the sleeve - but I didn't memorize that!

Everybody... Of all the posts in this forum, this particular post will remain with me the longest.

pablopicasso
(kook)
02/11/04 07:58 AM
Re: upside down boy you turn me new [re: Emil]  

On the 1991 cd the face is the front but on the 1999 version the title is the front.
On vinyl I haven't got the gatefold, but the RCA international single sleeve (green label) INTS 5212 the title is the front cover but on RCA international NL84234 (black label with inner printed sleeve with lyrics and some of the pictures the face is the cover.
So even the record companies cannot work out which is which.
Has anyone got a gatefold copy? I saw one but didn't get it and I think it was the face on the front.


So long child, it's awful dark
I never felt the sun
I dread to think of when
When the wind blows





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