Saturday, February 21, 2009

Internet: Wikipedia Names Your Band

Here's a fun time-waster, courtesy of the internet.

  1. Go to Wikipedia. Hit "random". The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
  2. Go to Random Quotations. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.
  3. Go to flickr and click on "explore the last seven days". The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
  4. Use Photoshop or similar to put it all together.

There's a group of these album covers on flickr.

Here's my contribution. Band name = Surberg (municipality in Bavaria). Album title = "Administered With Subhuman Inefficiency". (Quote from Eric Ambler.) Cover is a beautiful black and white shot of an elderly lady walking through a rain-slick town square at night, with head down. I suspect Surberg are a post-industrial German band, who make experimental "found sound" collages, live in a squat, but go home to get their laundry done.

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