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Sleevage Sunday! #10

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The Lords of the New Church were a sort of post-punk supergroup formed from the members of The Damned, The Dead Boys, Sham 69 and The Barracudas and I thought they were quite cool in the early 1980’s.

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There was a poster version of the cover artwork too:

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And a removable sticker…

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cassetteSleevage Sunday is where I share selections from my old but recently rediscovered vinyl collection. Music has always been an important part of my life, but so was the packaging. In my formative years I would carefully study every inch of the cover, read every sleevenote, credit and publishing blurb so that the visual qualities of these records became intrinsically linked with the music, so that even now when I hear an old song I also get the imagery too! Alas, much of this will fall upon younger heads whose only visual link with their music is the tiny thumbnail on their iPod…

I am not judging any of these covers – some are great, some are really bad, and others just are. These are simply the images of my youth.

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