Elephant Reissue! (RSD 2013)

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Re: Elephant Reissue! (RSD 2013)

Post by Kaber » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:28 pm

Picked mine up on the way home today - looks amazing

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Re: Elephant Reissue! (RSD 2013)

Post by woodisgood » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:47 pm

Have to admit being a dumbo here: I don't understand the cover art. I read somewhere that it's supposed to somehow look/represent an elephant's head, but . . . me no see . . .
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Post by rsimms3 » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:51 pm

woodisgood wrote:Have to admit being a dumbo here: I don't understand the cover art. I read somewhere that it's supposed to somehow look/represent an elephant's head, but . . . me no see . . .
From Wiki:
In an interview with Q Magazine in 2007, Jack White said, "If you study the picture carefully, Meg and I are elephant ears in a head-on elephant. But it's a side view of an elephant, too, with the tusks leading off either side." He went on to say, "I wanted people to be staring at this album cover and then maybe two years later, having stared at it for the 500th time, to say, 'Hey, it's an elephant!'"
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Re: Elephant Reissue! (RSD 2013)

Post by chaptertwentyone » Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:54 pm

woodisgood wrote:Have to admit being a dumbo here: I don't understand the cover art. I read somewhere that it's supposed to somehow look/represent an elephant's head, but . . . me no see . . .
I have a picture somewhere on my desktop of the image of an elephant superimposed into the cover art.
Once you see it you'll get it.
I'll try and find it later unless another swirler knows what I'm talking about.
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I’M GONNA KILL MY BROTHER JACK
I’M GONNA STAB HIM RIGHT IN THE BACK
PUT HIM IN THIS HOLE
AND HE’LL NEVER COME BACK
‘MEMBER THAT?”

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Re: Elephant Reissue! (RSD 2013)

Post by woodisgood » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:08 pm

That'd be most helpful. I do "see" the head somewhat; but I also meant all the imagery, what with the cricket bat, the light bulb, Meg's ankle and the rope, the skull . . .
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Post by Kali Durga » Wed Apr 24, 2013 8:13 pm

woodisgood wrote:Have to admit being a dumbo here: . . .
But being a Dumbo is very appropriate here!

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Dunno about the lightbulb and skull, but the cricket bat has always struck me as being a tusk, and the rope on Meg's ankle is like the tail of an elephant.
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Re: Elephant Reissue! (RSD 2013)

Post by Getbacktogether » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:11 pm

i kinda think i see it but at the same time i dont...

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Post by Obliquitous » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:35 pm

Never heard it was an elephant on the cover this whole time! Been staring at it for the past 10 minutes but can't see any elephants :( This thing's harder than some Picasso's to crack.
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Re: Elephant Reissue! (RSD 2013)

Post by Jamie » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:31 pm

Obliquitous wrote:Never heard it was an elephant on the cover this whole time! Been staring at it for the past 10 minutes but can't see any elephants :( This thing's harder than some Picasso's to crack.
Put it right up against your face, defocus your eyes and slowly move it away.

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Post by JonnyH » Fri Apr 26, 2013 11:34 pm

Jamie wrote:
Obliquitous wrote:Never heard it was an elephant on the cover this whole time! Been staring at it for the past 10 minutes but can't see any elephants :( This thing's harder than some Picasso's to crack.
Put it right up against your face, defocus your eyes and slowly move it away.
It's a schooner!

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Post by chaptertwentyone » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:05 am

woodisgood wrote:Have to admit being a dumbo here: I don't understand the cover art. I read somewhere that it's supposed to somehow look/represent an elephant's head, but . . . me no see . . .
Image

I mean, I guess you can be the judge?
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I’M GONNA KILL MY BROTHER JACK
I’M GONNA STAB HIM RIGHT IN THE BACK
PUT HIM IN THIS HOLE
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Post by Kali Durga » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:38 pm

When you look at it straight on (squinting a bit and using a fair amount of imagination), Jack and Meg form the elephant's "ears". And the cricket bat could be one of its tusks. I've yet to figure out where the trunk is in the straight-on view, though. Unless that's what the bat is for, perhaps.
"And the message is clear: if we want Jack White as our hero, he will entertain, but not pander. We have to accept all his flaws, whims, caprices and manias as a critical, sometimes uncomfortable, part of the contract."

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Re: Elephant Reissue! (RSD 2013)

Post by chaptertwentyone » Sat Apr 27, 2013 9:23 pm

It's a schooner!
"You dumb bastard! That's not a schooner, it's a sailboat!"
“I’M GONNA KILL MY BROTHER JACK
I’M GONNA KILL MY BROTHER JACK
I’M GONNA STAB HIM RIGHT IN THE BACK
PUT HIM IN THIS HOLE
AND HE’LL NEVER COME BACK
‘MEMBER THAT?”

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Re: Elephant Reissue! (RSD 2013)

Post by Moller72 » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:26 am

AlexFaderr wrote:
It's a schooner!
"You dumb bastard! That's not a schooner, it's a sailboat!"
You beat me to it.

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Re: Elephant Reissue! (RSD 2013)

Post by JonnyH » Sun Apr 28, 2013 1:32 am

Moller72 wrote:
AlexFaderr wrote:
It's a schooner!
"You dumb bastard! That's not a schooner, it's a sailboat!"
You beat me to it.
Thank you thank you! :D

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