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I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: The Joker ()
Date: January 29, 2018 17:56

"All of the mini-musicians have tumbled into the icing, except for Brownjohn’s friend Mr. Richards. The only one left standing, he is still strumming his guitar".

[www.nytimes.com]






Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-01-29 18:30 by The Joker.

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: January 29, 2018 17:59

Premonition, innit!

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Hairball ()
Date: January 29, 2018 18:08

Thanks Joker.
Link not working - try this one:

Let it Bleed cover artist Robert Brownjohn


"His artwork for “Let It Bleed” is to be auctioned Thursday at Bonhams in London for an estimated price of at least €35,000, about $47,000,
which is, inevitably, inflated by its association with the Rolling Stones".


I had never heard of Robert Brownjohn prior to reading this article, but he has quite an interesting story.

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Rip this joint, gonna save your soul, round and round and round we go......

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: stonehearted ()
Date: January 30, 2018 01:11

I don't get why Keith would be still standing on the cake -- is it because this Brownjohn fellow was Keith's friend?

By the way, that looks more like a cartoon representation of Brian Wilson than it does of Keith. And the model of Mick, it looks more like a MAD Magazine version of Peter Noone.

I never really thought much of the front and back cover artwork for this album; the only thing I ever looked at was the song title listing. I noticed the cake, but never stopped to study it. The art concept seems to have absolutely nothing to do with the music on the album.

It should have been based on Country Honk instead; that is, a painting of a funky Southern bar with Honky Tonk Women and drunk Stones all strewn about the place. That would have made more sense.

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Send It To me ()
Date: January 30, 2018 02:22

Never thought LIB had a great cover commensurate with it's status as a record

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: treaclefingers ()
Date: January 30, 2018 09:50

it's a great cover...it's about having your cake and eating it, or something.

actually you guys may be onto something, no real relation to the music. Where's the Midnight Rambler, Honky Tonk Women, or Monkey Man or the guy that gets the diamond from the mine?

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: January 30, 2018 10:59

Good to cross this one off the list and to learn that all those sinister rumors floating around for years are not true.

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: The Joker ()
Date: January 30, 2018 12:04

Quote
stonehearted
I don't get why Keith would be still standing on the cake -- is it because this Brownjohn fellow was Keith's friend?

By the way, that looks more like a cartoon representation of Brian Wilson than it does of Keith. And the model of Mick, it looks more like a MAD Magazine version of Peter Noone.

I never really thought much of the front and back cover artwork for this album; the only thing I ever looked at was the song title listing. I noticed the cake, but never stopped to study it. The art concept seems to have absolutely nothing to do with the music on the album.

It should have been based on Country Honk instead; that is, a painting of a funky Southern bar with Honky Tonk Women and drunk Stones all strewn about the place. That would have made more sense.

Here you go

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: MrTurner ()
Date: January 30, 2018 12:15

One presumes much much thought went into the back image. Full of symbolic meanings, the part eaten cake and pizza, the broken record, the various fates (or not) that befell the little figures on the top ... poor Brian face-down. It may be that the purpose was just the general destruction of the ordered image on the front.
It must have been fun to set up and trash.

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 30, 2018 12:18





ROCKMAN

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 30, 2018 12:43



Let It Bleed
Original large color transparency 8 x 10 inches
London 1969




ROCKMAN

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: January 30, 2018 12:47

Cake smashing is very much part of The Rolling Stones' history.






Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 30, 2018 12:50



Let It Bleed stamp
London 2010




ROCKMAN

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: hopkins ()
Date: January 30, 2018 15:43

Love the artwork; very cool assemblage;
Thing is, my favorite part of all of it is those simple song titles
on the very top. Wow. Not a loser in the bunch. Sterling incredible genius rock and roll album. Can't be ever said too many times. Wow.

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: January 30, 2018 18:02

Not to discount where/how the album is cracked, the exact positioning of the wheel or the Cold Italian Pizza, which has a bite out of it, but...

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: z ()
Date: January 30, 2018 19:20

Quote
treaclefingers
it's a great cover...it's about having your cake and eating it, or something.

actually you guys may be onto something, no real relation to the music. Where's the Midnight Rambler, Honky Tonk Women, or Monkey Man or the guy that gets the diamond from the mine?

Well, there's the cold Italian pizza...

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: The Joker ()
Date: January 30, 2018 19:34

Quote
Rockman


Let It Bleed stamp
London 2010

Thanks Rockman. It's a great stamp. Queen Elizabeth on the right, facing the Stones about to tumble in Chantilly.



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Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: ThePaleRider ()
Date: January 30, 2018 19:42

The music on the vinyl inevitably makes a cover a 'great' cover...

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: January 30, 2018 20:07

Quote
MrTurner
...poor Brian face-down. .

He isn't.

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Date: January 30, 2018 20:10

Quote
His Majesty
Quote
MrTurner
...poor Brian face-down. .

He isn't.

Who's face down in the icing, then?

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: z ()
Date: January 30, 2018 20:13

Jagger

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: His Majesty ()
Date: January 30, 2018 20:14

Quote
DandelionPowderman


Who's face down in the icing, then?

A blonde haired singer. grinning smiley

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: MrTurner ()
Date: January 30, 2018 20:54

Quote
His Majesty
Quote
MrTurner
...poor Brian face-down. .

He isn't.

Yes fair-do's it is the singer...

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Koen ()
Date: January 30, 2018 20:59

That’s Brian? And I always thought the fifth figurine is Mick Taylor...

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Date: January 30, 2018 21:11

Quote
His Majesty
Quote
DandelionPowderman


Who's face down in the icing, then?

A blonde haired singer. grinning smiley

grinning smiley

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: 2000 LYFH ()
Date: January 30, 2018 22:33


Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Rockman ()
Date: January 31, 2018 00:53




ROLLING STONES and the making of LET IT BLEED -- Sean Egan



ROCKMAN

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Leonioid ()
Date: January 31, 2018 01:08

shoulda gone with Hard Knox and and Durty Sox... that woulda been hellafunny...



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2018-01-31 03:33 by Leonioid.

Re: I finally understand why Keith is the last man standing (on the cake)
Posted by: Silver Dagger ()
Date: January 31, 2018 12:10

I wonder if the Let It Bleed cover was inspiration for this...




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