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Load & Reload Album Covers; Opinions?
Topic Started: March 14, 2009, 11:26 pm (11,504 Views)
Bri
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At first when I found out what it was on the cover I was grossed out and a bit bewildered by it,but now i'm fine with it now and I find to be an pretty interesting and fascinating concept. :P

So What do you think and does anybody know why they chose this artwork to cover the albums?


For Those Who Don't Know (Just in case) :)
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Load
The cover of the album is original artwork entitled "Semen and Blood III." It is one of three photographic studies by Andres Serrano created in 1990 by mingling the artist's own semen and bovine blood between two sheets of Plexiglas.
Reload
The cover of the album is original artwork depicting urine and blood. It is one of three photographic studies by Andres Serrano created in 1990 by mingling the artist's own urine and bovine blood between two sheets of Plexiglas.
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I lik them, I find them interesting, different and unique. They're great works of art.
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When I had my 1 gig iPod I only got a small picture for the albums. I thought Load was flames or plasma and Reload was a tornado.

BOY WAS I WRONG.

I think it's cool in a bizarre way, but to me it just doesn't seem like a Metallica album cover. That's fine though.
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Mar 14 2009, 11:48 PM
When I had my 1 gig iPod I only got a small picture for the albums. I thought Load was flames or plasma and Reload was a tornado.

BOY WAS I WRONG.

I think it's cool in a bizarre way, but to me it just doesn't seem like a Metallica album cover. That's fine though.

I used to think Load was gasoline and Reload was like the bottom of an astronomical body. :|
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Lol I never knew that before some weeks ago! But I think as well that its a pretty interesting concept.. I was grossed as well in the beginning, cause.. Semen and blood.. Aouch! :wacko: But those metallica boys are really creative ! ^^ In some odd way..
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I like 'em, but I thought it was Bull sperm, and not his own?

I read that Kirk saw it in an exhibition, and he thought it would be a cool work to put on the cover.
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I was grossed at first too... Especially for Load cover. :ugh:
But I find it very interesting now. It's pretty amazing how he got the idea of mixing those two. :tu: :horns2
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Mar 15 2009, 01:21 PM
I was grossed at first too... Especially for Load cover. :ugh:
But I find it very interesting now. It's pretty amazing how he got the idea of mixing those two. :tu: :horns2

Just my words! :tu:
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It's funny to me! And also very interestin! Imagine what mind there is to come with an idea like that! Sick and awesome! :D
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I think those covers are kinda gross, but I've gotten used to them by now.
I remember when Andres Serrano had an exhibition in Finland at 2001. There was a lot of disqusted people in here...
I've heard he uses pictures of corpses in his art too... :ugh:
And this is what I found at andresserrano.org:
http://andresserrano.org/
That's just GROSS !! :lol: :puke:
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Mar 15 2009, 04:53 AM
I think those covers are kinda gross, but I've gotten used to them by now.
I remember when Andres Serrano had an exhibition in Finland at 2001. There was a lot of disqusted people in here...
I've heard he uses pictures of corpses in his art too... :ugh:
And this is what I found at andresserrano.org:
http://andresserrano.org/
That's just GROSS !! :lol: :puke:

:D
Don't get me worng - but I find it brilliant and hilariuos and grose at the same time!! Cuz you just have to admit - the guy is unique!!
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I thought for the longest time that the Loadcover was flames the the Reloadcover was like the surface or atmosphere of Mars or something :wacko:
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I always thought that ReLoad was someones ass pictured with heat-camera! (or whatever it is called) :wacko:
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Mar 15 2009, 03:00 PM
I always thought that ReLoad was someones ass pictured with heat-camera! (or whatever it is called)  :wacko:

OMG... you just cracked me up... :tardlol
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An ass ? So funny !
I never thought of that, and now, I'll never be able to look at the cover without that in mind !
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