BECK album parodies, ch 01 – 09

5 05 2008

So I these past few weeks I’ve re-watched and re-read some anime and manga that I really like but haven’t seen and read in a long time. I rewatched Noein ~toward another you~ again and remembered how much I loved it, even though the art quality near the end of the series really suffers, it looks artsy enough that it could possibly pass as experimental and not just plain shoddy. I really loved the music for that too. And I watched bits and parts of the Full Metal Panic series. I saw all of Full Metal Panic! and Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu because I hadn’t watched them for so long that I was having a hard time remembering what actually happened. But I only watched my favorite parts of The Second Raid since I basically remembered what happened.

Similarly, I re-watched my favorite parts of BECK, like the ending of the Greatful Sound sequence, and then re-read the manga afterwards because I liked the sequence of them in the US that didn’t get animated. Reading through the manga I remembered how much I enjoyed the album parodies that Harold Sakuishi does. I’ve looked around for a list of the parodies that he does, but either a list doesn’t exist or I just haven’t looked hard enough. So… I thought that I would make a list. But it is still incomplete as my knowledge of music album covers doesn’t really span all of time. Also, I don’t think that all the chapter title covers are album cover parodies, although a good amount of them are. Some of them I knew immediately and some of them took a little research. So I thought I would share the fruit of my labor with you all. I’ll also post the pictures of the ones that I didn’t know, granted they are album cover parodies, and maybe some of you will know them. Enjoy!

Chapter 4 bothered me for so long. I swear that I knew the cover, but I just couldn’t place it. And then boom! I found it…

Pearl Jam, VS., 1993

Sadly, chapter 4’s title page was the only one I could figure out. This first post doesn’t really show all the other covers I figured out. I swear I know more! These first nine chapters were just really hard because I’m not even sure if some of them are covers at all. Chapters 1, 2 and 8 didn’t have title pages, or at least the scans I’m working off of didn’t include them if they existed.

So here are the ones that I didn’t know:

Ch. 3, 5 & 6

I’m pretty sure that chapter 6 is an album cover but not sure about the other two… actually I’m not even sure if the chapter 3 one is a title page or just a credits page for Mangascreener.com…

Vol 3 Colored Page, ch 7 & 9

I don’t think that the colored page is a cover, but I could be wrong. Chapter 7’s cover page looks really familiar to me, but I just can’t place it. Chapter 9 has the potential to be an album cover, but I’m not sure.

Well, that’s all for chapters 1-9. I’m gonna look around some more to see if I can fill in these chapters and some of 10-19 before I post. If you know one, please share!


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