hype sticker appreciation thread!

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i'm a nerd and i love those stickers on album packaging that proclaim the album's awesomeness. yes, i save them!

i'll start with this one because it's the most recent one i've encountered.
https://i.imgur.com/c0xjPEZ.jpg

this one's quite fitting for the album it's advertising imo. though i'm not sure i would have attached the adjective "crunch" to hiphop in the 80s.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:28 (one week ago) link

I'll post my copy of it later but I'm forever grateful for this particular issue of the album

https://www.discogs.com/Cul-De-Sac-Ecim/release/2628064

...since it featured my AMG review of it on the hype sticker.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:33 (one week ago) link

would love to see that, ned.

https://i.imgur.com/qsaa6Ej.jpg

this one makes me chuckle, but it's not wrong!

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:40 (one week ago) link

oh look, hardly art is really pushing the colored vinyl lol

https://i.imgur.com/aHhSeDP.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/r4cSmW4.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/LXoQAfN.jpg

lots of info on that last one. album info, download code info, and yes, it absolutely came with 3d glasses!

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:44 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/UBlQTXL.jpg

oh hey, this has a download code and was signed by paul webb. nbd.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:45 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/2B7t5KZ.jpg

just say what it is. absolutely nothing else needed in this case.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:46 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/JaU0jar.jpg

love this one from nu amerykah part one. 'honey' isn't listed on the song order on the back, but it was technically the lead single.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:50 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/CrFYRWp.jpg

still wanting to know what the "more" was on this one, as i'm pretty sure it covered everything pretty well without that added on.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:52 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/YrWzaEk.jpg

don't see this one hardly ever anymore.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:53 (one week ago) link

I love the one on this Voivod album (I can't work out how to link the big cover image so you'll have to click on small version):

https://www.discogs.com/Vo%C3%AFvod-Dimension-Hatr%C3%B6ss/master/57129

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:54 (one week ago) link

"MORE PSYCHEDELIC THAN EVER!

that rules.

https://i.imgur.com/RAd3n8e.jpg

these really wordy columbia ones always got me super interested, even if it was something i knew i probably wouldn't like haha

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:58 (one week ago) link

Kinda like the redundancy of this one, right under "The Kids Are Alright" listed as one of the tracks...

https://www.picclickimg.com/d/l400/pict/233122095986_/The-Who-My-Generation-HYPE.jpg

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:59 (one week ago) link

baahaha, that's awesome.

"HEY GUYS, THIS IS THE ONE WITH THE SONG"

https://i.imgur.com/C5vbz6y.jpg

this one makes me feel really sad and proud simultaneously.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:01 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/qQXWtIy.jpg

and then sometimes the labels would just skip the sticker and print it directly on the cover.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:03 (one week ago) link

A musician friend put a hype sticker on a CD release with made-up review quotes from nonexistent publications (e.g., "Moscow Jazz Weekly"). It was pretty hilarious when he started getting reviews that favorably quoted the fictitious outlets ("Vladimir from the Moscow Jazz Weekly is right -- this is great stuff").

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:08 (one week ago) link

😄that rules

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:16 (one week ago) link

There's like a whole review on this one.

http://images.45worlds.com/f/ab/dwight-twilley-ar-4214-ab.jpg

Dwight Twilley: Twilley

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 18:46 (one week ago) link

still wanting to know what the "more" was on this one, as i'm pretty sure it covered everything pretty well without that added on.

I guess a few of the recordings ("Hard Times in New York Town"; "Wallflower") aren't technically "outtakes" or "demos." Also, while "Last Thoughts on Woodie Guthrie" is indeed "live," I would categorize it as something altogether "more"....

Spry at 78 (morrisp), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:02 (one week ago) link

Speaking of Dylan, there are two good stickers on this baby (I miss "The Nice Price"):

http://www.searchingforagem.com/1980s/1980s_Pictures/SavedUSImportFront.jpg

Spry at 78 (morrisp), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:11 (one week ago) link

Oh man you guys are gonna love this

https://www.instagram.com/vinyl_record_hype_sticker/

piscesx, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:14 (one week ago) link

This was on a bunch of MCA records starting in the '80s. It started as a hype sticker, but then they started printing it right on the sleeve, obscuring/altering the artwork. Pretty annoying.

(see also: RCA's Best Buy Series)

https://img.discogs.com/FBz1pvBJNJuD5aEMG5MznrRtHyM=/fit-in/300x300/filters:strip_icc():format(jpeg):mode_rgb():quality(40)/discogs-images/L-294717-1391836540-2201.jpeg.jpg

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:16 (one week ago) link

That kind of sticker is kind of a mixed blessing, when you're giving an album as a gift. I remember once gifting my dad a CD with Columbia's "The Nice Price" sticker, and he said, "I see you bought this at... 'The Nice Price'."

Spry at 78 (morrisp), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:20 (one week ago) link

XP Sometimes MCA would go further with that. There's a budget version of Goodbye Yellow Brick Road that's just the two records in a wide sleeve, eliminating all the gatefold art.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:22 (one week ago) link

Yep, they did that with '80s reissues of '70s reissues of early Who records, too. My Generation and Magic Bus used to come in a gatefold, but in the '80s they crammed two records into a single sleeve, with a sheet of paper illustrating that which had previously been the inner gatefold art.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:25 (one week ago) link

Oh man you guys are gonna love this
https://www.instagram.com/vinyl_record_hype_sticker/
― piscesx, Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:14 PM

brilliant. followed.

xpost: i hate when they cheaped out on the gatefold cover.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:28 (one week ago) link

https://imgur.com/IogWTqt

umsworth (emsworth), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:39 (one week ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/IogWTqt.jpg

umsworth (emsworth), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 20:40 (one week ago) link

Not a hype sticker, but in light of the this thread, I had to laugh when this album art was just presented to me.

https://imgur.com/Z4O6VoJ

bendy, Thursday, 10 October 2019 03:06 (one week ago) link

I save them too! I try to peel them off and affix then to the jewel case or sometimes in a black spot inside the booklet. When that fails, I'll cut them out with the plastic and insert them into the booklet.

Gerald McBoing-Boing, Thursday, 10 October 2019 03:34 (one week ago) link

My CD copy of Flowers of Romance has a ‘Compact Price’ insert on the bottom right of the cover, but it’s actually part of the booklet? Not sure how common this particular phenomenon is.

Master of Treacle, Thursday, 10 October 2019 03:55 (one week ago) link

A lot of early MCA CDs had the budget-line badging added to the cover art, and the back page of the booklet had an ad for other Albums in the series.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 10 October 2019 04:03 (one week ago) link

That’s just rude

drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Thursday, 10 October 2019 04:25 (one week ago) link


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