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Two Virgins album cover...YIKES!
24 September 2010
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vonbontee said:

Elsewhere Man said:

I bought all the "Unfinished Music" albums when they got released on CD. I listened to each of them once and promptly sold them. They're crap.


I think "Unfinished Music #2: Life With The Lions" is pretty good, as far as that sort of thing goes. I used to listen to a lot of noisy avant-garde jazz stuff, so I have a taste for it.  I'll definitely never play it more than once a year though! 

And "Two Virgins" is indeed pretty terrible. I intend to hear "The Wedding Album" someday.


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I listened to them all while writing the John Lennon section. For what it's worth, here's my verdict.

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24 September 2010
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Joe said:

Wasn't there a big white strip (no pun intended) placed over his *ahem* family jewels, though?


Joe it actually came wrapped in a brown grocery-bag-type cover over the album slick. (see a pic of my covered copy here).
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24 September 2010
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I was talking about the picture of Paul on the White Album poster.

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Was two Virgins a Yoko reissue or a Lennon reissue

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What do you mean by a John/Yoko reissue? It was originally credited to John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

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Was it released with Yoko's Back catologue or John's

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They were reissued on Rykodisc in '97 along with the Yoko stuff - even the catalogue numbers are sequential, although the spine credits them to either "Yoko Ono" or "John Lennon/Yoko Ono", depending.

No doubt Ryko figured that anyone who liked Yoko's music would maybe be interested in hearing the JohnandYoko, uh, music.  (Anyone who liked John's music?...not so much!)

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The cover is as Iconic as any Beatles album except the really big ones like Sgt. Pepper or Abbey Road- though granted no one listens to it.  It was the first time a mainstream artist like John had ever appeared full frontal naked- another first for John!

I mean, obviously they were naked because they felt born again with their new found love.  It's a shame the record itself is not that great- even Yoko doesn't have high regard of the content these days.  I don't look upon them as sexual so I have no problem with the nudity, I think some people expect for want it to be erotic and it's certainly not that at all.

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I agree with you, Ochdeus, it stands as an iconic album cover--and you gotta love the title--but still, at the time, can't you imagine the rest of the Beatles looking at each other and rolling their eyes....."John's gone and done it again...."

(When I was a kid (a million years ago), I heard that the White Album had the plain cover because that picture was underneath it, covered up like a Butcher Cover album.....ha!)

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I really wish I hadn't seen the cover, ever! There are some things 5th graders should NOT be seeing.

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Beatles in the Blood said
I really wish I hadn't seen the cover, ever! There are some things 5th graders should NOT be seeing.

And that concludes my presentation on why the internet isn't safe.

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I don't think I could come to terms in ever listening to it. I mean if its like Revolution #9 with other noises of them doing *it*, no thanks.

 

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I've pulled a good few pranks on people leaving the Two Virgins album cover as a desktop wallpaper MWAHAHAHA The looks of horror terror on their faces :D

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AppleScruffJunior said
I've pulled a good few pranks on people leaving the Two Virgins album cover as a desktop wallpaper MWAHAHAHA The looks of horror terror on their faces :D

 

I'm going to use that, but knowing my friends they'll probably going to like seeing naked people. This is the main reason I hang out here than with my real friends, virtual ones are less, I don't know.

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Beatles in the Blood said

AppleScruffJunior said
I've pulled a good few pranks on people leaving the Two Virgins album cover as a desktop wallpaper MWAHAHAHA The looks of horror terror on their faces :D

 

I'm going to use that, but knowing my friends they'll probably going to like seeing naked people. This is the main reason I hang out here than with my real friends, virtual ones are less, I don't know.

 

 

 

Oh no I'm probably as equally dirty-minded as your friends, I just don't show it on the internet :P  

 

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