Thursday, March 16, 2006

The one with the thistle,on a tree . . .





This photograph was used as the cover for the first edition of Camouflage Heart and also as a promotional poster for said album.


11 comments:

spaewaif said...

So,what is the story behind the two different covers for CH?
Were the numbers released different?
I often come across the version with the Desire wall and only occasionally with the tree one.

Plastic Orcadian said...

Is there any connection between the original Camouflage Heart cover and The Wind Is Strong cover or are the trees purely coincidental?

up a tree said...

you seem fixated with trees in a cindytalk context,is that because you live on an island which claims to have no trees?

medium asleep said...

If we're talking islands and trees, I was told that most of the oaks in the south of the Isle of Man (which is where I am) were taken for those dirty great big warships centuries ago. Anyway - thistles. I once saw some one wandering around Cambridge in a thistle t-shirt. I've always regretted not going up to them to ask "Where the bloody hell did you get that?" So did a thistle t-shirt exist, or have I dreamt it?

spaewaif said...

Hello,mediumasleep.
T-shirts did exist.
There were probably a few versions but I only know of this one model that I recall being on sale at gigs on the American tour.
Mine,which is the one that occasionally pops up on eBay is black (and twice my size at least!)
At the front,there is a thistle with the words touchedRAW across it and at the back there is a very ingenious
KcIiSnSdEyDtSaOlUkR
The capitals are mine,the original is red and silver.

minnie the minx said...

ingenious!?howsabout obscurist?what other band would hide their name on the back of their promotional t-shirt in a jumble of letters!!!it really is like a game of hide and seek with cindytalk,no wonder nobody's ever heard of them...

minnie hee haw said...

oh and whilst we're on the subject... that first album cover for camouflage heart,no name of band,no name of record on the front.bloody hell,i arsk you.

no-face said...

actually,i do recall that praxis (records) had a t-shirt which had the name of the label embossed in black (on a black t-shirt) on the inside which meant it was only barely visible on the frontside.on the back there was a large circle with the words "visibility is a trap" written in dark grey.a reference to the underground networks (rhizome) and their desire to remain seperate and hidden and therefore free to pursue their dream-actions (relatively) unhindered.sounds familiar...

Plastic Orcadian said...

I've got a completely white cindytalk tee shirt with no writing and no pictures at all. I tried to sell it on ebay and nobody bid for it so I relisted it as a Rolling Stones tee shirt and sold it right away - £8.50 I got.

Penguin Books said...

Dear Plastic Orcadian

Please do not divulge such information on an open forum or blog as it may have a detrimental effect on book sales.

Sir Pingu Rice-Davies

I sleep beneath the flowers said...

Minnie the minx,regarding first album cover for camouflage heart,no name of band,no name of record on the front,it was certainly made up for it with Wappinschaw !