Photoshop has got to be one of the most defining advents of our time. Spilled on your shirt for school pictures? No problem, we’ll just edit that out. Missed your annual friend reunion at Comic-Con and feel left out? Never fear, we’ll just plop a picture of you next to that Yoda cosplayer over there. Want to alter that classic vinyl cover so it has Han Solo‘s face on it instead of David Bowie‘s? Why the Long Play Face has gotchu covered.
Now, I’m not always a fan of editing real life just for the sake of a nice photo, but in this case, I’m fully on board. Why the Long Play Face specializes in photoshopping pop culture into iconic album art, and recently, Star Wars has gotten the bulk of the attention.
As Slashfilm points out, WTLPF’s mission also evokes another question: what would the albums in the Star Wars-verse be like? Music, even outside John Williams’ legendary scores, certainly plays an auxiliary role in the films. You’ve got Figrin D’an and the Modal Nodes (a.k.a. the Cantina Band) from Star Wars: A New Hope, Sy Snootles and the Max Rebo Band in Return of the Jedi, and then the unnamed Star Wars: The Force Awakens band in Maz Kanata’s cantina (comprised of Taybin Ralorsa, Infrablue Zedbeddy Coggins, Ubert “Sticks” Quaril, and Sudswater Dillifay Glon). What would their LP covers look like mashed-up with David Bowie’s face?
While you ponder on that, don’t miss these actual album reimaginings. Pink Floyd, Nirvana, Prince, Bjork, Sonic Youth, Black Sabbath, and David Bowie are just a handful of the stars featured in these excellent mash-ups. Check out the full photo album here and let us know your favorite in the comments.
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