Scratch The Surface :: Wire, Pink Flag

(Album artwork: Does it indeed affect our listening experience, and if so, how? Scratch the Surface takes a look at particularly interesting and/or exceptional cover art choices.)

There is a temptation to romanticize: a photograph of a barren flagpole; a pink, painted-on banner waving from the apex; a hazy blue summer sky behind; a simple, black four-letter word in block letters in the upper left corner. It seems like the simplistic cover of some boiling manifesto, of some great divination of the future. The solitary word . . .

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