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Originally posted by talisman
reply to post by Insolubrious
Was the Coup album really to be released 9/11?
In 2001, The Coup released Party Music to widespread praise. However, in part due to distribution problems, sales of the album were low. The original album cover art depicted group members Pam the Funkstress and Riley standing in front of the twin towers of the World Trade Center as they are destroyed by huge explosions; Riley is pushing the button on a guitar tuner. The cover art was finished in June 2001, and was scheduled to be released just after the September 11, 2001 attacks. In response to the uncanny similarity of the artwork with the Sept. 11 attacks, the album release was held back until alternative cover art could be prepared.
I came up with the idea with the photographer. We took the pictures
on May 15, and we were done with it by the beginning of June. Any
similarities are totally coincidental, and it was originally supposed to be
more of a metaphor for destroying capitalism — where the music is
making capitalist towers blow up......