Friday, 15 May 2009

Manics Album sold with 'plain' cover by Supermarkets

The title of this entry says it all really.

The new Manic Street Preachers album Journal For Plague Lovers which features the artwork of Jenny Saville has been 'banned' by supermarkets. So they are selling it with a plain cover instead.

The cover pictures an androgenous young face that appears to be blood splattered. This is deemed offensive by supermarkets. Problem is the band has come out in defence quoting lines like 'it's the brush strokes' and 'the style' of painting etc. Come on people, it is what it is. Art.

There are worse things on magazine shelves and DVD covers in every shop in the country.

BBC Link 6Music

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