I do love On the Third Day, if it was in colour it wouldn't be half so cool and I love their deadpan faces, it's brilliant. And is that eyeliner, Mr Lynne? Ooo, I love a man in eyeliner....
Eldorado is OK, it's nice and colourful and all but I do get a bit "meh" when it gets raved about by arty types. Probably aimed more at the US than the UK.
However Out of the Blue is in another league for me. It was the first album I ever bought aged 14 and I got a right telling-off from my Dad for it because he thought it was such a waste of money. The cover is such a clever move on from ANWR and really created an image for ELO which still endures (maybe re-done a few too many times on subsequent covers?) Not to mention the amazingness of the gatefold, the puzzling "make a spaceship" and the airbrushed portraits, it's never been bettered. *votes OOTB*
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this was a tough one. they are all unique but On The Third Day was like gold dust to me when i was a teenager. in fact from being an ELO fan from the mid 80's to the age of 16, i could not find this album anywhere. so managing to get a vinyl copy for my 16th birthday was bloody amazing. i spent years wondering what it was like. all i knew was it had King Of The Universe and Ma Ma Ma Belle on it. it was way beyond my expectations. then trying to find it on CD was the next task. months later i skipped school and went to Virgin Megastore in my hometown bored out of my skull i had a look around then went to have a look at the ELO section. which consisted of 3 or 4 CD's. had a quick look and low and behold, the holy grail!!!! On The Third Day!!!! not the recent remeaster that can be found everywhere. this was the mid 90's. with the Black and White cover. then came the kicker. i had no money. i picked it up and asked an assistant if they wouldn't mind putting it behind the counter and i'll come back in an hour.got home, explained to my mum what happened. she was pissed off. now luckily, i rarely asked my parents for much. but i debated and pleaded like made for money to get this CD. my mum gave me the ultimatum that i can get it but it is a easter gift lol. yeah, i managed to talk my way into having the album not long after i got it home. it was worth coming clean lol. so that my friends is why i have voted for On The Third Day
I'm not a big fan of belly buttons unless they look something like this:
And Jeff's, Bev's and the other's belly buttons certainly don't look anything like that, so "On the third day" is discarded for me.
I like Eldorado's cover. It certainly has it's mystery, but it's not an original idea (it's taken from "The wizard of Oz"). That's the reason I'll go with "Out of the Blue", which not only is an original idea but it is also very attractive visually and very iconic of ELO.
Timeblue: Quiet in here tonight....
Aug 14, 2021 21:38:06 GMT
BSJ: Horacewimp. Was that you who stole Tommy Cruise's car? ::49::
Aug 27, 2021 23:49:41 GMT
Horacewimp: ……maybe. Every time I heard a helicopter in the last few days I said it was Tom doing his filming. Apparently he liked the Brum chicken tikka masala he ordered an extra portion.
Aug 28, 2021 8:01:31 GMT
BSJ: Is this a restaurant you visit?
Aug 28, 2021 17:29:04 GMT
Horacewimp: No…too posh for me
Aug 28, 2021 18:00:13 GMT
eloneen: Just got my booster shot (high risk of exposure as a teacher)! I hope it doesn't hit me as hard as dose #2 did, but it would still be worth it!
Sept 24, 2021 23:48:17 GMT
eloneen: So happy about my booster shot! Still feeling good. I had expectations of curling up in bed, taking Tylenol, and just pushing my way through some unpleasant side effects. What a nice surprise! I have only very mild soreness at the injection site.
Sept 25, 2021 12:50:43 GMT
Horacewimp: That’s good to hear eloneen, Mrs Wimp has had a message while we were on holiday regarding booking her booster, I’m somewhat further down the list.
Sept 25, 2021 15:05:23 GMT
eloneen: Horacewimp I hope her experience is as uneventful as mine!
Sept 25, 2021 16:13:52 GMT
orioles70: we're spending the weekend on a 1000m mountain in the Blue Ridge in Virginia, Fall has arrived with 70 mph gusts and a 25 degree drop in temps, if we're lucky a tree will blow down and make us stay an extra day
Oct 16, 2021 22:54:26 GMT
Horacewimp: Have a great and safe trip.
Oct 17, 2021 7:48:37 GMT
eloneen: Enjoy the fall colors! We've said many times that we want to take a "fall colors" trip to the mountains here in NC to take in the breathtaking scenery, but we have mainly gone out that way in spring or summer. Please share photos with us orioles70!
Oct 17, 2021 12:45:50 GMT
Timeblue: Are you on the trail of the lonesome pine?
Oct 18, 2021 16:14:32 GMT
eloneen: I'm not. I'm in the central part of NC, but there are soooo many pines, so they're not lonesome ...but maybe your question was for orioles70?
Oct 18, 2021 22:58:55 GMT