British rockers Hard-Fi
are shunning record industry tradition by refusing to put an image on their latest album - proclaiming album art is dead.
The Cash Machine
hitmakers insist there's no need for an iconic cover in the internet age, and have emblazoned their eagerly-awaited second record Once Upon A Time In The West
with the simple slogan, "No cover art".
Frontman Richard Archer says, "We wanted to break the rules.
"The significance of album covers in general is becoming little more than a centimeter square on an iPod screen, or at best a 10 centimeter CD.
"We don't need some airbrushed band shot just because it might be expected. F$%k that. This is about the music."
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