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Anybody know where I can find the original photo took from the National Geographic magazine depicting some South American Ruins later used by eldritch Reptile House front cover ?
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Hi Taylor!

I think you may find it here - http://dev.an00.net/ngs/

I also found this page which has some great scans of the EP inc the lyric sheet :D - http://members.fortunecity.com/sompromo ... se/RH.html just watch out for all the damn popups :x

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and the next question is: does anyone know which issue it was? :D :D :D :urff:
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yes : and which issue is exactely ?
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I'm sure I remember an interview with Eldritch where he said that The Reptile House cover was somehow copied/influenced by the cover of Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies", but I saw the cover once and it didn't bear any resemblance. Any ideas?
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No anaconda was took from Alice Cooper Bilion Dollars Bays 7 inch
Reptile house was took from an NG image of south America ruins
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Ah ok, well I didnt recognise Anaconda either in the cover of BDB

EDIT: Ah, you said 7-inch. It was the album I saw.
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Dan wrote:I'm sure I remember an interview with Eldritch where he said that The Reptile House cover was somehow copied/influenced by the cover of Alice Cooper's "Billion Dollar Babies", but I saw the cover once and it didn't bear any resemblance. Any ideas?

yes, that's how I thought it to be too. 'till today thanks taylor ;D

I always was convinced there were strange faces staring back at me from my 5ft Reptile house poster. now I know why :wink:


here's a link to the billion dollar babies 7" artwork. From research, the album sleeve is much the same - checkout "no more mr nice guy"

http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/daviedamn ... ingles.htm

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paint it black wrote: here's a link to the billion dollar babies 7" artwork. From research, the album sleeve is much the same - checkout "no more mr nice guy"

http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/daviedamn ... ingles.htm

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Anaconda's cover comes from the Billion Dollar Babies album cover, which is a picture of a green snake? skin wallet.

http://www.users.zetnet.co.uk/daviedamn ... albums.htm

The album cover has a reptile texture when you run your fingers over it.
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:D The photo the Reptile House cover was taken from is 99% definately a picture from inside the August 1980 issue of National Geographic, from a feature on Mexican natives.

Anyone have a copy lying about?
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Black Shuk wrote::D The photo the Reptile House cover was taken from is 99% definately a picture from inside the August 1980 issue of National Geographic, from a feature on Mexican natives.

Anyone have a copy lying about?

http://dev.an00.net/ngs/issue.php?issue=280H

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Black Shuk wrote::D The photo the Reptile House cover was taken from is 99% definately a picture from inside the August 1980 issue of National Geographic, from a feature on Mexican natives.

Anyone have a copy lying about?
oh yes! i see what you mean!

http://dev.an00.net/ngs/issue.php?issue=280H

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upto page 40, no sign yet ;)
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bingo :)

http://dev.an00.net/ngs/page.php?n=86&i ... gelist=All

I think?

Yowsa - cool picture

Aug, 1980 - Page 0210
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paint it black wrote:bingo :)

http://dev.an00.net/ngs/page.php?n=86&i ... gelist=All

I think?

Yowsa - cool picture

Aug, 1980 - Page 0210
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Oh yeah! Wicked! If I'm lucky enough to meet Von this Saturday (I've got a funny feeling he's gonna stay on in the Blank Canvas after the show to sample the place), I'm gonna scare him with my in-depth knowledge of Sisters record sleeves.
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Thanks all for finding that pic - always wanted to know where the inspiration came from - Thanks to the dreaded "Internet" nothing can remain a secret for very long any more ;-)
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I must be stupid...
Are you guys talking about the red and black picture on page 210-211? Or some other one?
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No photo indicate at pag 209-211 is wrong : check careful with sleeve of Reptile
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I've compared the National Geographic picture with my floodland sleeve and I can't see a match at all.
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not floodland... the reptile house. ;)

http://members.fortunecity.com/sompromo ... RH_slv.jpg

but no, its not actually the same photo :(

but its VERY similar, and looks like it might be a photo of the same building :)
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Sorry, slip of the tongue, I meant Reptile House (I had the sleeve in my hand as I typed the message, lol, why did I get the name wrong??). I see no resemblance at all.
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Hmm, yeah, I've just spent about 15 minutes staring at the Reptile House sleeve, and the image isn't the same, but it does look like the same building, with the crumbled bit at the top.

Speaking of Sisters imaging, someone once told me that hidden in the Vision Thing artwork is an image of a city skyline, but I can't find it anywhere- can anyone help? where am I supposed to look?
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Ooh! I never noticed that before! On the front you have the Egyptian symbol on what I thought was a black bacground. In my defence I had the record in a plastic sleeve which is a bit crinkled. It's not just a black background but you can see a city skyline. Especially noticeable at the bottom right.
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Black Shuk wrote:Hmm, yeah, I've just spent about 15 minutes staring at the Reptile House sleeve, and the image isn't the same, but it does look like the same building, with the crumbled bit at the top.

Speaking of Sisters imaging, someone once told me that hidden in the Vision Thing artwork is an image of a city skyline, but I can't find it anywhere- can anyone help? where am I supposed to look?
It isn't that clear on the CD but on the vinyl cover it's pretty clear.
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