Arctic Monkeys Album Cover Cost $1

There was no expense spared when Arctic Monkeys shot the cover for their new album "Humbug," it cost the band just $1 to make.

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There was no expense spared when Arctic Monkeys shot the cover for their new album "Humbug" - it cost the band just $1 to make. The UK rockers recorded their third LP at Joshua Tree in California, where they also posed for the photo that appears on the artwork. "We were heavily involved in the album artwork this time." Drummer Matt Helders told The Sun. "It's a bold thing to be on the front of our album, even though we are still slightly disguised." "It's a photo I took with a dollar camera. I bought a camera for a dollar while we were in Joshua Tree in the Californian desert. There were film students selling all this stuff off at ridiculously low prices." Explaining why Arctic Monkeys decided to show their faces on the album (it's the first time all 4 members have appeared), frontman Alex Turner added: "We're on the cover because it feels like the album is more ours somehow." "Humbug" is released on Monday, August 24th. Thanks for the report to Angryape.com.

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    korn_dawg
    dollyDagger wrote: i was a huge artic monkeys fan. but josh holme producing it? and black sabbath tshirts? what the hell. this album is terrible. absolte garbage. the only 'dark' thing on the album is alex's voice, he only really sings low now. worst album of the year by far. the 2nd album is the best
    Don't worry; Josh Holme isn't producing the album. Actually, no one even knows who that is. And if you hate an album based on a t-shirt being worn by a band member and because of a producer you obviously know nothing about, then you may want to keep your opinions to yourself. I am stoked for the album and can't wait to hear the whole thing.
    deisegirl
    I can believe it too, it's a very boring album cover, the Crying Lightning cover was far better. Still can't wait to get it tomorrow though
    ThunderPX
    I saw them live recently at Pukkelpop Festival; I didn't like their old stuff, but some of the new stuff (at least I assume these were the new songs, since I didn't recognise them and thought I could hear some Josh Homme in there) is pretty damn cool.
    JDizzle787
    dollyDagger wrote: i was a huge artic monkeys fan. but josh holme producing it? and black sabbath tshirts? what the hell. this album is terrible. absolte garbage. the only 'dark' thing on the album is alex's voice, he only really sings low now. worst album of the year by far. the 2nd album is the best
    homme, not "holme", and what do you have against sabbath, eh?
    Antoine-Øleg
    dollyDagger wrote: i was a huge artic monkeys fan. but josh holme producing it? and black sabbath tshirts? what the hell. this album is terrible. absolte garbage. the only 'dark' thing on the album is alex's voice, he only really sings low now. worst album of the year by far. the 2nd album is the best
    Do yourself a favor, and keep the pessimistic commentaries for yourself, because the guys won't regret their current musical approach just because you don't like it.
    paddypadman
    The whole packaging is pretty cool! Kinda like a vinyl as there is a slip for the CD and everything. I was wondering how they got that effect on the picture, but I imagine it was just the shitty 1 dollar camera..
    SumFX
    Arctic Monkeys Rule! Weird Yet Awesome News!, I Hope More Bands Do Stuff Like This Cuz Alot Of Album Artwork Looks Too Cheesy Nowadays.
    Johnny_Ibanez
    Sooo... where is it? Don't write a story about a photo and make go on Google Images to find it!
    EternalLife18
    best album theyve made, love it but shite cover but then it is about whats inside the case rather then the cover
    dollyDagger
    i was a huge artic monkeys fan. but josh holme producing it? and black sabbath tshirts? what the hell. this album is terrible. absolte garbage. the only 'dark' thing on the album is alex's voice, he only really sings low now. worst album of the year by far. the 2nd album is the best