Tuesday, 13 May 2014

R.I.P. H.R. Giger

Photo: Chris Stein from Heavy Metal, December 1981.

So sad to hear of the death of H.R. Giger today, and by way of serendipity with my previous two Blondie posts, here's a video from 1981 with a variant soundtrack showing Debbie Harry all Gigered-up! The Record sleeves for Debbie Harry's KooKoo album and related single sleeves were photos by Brian Aris artworked over by H.R. Giger. The subsequent poster campaign featuring Debbie's skewered face was actually banned from being displayed on London's Underground network at the time, as it was deemed too disturbing. I've posted this before, but it deserves another look in the light of current events. R.I.P. H.R. Giger.

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