Hey Look, It’s A Higher-Resolution Image Of The “Chinese Democracy” Cover

Oct 24th, 2008 // 19 Comments

Things that could be in the basket:

• Buckethead, trying out a new look.
• A Dr Pepper that Axl is holding for Slash.
Lots of Ticketmaster cash.
• Spare dreadlock extensions.
• Steven Adler’s dignity.

Man, this is fun! You guys can play along too.

  1. Anonymous

    Hard drives containing hundreds of different “aggro” and “electro” mixes of rejected songs?

    Axl’s white leather suit from the Paradise City video?

  2. PopIsNotDead

    All of the nagging suspicions that this album could never and will never live up to the expectation?

    (We’re gonna need a bigger basket)

  3. Al Shipley

    OK, so the band name appears twice on the cover, with its initials shoved into the corner for good measure? Or is the black bar on the side part of it just how the cover was framed on another site and not part of the actual cover?

  4. twenty-four hour priapism

    Bootleg copies of Live ?!*@ Like a Suicide.

  5. wakeupbomb

    Obviously Tommy Stinson is in the basket…Axl should let him out so he can play the annual Soul Asylum Christmas show at First Ave.

  6. Thierry

    The cans of Dr Pepper that Axl will personally deliver to all of you on Gn’R's 2009 Bicycle Tour of America.

  7. Mike P.

    Is it just me, or this kind of look like a Smiths cover?

  8. Maura Johnston

    @Mike P.: Perhaps Johnny Marr will be the band’s next guitar ringer.

  9. Chris N.

    It’s my brother!

  10. LeighBlack

    Izzy just put out a new album called Concrete. It’s pretty good!

  11. Audif Jackson Winters III

    @Mike P.: I had a similar thought, but Smiths covers always had a person (usually famous, from a bygone era) on them. So this almost seems like a lookalike cover from a Smiths jangle-rock clone from the mid-80s.

  12. K-milo

    Shirts that have some kind of actually cool art

  13. Anonymous

    An album cover that doesn’t suck and actually looks appropriate for a GNR album?

  14. dog door

    @LeighBlack: all of Izzy’s solo stuff has been solid, ranging from “Hm, not bad!” to “I’m still listening to that first album 20 years later…”

  15. Lucas Jensen

    @ChickenCrab: This doesn’t suck?

    And which band is this again? I can’t tell from the cover.

  16. saltwater

    A dead spider and a “100% Sport Young Action Plus” t-shirt with birdshit on it.

  17. saltwater

    Please let the “make your own” Photoshop action commence IMMEDIATELY

  18. riffraff

    i give it odds on that the last track is a rickroll…

  19. Skwerl

    a receipt for kinko’s design services.

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