All out Coup


I am aware that we’re at the tail end of the World Urban Festival, which has been widely covered by other blogs and countless other free publications. I will take this opportunity to point out one of the highlights not to be missed is the stick-it-to-the-man duo The Coup will be playing a FREE show this Saturday June 24, at 8:00pm, Main stage, 555 Great Northern Way

My first introduction to these guys was way back in 2001 when initial copies of their album Party Music were sent to magazines and elsewhere for review, The cover featured a Photoshopped Boots Riley detonating the World Trade Center. Who would have known that from the time the cover art was conceived and advance copies of Party Music were sitting on music critics’ desks that the WTC would have actually got blown up? Of course the timing couldn’t have sucked more and copies featuring less controversial artwork swapped places with their originals faster than you can say “Yesterday and Today”.

More Details here about The Coup’s show and other things going on at the WUF.

2 Comments so far

  1. Ryan Cousineau (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 1:11 am

    Hey, nice reference to the “butcher Beatles” album cover art!

    Here’s a question: had the WTC buildings not been blown up, would this cover art still be philosophically appalling or not?

  2. Ryan Chu Chu Train (unregistered) on June 23rd, 2006 @ 1:40 am

    I doubt it. After the first WTC attack in the early 90’s, Biggie Smalls had that song ‘Juicy’ with the line “Time to get paid, blow up like the World Trade”. That didn’t cause much of a stink.

    So I think if the WTC were still standing, the original artwork would have been dismissed at face value as some corny Photoshop symbolizing a stab at corporate America.

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