Name Your Band, Create Your Album Cover With Wikipedia & Flickr

Noise Addicts has shared the rules to a fun way to name your band, choose your album cover art and name your album, with a little bit of randomness, and some help from Wikipedia, Flickr and Quotationspage.

Here are the rules:

  1. Go to Wikipedia and hit “random” and the first article you get is the name of your band.
  2. Go to “Random Quotations”. The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page will be the title of your new album.
  3. Go to Flickr and click on “Explore the Last Seven Days”. The third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

They’ve got a library of album covers with the post, and they are actually on a par with a lot of actual releases.

If you give it a try, leave a comment with what you came up with!

I gave it a try, and came up with the album “brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems”, by Revolution.

Here’s the album cover:

Image: sarah22333

Note: If you actually treat this as more than a game, make sure to look for Creative Commons licensed images!


52 thoughts on “Name Your Band, Create Your Album Cover With Wikipedia & Flickr

  1. Nice! You can let Wiki name your band, Flicker can do your art, and there are numerous software programs that will make music for you. At what point will a laptop computer become self-aware and just start a band without any human intervention whatsoever? Perhaps the task of doing something ‘new’ or ‘different’ is just too daunting for some…

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  2. Really? Sorry but this little meme was cluttering up every corner of facebook about a month ago. I was trying to forget it!

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  3. Cool.

    Band Name: Johnathan Sessler
    Album: You Shouldn’t make a sudden move

    Album art is an abandoned house.

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  4. sweet

    band: Information Integration Theory

    Album:Good without Roast Beef
    cover is a sunset over a rocky beach

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  5. You ever think of switching hosts? Maybe go with hostgator or something? Maybe it’s just me but it seems like your site speed is going down the pooper the past few days ;\

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  6. Band name……Hondschoote

    Disc name……..”Health,efficiency,success”

    Disc cover………..”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lordjezzer/8552537144/”

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  7. Band: Margariscus Margarita
    Album: Waiting for prosperity to come.
    Year: 2013
    Cover: http://www.flickr.com/photos/55198400@N05/10476354346/

    Songs:
    Waiting For Prosperity To Come
    Pubbilya
    Friend’s forehead with a hatchet
    (9286) 1981 ED35
    Partying is such a sweet sorrow
    Amy Trivedi
    The opposite may also be true
    Devil’s ground (Am I stealing this?)
    Not troubled by the rain

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  9. That’s an impressively Dadaist non sequitur to this thread which is all about randomness. Bravo!

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