March 24, 2003 -
Blur bank on Banksy!
Anti-war graffiti artist BANKSY
has designed the cover of the new BLUR
album 'THINK TANK'.
The artwork features a couple trying
to kiss whilst wearing underwater helmets. The
cover for the band's last album, 1999's '13',
was designed by ex-guitarist Graham Coxon,
who left Blur during the
recording of the latest album.
Banksy has become
infamous through his use of philosophical stencil
and graffiti work that targets war, social
barriers and prejudice. The artist's website at
banksy.co.uk carries the statements 'Weapons
of Mass Disruption' and 'A wall
is just as good a place to publish as anywhere
The video for the first single to be
taken from the album - 'Out of Time'
- features a fly-on-the-wall clip shot on a US
Navy warship in the Gulf. Damon Albarn
has become one of the most outspoken British
musicians against the war, also financing several
protest adverts in NME.
'Think Tank' is
released on May 5, with the single 'Out
Of Time' preceding it on April 14.