Pokécovers: Classic Album Art with Pokémon!

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I am a 90s kid. The Pokémon games and – to a lesser extent – the Pokémon television series were an integral part of my childhood. As an avid music fan that is obsessed about album covers, combining both is a personal wet dream come true.

The Pokécovers project started when three comrades from the Land of HUE (ie, Brasil) united to pursue an idea born out of an anonymous internet forum. The end result is trill, even if it could use a bit more metal. Good news is, they take suggestions, so let’s bother them until they do your favorite album’s makeover. I want to see Jynx on the cover of Jane Doe.

Take a look at my favorites:

Metallica‘s Black Album + Ekans

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Pink Floyd‘s Animals + Tepig

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Swans‘ Filth + Rattata

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Swans‘ To Be Kind + Oshawott (I have no idea who this Pokémon is)

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MF Doom‘s Madvillainy + Cubone

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And now, the coup de grâce:

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Pokécovers is only 2 months old, and they run daily posts. Send them your suggestion! And don’t forget to stab here and give them a like!

PS: I’m not gonna lie, one of my favorite aspects about this page is that they respond to criticism with images of Anthony Fantano. Like this one:

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  • Kill on sight.

  • CyberneticOrganism

    Pokemon are evil, you heathens. EVIL!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjHrExOM-ww

    • /converted.

    • The Fish Boz

      I WANT TO DELETE THIS POST RIGHT NOW

      I AM SORRY OH LAWD

      • CyberneticOrganism

        REPENT YOU SINNING FISH DEMON

        • The Fish Boz

          OH NO I AM A BAD FISH

          I AM A TERRIBLE MAGI… KARP

          • The Fish Boz

            DANG ANOTHER POKÉSIN

      • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

        Behold the Dagon!

  • Le Tapir The Based

    • Mother Shabubu 4

      ..

    • Kevin Nash & Friends

      I hate Anthony Fantano so much.

      • Le Tapir The Based

        I hate Kevin Nash and his stupid Friends so much.

        • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

          Are there wrestlers in Finland?

        • Kevin Nash & Friends

          Nash and his friends could kill Anthony Fantano.

      • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

        Who’s he, and what’s the story?

        • Kevin Nash & Friends

          He’s a shitty Internet music critic.

          • Le Tapir The Based

            I’m guessing he gave an album you love a bad review?

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            I’ve never watched one of his videos.

          • Le Tapir The Based

            >has never seen any of videos
            >still claims to hate him
            gg wp m8.

      • KJM

        His face is so punchable, and I don’t even know who he is.

        • Kevin Nash & Friends

          The Tapir loves him too much.

          • Le Tapir The Based

            You’re just jealous that I love him and not you.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            It doesn’t bother me.

          • Le Tapir The Based

            That’s what you say, but it’s not what I hear and see. I can see anguish in your eyes, Jim.

          • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

            His eyes say no, but his jimmies say “Yes, Tapir!”.

        • Le Tapir The Based

          “I’m feeling a light to decent 3 on this punch.”

        • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

          I can feel his balls on my fist!

          http://i.imgur.com/vWo89iT.gif

  • I made it till a 4oclock post! Victory!

    You all have a good night.

    GL

    • TrickleDownOvTacoKvltRiff

      KVELTERTAK!

  • Mother Shabubu 4

    I still play Pokemon.

    #Toiletovconfessions

    • Pokémon Gold and Blue were huge in my childhood and teenage days. But, now the “competitive” aspect of the game really sick me :/ It’s like those kids talking about League of Legends. Not.

      • Disgustache

        I play Magic, and that is a whole ‘nother level of shit right there. But LoL is just silly. If you’re gonna play a MOBA, play DotA2 and be hardcore. But the competitive Pokemon is really really silly.

        • I would like to play Magic because I like the art and the customization level. But, nah, that crap is a sink hole of money jajaja.

  • Hubert

    “I’m a 90’s kid” is not the best way to open your article, in my opinion.

    Pictures were funny though.

    • But we’re 90’s kids 🙁 You know, flip cellphones, Dragon Ball Z, shoes with lights. This video is our spirit living in a wrong generation:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eRBFkxgG7g

    • The Fish Boz

      Y u say dat bro?

    • The 90’s were pretty cool, get a time machine.

      • ‘cept for the music

        • KJM

          No way, eh? Lots of great Metal and Rock in the 90s, and it was a golden age for Hip Hop.

          • Kevin Nash & Friends

            Nu metal is a favorite 90’s thing of mine. I’m more of a 2000s kid though.

          • i don’t listen to hip hop, so i’ll trust you there. i know of very little good metal in the 90’s, as it all turned to nu-metal

          • KJM

            Sleep, Acid King, Blood Farmers, Type O Negative, Fu Manchu, early Opeth, saw bands I didn’t get to see back in their day like Black Sabbath, Bad Brains, S.O.D., etc.

          • Void Dweller

            Really????? The whole Norwegian black metal scene. The Swedish death metal scene. The Florida death metal scene. The 90s were an amazing decade for metal. There is literally too many bands to list.

          • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer

            I think the 90s being “the dark days of metal” is a myth that gets perpetuated by people who don’t listen to undaground metuhl.

          • KJM

            They were only bad if you liked Aqua Net metal.

          • Void Dweller

            Precisely.

          • i guess i just needed a TovH back then, cause all i knew was The Black Album, Roots, Coal Chamber (shudders), Risk (!)

          • Bitter (Tyree) Debra

            It’s not to late to start doing some home work. Seriously, a shit ton of bands.

          • Le Tapir The Based

            You were a poser and you still are. Nothing has changed. But that’s why I love you.

          • shhhh, you’re gonna get me kicked out of here!!

          • Le Tapir The Based

            If they kicked people out for being posers only a couple of people would still be here.

          • Void Dweller

            Well, I’m not implying I knew about the above bands/scenes at that time in 90s, but once I investigated said bands, the 90s were amazing for metal. It’s all about knowing the history, etc.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            Oh, oh… you see, the kids they listen to the rap music which gives them the brain damage.

            (RIP Cosby)

          • KJM

            No Jell-O pudding for you.

    • JW(E)G

      I was in a shop not that long ago owned by two ladies just a bit older than I am, and they were reminiscing about their childhood and tried to get me involved in discussing what it was like to grow up in the 70’s.

      …I had to point out that my entire experience of the 70’s, all five days of the end of it, was spent alternately fussing until I got fed or sleeping until I got hungry. So in a way it was great, but mostly it wasn’t exactly memorable.

      • KJM

        The 70s were a great decade to be a grade school kid in, especially on weekends thanks to both Saturday morning TV and that little movie called ‘Star Wars’.

    • CyberneticOrganism

      90s nostalgia can go to hell or GTFO

  • Bitter (Tyree) Debra
  • Bozamole Jim

    lol’d @ diglett.

    (Refresh for a dope digbutt.)

  • Le Tapir The Based

    Not knowing who Oshawott is, that’s a paddlin’.

  • Hubert

    My RL friends crucified me for saying this but… Pokémon is terrible. The constant random encounters and the grinding are stupid but what annoys me the most is that you’ve got no way to tell what guys you should pick, so you either have to ask a friend who has played it too much or guess your way through it, and that’s just bad game design.

    • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

      One can easily tell you haven’t wasted 500+ hours for every generation of this game like I have. You can beat the game pretty much regardless of your choices.

      • Spear

        Glad I’m not the only one putting unreasonable amounts of their adult life into a children’s video game.

        • Paddlin’ Rites ov Beargod

          I’m pretty certain I forgot to grow up.

        • The only thing I can barely play now is that private server of WoW. If I could I would def have another retro console (I want a Gamecube) and a portable.

    • Bozamole Jim
    • Well, yes, the formula has lost the novelty. But, it’s like I’ve read somewhere: the Pokémon dual cartridge system was made thinking in Japan, in which the kids and the teenagers socialize each other in the train and in tiny spaces, to them, it’s most likely to encounter one person to play the game or trade the monsters. When it was implemented in América and Europe it was different becuase the market here is most vast and the distances between the players are higher, so it’s less likely that one player encounter another one.

      I think it’s like that. I remember that in my entire Pokémon playing I traded and battled with one friend, two times.

      • The Fish Boz

        That is too accurate. Good one, Link.

      • Hubert

        Yeah, it seems like it was designed for a schoolyard and not alone on my chair like I usually play.

    • Paris Hilton

      Mega Evolutions can kiss my ass too. It’s all just a marketing ploy to sell more overpriced shit to kids haha

      • I still think the worse thing of the Pokémon actually is the “competitive” aspect. Ugh.

        • Paris Hilton

          I played it for a long time but kinda see through it. I play real RPGs like Fallout now lol

          • Bozamole Jim

            That’s the best statement ever.

          • Paris Hilton

            The RPG equivalent of Pokémon

          • To me, Pokémon did great for the RPG genre, but now it is outdated.

            For example, the inmersion aspect (real daytime clock, gadget, regular events) are a very cool thing. I remember that I turned my Game Boy Color to enter the Bug Catching Contest or read the results of the lottery. And it was very cool, I even like to see that stuff in other games (like the monthly events and the day/night cycle of WoW, for example).

            From a storytelling point of view, of course that Pokémon isn’t good. And now with the “competitive” thing, it seems that the creators of the games are focusing more in that aspect, because it’s ca$h involved with all those weird tournaments.

  • Paris Hilton

    The Poke Cover that gave Varg Vikernes a heart attack. Good night racist prince…

  • Alucard, Fuckmothering Vampire

    I do love me some Pokemon, so these are incredible, especially the last one.
    Speaking of…

    http://i0.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/882/270/10f.png

  • Bozamole Jim
  • My favorite Pokemon is Kirby.

  • KJM
    • Disgustache

      Ah man I got Shoe.

      • KJM

        DAMMIT KENNY GIMME PENGIN

  • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia
  • Dubzlinger, Malandro Slayer
  • pïgchop™
    • CyberneticOrganism

      GAH

  • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia
    • CyberneticOrganism

      *waits for Aeris to get stabbed*

      • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

        Stabbed = you like her. #toiletslang101

  • Kim Boz Un’s Bozstralia

    In other news, the Native Construct interview is done and has been sent. 🙂

  • KJM
    • Lacertilinger

      No comments section is complete without a KJM Dopethrone link, this has sealed the thread and tied up any loose ends.

      • KJM

        Once again, time is a flat circle.

        • there aren’t enough great quotes from s3… yet

          • KJM

            The one from Biker Cop about his issues with 12-step programs is great.
            “If you want to get over something, maybe sittin’ around and remembering it in every detail ain’t the right way”

  • Void Dweller

    I was too old for Pokemon.

  • KJM