Jandek Album Covers Part 2

13Apr11

The later albums of Jandek often continued along the same lines of simple, often blurry photos of himself and his surroundings. However, we also have some variation of photos taken during his travels.  The recordings of his live shows also follow a format, though different than the other albums. The titles are simply the name of the city and the day of the week during which the show took place. The albums covers are photos taken in the city of the live show.

Some might say that these pictures are meaningless or boring. Maybe they’re right. However, my reason for thinking of them is that I see that they are considered worthwhile and significant to the artist. Now, it’s time for me, the audience, to consider the reason. It’s this unknown element that often makes that specific connection between an artist and an audience and draws an audience into a thought that, without the challenge, they would not have happened upon otherwise regardless of the actual intention of the artist.

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