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This is the deconstruction of the Stadium Arcadium digipack by Red Hot Chili Peppers.
The band consists of founding members Anthony Kiedis (vocals) and Michael Balzary on Bass. Chad Smith also joined and plays Drums and in 2009 the band was joined by Josh Kinghoffer on Guitar after John Frusciante. The Band have won seven Grammy awards and sold over 80 million albums worldwide. In 2012 they were inducted into the ‘Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’Red Hot Chili Peppers
The album is split into two separate CD’s one being named after the planet Jupiter and one named after the planet Mars. In Greek mythology the planet Jupiter was known as King of the Gods and God of the sky. The second CD is named after Mars. Mars, in Greek mythology was a Roman God of warContinued
In theory the band saw the comingtogether of the two albums a unity ofboth experimental, complicated andsimplistic music, and a mythodical warbetween the gods Jupiter andMars, being the biggest battle oftime, therefore naming the doublealbum Stadium Arcadium to show thefighting mentality of the Greek gods in(stadium).
The back cover is a photo of all four members of the band shining out of a dark background. The band are covered in red feathers, this is to perhaps show close links with Mother Nature. However it is very different to the front cover which has a space theme. The back cover presents the track listing and credits the Producer, mixers and album artwork personnel.Back
My genre research showed me that alternative rock albums are often concept based albums and this follows this theme with a space themed background. The words ‘Stadium Arcadium’ are the center piece of the artwork in large yellow font with a space like ring around it. In a smaller font above it it says the band name. The space themed background may be used to tell the audience there may be spacey vibes.Front
The front left is very dissimilar to the front and back cover. It’s a largely dark background with a flame or explosion emerging from the bottom left corner.Inside left.
The inside middle follows on from theexplosion theme. There are items on firesuch as Drum kits with debris flying around.The CD’s are different colours, Jupiter isBlue with a silver ring around the rim andMars is similar but a dark red instead ofblue.Inside Middle
On the inside right is a graphic of a planet, on the lefthand side you have Jupiter, which as you move right slowly mergers into Mars. In the Mars hand is says ‘Jupiter is a small white font.Inside Right