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The concept behind the LAM CD Oddities was one of "songs from the attic", forgotten old material and remixes of classic LAM songs. A CD cover presenting this concept was conceived with a custom sculpted and designed doll; like an old forgotten toy, ragged, used and having seen better days. Symbolic of lost innocence. This is a design drawing for the doll. A limited number of dolls were going to be produced and sold with the first 1000 copies of the CD, but as deadlines drew near the concept for the doll had to be abandoned. The current cover of Oddities hints at the original concept. A few years later the band Korn did something similar to this, releasing a CD with a simple drawing of a doll and releasing a few stuffed dolls as collectibles. (Note: the partial lyrics to LAM's "The Christmas Song")

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Promo poster for LAM's 1998 concert in Los Angeles by famed artist Jermaine. These are very rare and are available from time to time on eBay.

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The original lyrics to "The Christmas Song" as hand written by Sean.


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Another design drawing for the Oddities doll.

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The original cover for the CD Psycho Magnet. After it was evident that rights to this art would take too long to obtain, LAM was forced to rush art which they weren't satisfied with to the record label to produce (that's why there are 3 different covers for the CD; as time went on LAM reworked the art to something more reflective of the CDs content. The original German release version with the Egyptian theme, based off the song "Kiss", is more rare).

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Old flyer for Los Angeles LAM concert.

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The original handwritten lyrics for the song "Sacrifice".

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This old flyer for a Los Angeles LAM concert sparked controversy, but there was a message behind the madness. This flyer was for the release party concert for the CD Selected Scenes from the End of the World (which featured the anti-racist and anti-fascist song "Revenge"). This was a recurring club night whenever LAM played at venues like The Roxy or Whisky a go-go, with DJs and a full night of bands booked by LAM. The event was called Perversion Cathedral (and later just Perversion) and after that Bone (see flyer to right). Later the L.A. club promoters behind the clubs Stigmata, Dungeon and Helter Skelter took the name, after seeing it on LAM flyers like this one, commenting they would like to use it for themselves. They used it for their new club night which still operates in L.A. today under the name Perversion.

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Concept design drawing for LAM stage props from the early club Helter Skelter days.


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Three old 8x10 inch flyers for Los Angeles area LAM concerts (left and above). LAM flyers were highly collectable 'art' in the early days with people collecting them like baseball cards. Even people who had never seen or heard of the band collected them, eventually becoming fans themselves. There were often runs on the stores on Melrose avenue which contained the flyers. In the ancient early days of the early 1990s, before color flyer printing and easy computer graphic design was affordable and easily available, Xeroxing was the only route. LAM flyers often set a standard which was unmathced with their cut and paste art.

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More LAM concert flyers. Often LAM flyers came in pairs, like this set (above and left) from a concert around the time of the release of "Nightmare Before Christmas", mimicking the promotional posters that introduced the film's characters.

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Another LAM flyer.



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