Ask The Best & Brightest: Your Album Cover Car?
January 23rd, 2012 12:38 PM Share
I was thumbing through the latest issue of Living Blues magazine, looking for authentically bluesy phrases, both musical and lyrical, to repeat as if they were my own invention, when I saw this cover.Putting crapwagons on the cover is a bit of a hipster-esque affectation nowadays, but I get the sense that Mr. Bailey has that ’93-96 Regal on the cover just because, you know, that’s his car. It’s always been hard to make a living playing music and nowadays it’s tougher than ever. Nor is the blues customer particularly interested in seeing some sort of Scott-Storch-esque lineup of recently-purchased, already-in-stock “exotic” cars.I’ve been working on cover ideas for my personal blues/rock album, to be released when I get around to it. My best idea so far has been unfairly criticized as derivative (warning: image contains explicit language and Jeff Beck-related sarcasm). Perhaps I need to find a Regal and stand in front of the thing. What about you? What car would be on the front cover of your album?
Published January 23rd, 2012 12:38 PM
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A '46 Buick Super 2-door fastback. The driver is wearing a white T and a fedora. It's slammed to the highway. It's body covered in heavy surface rust, it's flanks adorned with weathered salvage yard markings. It's pulling a rusty trailer while belching thick black diesel smoke. The trailer's safety chains are excessively long, throwing sparks everywhere. On the trailer is a bullet-riddled Smart Car with a blood-spattered windshield. In the adjacent lane is a Toyota Highlander with a dorky kid looking out a window, wearing a stunned expression. EXPANSION JOINT
I'd use my dazzle-painted Pinzgauer and attempt to duplicate the same shot angle, only instead of the Rodia Towers it would be Bishop Castle in the background.
Although not my concept, as an Albertan I'll gladly allow guitar god Gordie Johnson to figure it out for me; note the plate... Big Sugar also named an album Hemi-Vision. http://www.chartattack.com/reviews/2010/aug/27/big-sugar-hit-and-run-greatest-hits
a 1978-1987 GM A/G-Body, more than likely an Olds Cutlass Supreme, or Pontiac Grand Prix with T-Tops. Or perhaps a 1990-1993 Chevy 454 SS with 100 spoke Dayton wire rims. I know one thing, it wouldn't be anything foreign.