Saturday, August 22, 2009

Tonight You're a Terrible Album Cover

It's been about a week and a half since we last marveled at you, dear internet, about an album cover, and boy, is this one a doozie. Take a trip with us if you will, back to 1980, when former Raspberries frontman Eric Carmen for some reason decided the above cover was a good idea. Now, Carmen has created works of art both awesome and abysmal, but what, exactly, was he thinking on this one? "That dumb-ass cover notwithstanding," says the All Music Guide, "if anyone here deserves a good spanking, it's Carmen himself." Fair enough.

Potentially nefarious purposes aside, what do you think Eric Carmen is doing to the lady in this picture? Young Eliot thinks that perhaps the gentleman is holding back the lady's hair while she throws up after having either a) one too many alcoholic beverages or b) some bad sushi. Austin thinks he he's stopping her from falling through the giant, white, glowing, rectangular tear in the space-time continuum. Warren just thinks Eric Carmen is a jerk. What say you?

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At 3:32 AM, Blogger Susan Rothman said...

If you look at the woman's hand on her shoulder-strap, she is trying to align it. This could be a figure of a guy helping to steady a woman lest she lose her balance.


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