Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Roxy Blue-Want some?


The time is early 1992. The place is somewhere in a workroom of a creative design firm where two art consultant's are hard at work on designing the cover of Roxy Blue's Want Some?

Art consultant 1-Mike Clink produced this album and it's on Geffen so I'll there has been a lot of money poured into this project. So what's your idea?

Art consultant 2-We just went through the Gulf War and it's an election year, so I think that we should do a play on that old Uncle Sam poster to make a statement about the government and today's society.

Art consultant 1-Okay, what's the angle?

Art consultant 2-We will have Uncle Sam with a big smirk on his face with a hot, barely dressed babe with big boobs hanging on to him.

Art consultant 1-That's your idea? It's the 1990's, man. It's not just a new decade, but a whole new way of thinking. It's not only popular musical trends that have begun to change, but it's the whole attitude of our society that has shifted. The young people of today care about issues and there is no way that they are going to be drawn in by a cheap, shallow cover like this!

Art Consultant 2-You're exactly right. How about we also give the girl a round butt and Uncle Sam will have just a hint of lizard skin around his right wrist?

Art consultant 1-Now you're talking!

***So perhaps that's the story of how this cover came to be or perhaps not.

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Blogger David Amulet said...

Sounds about right to me. A conversation inspired by Spinal Tap's classic discussion of "Smell the Glove."

After all, what's wrong with being sexy??

May 1, 2008 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger taotechuck said...

She totally reminds me of the cheerleaders in the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" video.

May 4, 2008 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Mark, that was brilliantly penned! If I was Uncle Sam, I'd be sporting wood

May 7, 2008 at 5:52 AM  

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