Guns -n- Roses-The Spaghetti Incident?
The time is 1993 and two art consultants are hard at work on the cover of the new G-n-R album.
Art Consultant #1-I can't believe that we get to work on the cover for the new Guns -n- Roses album.
Art Consultant #2-It's just a cover album though.
Art Consultant #1-No, it's a unique chance for the band to do interpretations of songs that had a major impact on them.
Art Consultant #2-Oh, I figured they were just doing filler covers that were not good enough for a real studio album just so they could appease the fans while they work on the next real album.
Art consultant #1- Well whatever the reason I am sure the next studio album will be a killer.
G-n-R are one the few hard rock bands who have survived most of hard rock being pushed out by grunge.
Art Consultant #2-So you think the next studio album after this cover thing will be out soon?
Art consultant #1- Of course, it would be stupid and career suicide for them to wait too long to release the next album. I mean someone who was on top of the music scene would have to an ignorant, selfish, egotistical jackass to make fans wait a long time for the next album.
Art consultant #2-I would certainly go along with you on that. What do you have for the cover of "The Spaghetti Incident" so far?
Art Consultant #1 passes a rough draft cover to Art Consultant#2
Art Consultant #2-Uh...this looks like a close up of the inside of a can of Chef Boyardee spaghetti with a very generic band logo slapped over it.
Art Consultant #1-Well, yes I guess that's part of it, but really it's making a statement.
Art Consultant #2- What that they're cheap and don't care?
Art Consultant #1-No, the statement is that this a stripped down album and G-n-R are still about being real and success won't go to their heads.
Art Consultant #2-I am not that big on the cover, but let's go with it. I am sure that you are right that the next album after this will be coming soon. I am sure that the band realizes that if they waited too long to release an album that they would just become a bad joke and an embarrassment to themselves and everyone involved.
***Perhaps that's how it went some 15 plus years ago.