Sunday, November 2, 2008

Guns -n- Roses-The Spaghetti Incident?

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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.

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3 Comments:

Blogger David Amulet said...

Ahhh, so you got the transcript in your e-mail, too? Cool.

November 2, 2008 at 2:08 PM  
Blogger Andre du Plessis said...

Probably safer than opening a can of worms ... I liked the songs on the album though, although I have never heard the originals before.

November 3, 2008 at 2:22 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Someone yakked their Chef Boy R Dee; probably Axl, as much as he doinked one of the bands stripper gals (who sustained their lives coming up) in the studio, whose moans appear on "Rocket Queen" Let's face it, you have to envy that, at least. Once you can say that, innovation in album covers is probably second fiddle.

November 7, 2008 at 12:22 AM  

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