Matablog

Artwork Analysis Corner : Can Someone Please Help Me Out?

October 22nd, 2010 at 9:15 am by Gerard

I consider myself a somewhat culturally aware, open-minded person. Heck, I’ve been to Canada a couple of times. And I don’t consider myself to have a knee-jerk, negative reaction when it comes to themes of overt sexualty, demonic imagery or collaborations with Klaus Meine. All of that said, I have NO FUCKING IDEA what is going on with the record cover above.

I am not hear to disparage Ms. Pesch’s impressive musical achievements (even if her website crashed my computer several times while composing this post) but I’m thoroughly baffled by this sleeve. Were the title of the album, ’25 Years In Torn Clothing While Presiding Over A Mass Burial Ground”, I’d have a much easier time with it. In any event, as someone in the music business who recently celebrated an important anniversary, I’m sure I speak on behalf of everyone at Matador in congratulating Doro on hitting the big 2-5.

Share and Enjoy:
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Tumblr
  • del.icio.us
  • StumbleUpon
  • email

One Response to “Artwork Analysis Corner : Can Someone Please Help Me Out?”

  1. Eileen Brennan Says:

    OMG WTF Are you questioning What ? About this album cover It is what it is, y’know ?
    It ain’t Picasso. It’s mean’t to appeal to a different demographic.
    My initial reaction____It makes me laugh.
    I don’t think you’re supposed to take it seriously. I’ve never heard of this artist and the artwork if very funny but it doesn’t make ME want to learn more about the music.
    R U serious ? lol
    Do ya want a serious art critique of THIS ? It looks like the cover of many Science Fantasy paperbacks like Micheal Whelan’s work but not as good as his stuff.