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Oddest Album Cover Ever?

Posted on Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments19 Comments
























Sebastian Bach will release Kicking & Screaming September 27th via Frontiers. The first single will be the album's title track. So check out the cover: oddest ever? For sure.

Reader Comments (19)

Yeah, Just not good. Not to mention that the font is illegible. Good thing nobody buys albums anymore, there won't be confusion to be had.
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKixchix
Au Contraire, Kix Chix!

This album cover is actually quite KILLARIOUS!

It looks as though he is about to escape the clutches of a rather "hot" looking hydra. Is he or is she about to get him? It certainly looks like she's snagged a few before him.

As far as the font goes, my personal rule of thumb is that when it comes to Rock'n'Roll album covers or band logos, the cooler and more illegible the better. It's the one place where graphic designers can really let loose. I happen to think it looks killerific!

I just wish whoever designed this logotype had made it chrome, to boot, but that might have been gilding the lilly a bit, to say the least.

p.s. I bet the music is going to ROCK B*LLS on this album!

p.s.s.t. Kix Chix: FYI -- Just for Kix, I've probably seen Kix nearly 30 times as I grew up in the Baltimore/D.C. area.
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I saw this last night and had to laugh just how awful it is. The font is terrible. It looks like Sebastian "Bath".
It also looks like he is 3 sheets to the wind and about to fall in a fire. I'll still pick it up, crappy cover and all.
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher
Looks to me like he's about to fall into the pits of hell "kicking and screaming".I kinda like it actually! (even the aforementioned font,which I also immediately noticed does look like Sabastian Bath) lol.
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterGary
I think its a pretty kick ass cover if you ask me. Looking forward to this one!
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
I'm glad the quality of the music is not directly related to the cover...or this would be the worst album ever.

Which it may be. Sebastian is awesome, but he's got to jump the shark eventually, right?
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJT
LOL @ Sebastian Bath. I didn't even catch that at first!

- Allyson
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
Yeah, I caught it, but I bet the typographer looked at a different version of the top of the "C" probably looking more like the top of the "E" in "Sebastian" to make the spelling more clear, but then decided to go for broke, conventions be damned, and do something more tricked out, where. people could still figure out what it says and would think it looked cool.

Huh-uh-lo-oh! It says "Sebastian Bach" and it looks cool as h*ll!
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Cooler still, the "S" and the "T" in "Sebastian" are the identical character. Can you handle it?
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Oops! Now I'm seeing things. Ignore that last one. I'm dyslexic!
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I say it looks like a 6 year old grabbed photoshop and threw a mish mash of images together. That being said I am looking forward to this. Just going to cross my fingers it's not a sonic turd to match the cover.
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher
That would be a seriously twisted 6-year-old, Chris, albeit remarkably advanced for the kid's age, no matter how heavy handed the computer graphic imaging may be.

Admittedly, the image is a hack job, both in concept and in execution, but totally killarious, nevertheless. I actually think the butchershopped photography adds to the cover's humor, which they were definitely going for here.

And I betcha Bach had a hand in the art direction, too.
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
The only way it could be better is if it were on the side of a van.
July 9, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNancy
looks like hes jumped thru a giant billboard lol
July 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbashster
I personally think the album cover is terrible. The first thing I thought when I saw it was his name was too difficult to read. When cd's were the "hot" thing and bands competed for your dollar based on the coolness of the cd cover this artwork would have been rejected by the label. Remember when you went to the cd store and you had the choice of the new La Guns, Warrant, Winger and Skid Row but you only had enough cash to buy two of them? You knew all of the bands and wanted all of the discs but money was the problem. So, it came down to the cd cover catching your attention to buy the cd. Those were the days!!!

I'm amazed no one has pointed out the fact that you can't physically stand that way either. He's at such an angle he'd physically be falling on his ass into the fire. It's just a bad cover and the artist should be ashamed of themselves. I'd go on but why bother it's not like the artwork is going to change....
July 10, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterlonghairedrocker
Is he falling into the abyss of fire and the clutches of the hydra from hell or being propelled out and away from her?

I still like the typography. Is it really that hard to read? Gimme a break. It looks frickin' boss and you know it!
July 10, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
This looks crazy. A little too cheesy for my liking. I used to love him. He has an awesome voice but he kind of makes me laugh too much these days.
The cover looks like something a 15 year old boy would draw, if he was an artist. No offense to 15 year old boys but I'm a little more mature these days.
Hope the songs are good though!
July 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRita
By A 6 year old doing the cover I meant someone just putting images together with no rhyme or reason. Which is exactly what we have here. Throw in a font that absolutely ridiculous and we have the cover.
I will agree Bach had to have his hand in the artwork. He acts like an overgrown child & could see him envisioning this. You can see why the rest of Skid Row wants nothing to do with him.
July 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristopher
One thing's for sure -- we know Bach is a total pain in the a*s based on that reality show, "Supergroup", or whatever the hell it was. Remember how he drove Nugent, Bonham and that unibrowed clown from Anthax crazy?

Still, the guy can sing his a*s off and his voice is unlike any other. Even when he's half shot, he still sounds better than most others.

I still say the cover is killarious and looks cool. I like the sense of humor AND I like the typeface. No matter what the critics on here, positive or negative, may have to say about it (where I'm certainly in the minority), it sure as h*ll isn't boring).
July 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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