Sunday, December 9, 2012

DELBERT MCCLINTON - what's that in your wallet guy ?

Artist: Delbert McClinton
Album: Genuine Cowhide
Label: ABC
Catalog: ABCD-959
Year: 1976
Designer: Tom Wilkes
Photographer: Ron Slenzak
Design artist: not applicable
Grade: ****

Unforturnately this is one of those covers that doesn't lend itself to a flat screen presentation.  To get the full effect you need to hold the embossed cover in your hand.  And yes, the cover reflects a worn wallet with an equally worn condom showing through.  Original copies of the LP were embossed so that the condom was even more obvious.  You had to wonder how in the world ABC executives were ever convinced to go along with this one ...

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