Monday, January 21, 2013


Artist: Skin Alley
Album: Two Quid Deal
Label: Stax
Catalog: STS 3012
Year: 1973
Designer: Ron Gordon and the Grafe
Photographer: not applicable
Design J. Edward Barker
Grade: ** star

Overlooking how this British blues-rock outfit ever got signed to Stax (as if a soul label would have a clue in terms of how to market the band), the J. Edward Barker cover illustration probably didn't help non-existent sales.  Mickey Mouse's deviant brother offering the buyer a tab of LSD soaked cheese ?   I've always found the grinning mouse kind of disconcerting.

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