Wednesday, January 27, 2016


Artist: James Wells
Album: My Claim To Fame
Label: AVI
Catalog: 6045
Year: 1978
Genre: disco
Grading: VG+ cover / VG+ LP
Cover Designer: The Committee
Cover photography: not applicable
Grade: * star

I grew up in the late '70s when folks were under the impression air brushing was a life-styled choice, not just an art form.  Folks air-brushed everything; their walls, their vans, etc.  Life every aspect of life, there is good and there is bad.  The same is true when it comes to the "art" of air brushing.  Unfortunately, the cover to James Well's debut album falls in the latter category.  I'm guessing this was meant to have kind of an art deco flavor?  Instead it has a guess-nobody-knew-how-to-draw flavor.  I guess that's why they went with the liner notes that gave credit (or blame) for this hideous cover to "The Committee".   (Be warned the four disco tunes inside the sleeve weren't any better.)

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