Alright guys, I'm going to tell you a little secret...
(as if you didn't already know!)
You know the cover of "Solitarily Speaking Of Theoretical Confinement"
where I'm a mad musical scientist in a laboratory locked up in solitary
confinement with the barbed wire metal door? Well, it's not real!!
No really, Ron, are you serious?!!...
This is like when my mommy told me about the Easter Bunny and
Santa Claus. Anyways...
First off, I'm not a mad musical scientist, I bought that labcoat
at a hospital supply store down the street. What hospital would let a
long haired guy wearing a Tasmanian devil tie do experiments in their lab??
Here's a few more shots from the photo session...
The "metal door" is a 1/2" thick sheet of partical board
painted with Krylon metallic silver paint.
The only thing on the cover that's authentic is the laboratory.
The photo was taken by Bill Redman, a real scientist in Oklahoma City.
Thanks to the mad scientist himself Mr. David Bagsby for the contact!
He sent me quite a few shots to choose from...
Here's a bunch of mechanical scientific looking stuff stacked
on shelves that was going to be the front cover background before
Bill came through for me with the laboratory shots.
This junk was in a storage room at San Antonio College too...
Then my graphic artist friend Anthony Alanis took all of the pictures
that I picked, layered them, added shadows and some cool texture effects
and then put it all together in Photoshop.
And here's the "blackboard" with the song titles...