Sunday, July 15, 2007

Yngwie Malmsteen-Trilogy

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I wonder if a group of art consultants were called in to come up with a cover for this album back in 1986? If so then maybe the conversation went something like this.

Art Consultant 1-What should the cover of the new Yngwie album look like?
Art Consultant 2-Well, the first one had his guitar in front of fire, the second album had him playing his guitar.So this album should have him uh...fighting a dragon.
Art Consultant 1-With a sword?
Art Consultant 2-Don't be silly, he would fight the dragon with his guitar of course. I saw Dio fighting a dragon with a sword on his last tour and he's just a itty-bitty guy so anyone could use a sword. So a rising star like Yngwie would use something cool like his guitar. Besides he's a guitar virtuoso.
Art Consultant 1-Guitar virtuoso? What does that mean?
Art Consultant 2-Dude,that means not only can he play ripping solos, but he could fight dragons by shooting blasts out of his guitar.
Art Consultant 1-I don't know, it sounds cheesy.
Art Consultant 2-Trust me.Yngwie is going to as big as Hendrix or Eddie so he needs a big, exciting cover and this is it. People will love it. It's not like 21 years from now someone will be making fun of this album cover.

Or maybe it went something like that.

7 Comments:

Blogger bob_vinyl said...

Even if Yngwie wasn't completely dull, he couldn't have overcome a cover this ridiculous. As if the subject matter wasn't bad enough, it's pretty clear that the artist spent a lot more time practicing dragons than he did practicing people. It's really hard to say what's worse here, the music or the cover.

July 15, 2007 12:22 PM  
Blogger dschalek said...

Just plain dumb.

July 15, 2007 7:18 PM  
Blogger taotechuck said...

Mark, that was the best post that has appeared on this site, period. I'm laughing so hard I'm crying.

July 15, 2007 9:32 PM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

Well, the dragons alone are cool. Very inspired, Mark!

July 15, 2007 9:46 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

How did you get that transcript?!?

Seriously, a good cover for the music. Which tells you how little I think of the music.

-- david

July 16, 2007 5:26 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Bob-The dragon and the background are alright, but the Yngwie figure doesn't look quite right.

dschalek-I wouldn't argue that.

Chuck-Thanks. The cover and my lack of respect for Yngwie inspired me.

Ray-Thanks. I think the cover would have been fine if they would have centered the dragon and let that be it.

David-I think it's one of those covers that looks more shabby the longer you look at it.

July 16, 2007 3:17 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

hater!

:)

October 13, 2008 1:16 PM  

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