Hammer Head-Rock Forever
Bob scanned some covers for me so I will give you some bonus badness this week. Here is the cover of Rock Forever which was done by Hammer Head in 1987. Somehow I can imagine the whole band crowded around the artist and all of them were shouting out ideas.
"Make a skull, a big one!"
"Yeah, but give it a pig nose!"
"Oh, oh and it has to have pointed teeth!"
"A hammer, make a hammer smashing through the top of the skull!"
"Hey, that looks more like a gavel than a hammer" (This guy obviously didn't yell loud enough because he wasn't heard)
Last someone said
"We don't want it to look like too much like we are just a bunch of generic barbarians so make the logo kind of fancy."
Unfortunately during this creative brainstorming no one in the band mentioned the background color. So somewhere along the lines someone outside the band probably decided bright pink would work nicely and that's what the band got. It just ruins the whole effect of their otherwise brilliant and innovative ideas.