Saturday, July 12, 2008

Super Furry Animals - Hey Venus! (2007)

I love psychedelic artwork as much as the next guy but I usually don't like it quite this terrifying. I especially take issue with the really ugly comic book style color job on the figures. This all less suggests psychedelia and more implies some sort of horrible attempt to update the 60s gone hideously awry.


LĂȘA said...

I really think you are WRONG!! The artwork of "Hey Venus!" was made by Keiichi Tanaami, an incredible, mythical and cult psych-pop artist, that, in the late sixties and seventies, develope his style mainly influenced by LSD, visionary art, etc.He is one of the most important and influential artist in this style (and I think you are not.)
Maybe you have to research a little before making such a categoric statement of rejection. BYE!!

T.S. said...

I definitely know who Keiichi Tanaami is and I am familiar with a lot of his artwork. To be honest, I like a lot of his artwork. I just think that the work he did for this album cover is particularly bad. Even good artists can produce lousy material sometimes.

Anonymous said...

You also neglected to mention one of the biggest elements that influenced this cover: Goatse!!