We haven’t seen a great bad album cover in a while, but we’ve finally spotted one that’s so terrible, so wrought with lousy art and stinky metaphor, that it might just wrest the “worst packaging of ’06″ title from the Sleepy Jackson’s Matthew Barney-gone-wrong sleeve for Personality (One Was A Spider One Was A Bird).
The cover–and the band responsible for greenlighting it–are after the jump. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
Behold, the Ethan Van Sciver-drawn cover for Winger IV, the 13-years-later follow-up to Winger’s third album, Pull. The press release contextualizes it for us: “The album art depicts our Militaries finest protecting with guardian angels that are representative of our prayers we send.” And that mini-Amerigasm isn’t the release’s most unnerving part–no, that comes when Winger bassist/namesake Kip Winger claims that his band’s new direction “may resemble Genesis, Mott the Hoople, or King Crimson.” Just what the world needed: a 14-minute, noodled-out remake of “Seventeen.”
Winger Update! [I Love Music]