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Wow, Michael Jackson in golden armor, ruffled collar, red velvet cap, monarch alighted on shoulder while being crowned by cherubs? Wow! I guess you are trying to say "King of Pop" or something but that isn't even saying it. That is shouting it from a mountain into a megaphone that fed a microphone into the world's largest PA system...in the cheesiest and gayest way possible. And the sequined glove over the heart multiplies the cheese factor by about 50%.
My first thought was "That is the worst cover I have ever seen on a bootleg" or maybe not bootleg but those crappy third party CDs of live songs that are always terrible. Imagine my surprise when I found out that it was an official Epic Records release of unfinished Michael Jackson songs. It looks anything but official to me. Plus the album cover doesn't even make sense for the album...it might be ok for a greatest hits album as it shows a bunch of highlights from his career but it really makes no sense for an album of unfinished tracks. I guess the painting was commissioned by his estate or something but man is it terrible. I know Michael Jackson had a lot of horrible art from the Neverland Ranch auction photos and this fits in...I just can't believe someone green lit it for the album's cover.
|Another example of crazy art - photo courtesy of Paulshceer flickr set.|
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