Friday, November 19, 2010
Peel Slowly & See
This is a perfect example Warhol horning in and jamming people up just so that he can have a piece. He wanted that banana burned in to our brains. There's gotta be a better way to say that. But maybe there isn't. The cover was all Andy, but the music was Lou and the band. At least Lou gave credit where credit was due in this statement: "He just made it possible for us to be ourselves and go right ahead with it because he was Andy Warhol. In a sense, he really did produce it, because he was this umbrella that absorbed all the attacks when we weren't large enough to be attacked... and as a consequence of him being the producer, we'd just walk in and set up and do what we always did and no one would stop it because Andy was the producer. Of course he didn't know anything about record production—but he didn't have to. He just sat there and said "Oooh, that's fantastic," and the engineer would say, "Oh yeah! Right! It is fantastic, isn't it?" Hahaha Never the less, it IS iconic. It IS a great album cover, and it was all because of Andy Warhol.