Sunday, February 13, 2011

"Death to False Metal" (Updated)

Check out the cover of this music sampler (actually Weezer is the artist) that ended up on my recommendations list.

Unless I misremember my art history, the illustration is a dead ringer for the Jehovah's Witness style, particularly when the theme falls along the lines of "You Can Live Forever in Paradise on Earth."

Traditional features:  idyllic pastoral setting, effortless farming, nature appreciation and racial integration.

It's hard to tell, but I'd bet money the little girl is intended to appear Asian.

I'd like to know exactly what the idea was behind the album art.  Equate the pure non-false metal of their artists with the pure religion claimed by the Jehovah's Witnesses?  And is it a pastiche or a literal borrowing?

Whatever the case, it's hilarious.


Added a correction about the artist responsible for the music, plus a link to another blog post about the similarity of the image to the art of the Watchtower Bible & Tract Society.

People, get a clue.  It's a joke.

And a good one.

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