First of all: Roy was either not a details man, or someone at his record company hated his guts; probably both, because these are the worst things I’ve ever seen.
That first one would be a shitty design even if it weren’t resting on a shade that can only be called blurple; the second one is out of focus, for fuck’s sake; and then there’s that third one.
That might be the worst album cover I’ve ever seen, and the title is included. Dismal Prisoner is not just depressing, it’s tough to say.
Plus, the damn thing is piss-yellow. And in case you didn’t get the subtle urea flavor to the shot, there is an actual toilet on the album cover. I’m almost shocked there’s not an impressively coiled turd in the bowl, that’s how off-putting this record looks.
How was this allowed to happen? Was this album made under the auspices of a scam like in The Producers, where they were trying to fail? Or, was this Roy’s idea and no one could stop him?
This last conjecture might be the case: Snowman from the Comment Section asked about Roy Head’s relationship with Elvis. Now, we all know that the depths of Hell write themselves love letters within the comments on YouTube; it is the single dumbest place on the planet, but the Rock Nerd obscurantists listening to old 45’s from half-forgotten Texans tend to be a bit more thoughtful, and I found this comment you should see.
Roy and Carolyn were FRIENDS with Elvis…look it up, Roy got drunk one night (imagine that!). You know him, you know he loves tequila ….haha as Elvis was going onstage, ROY DECIDED TO JUST BITE HIM ON THE LEG!!!!!!!
Obviously, we must take Innertube randos with a grain of salt, but let’s have a thought experiment: if I asked you, “What kind of man bites Elvis?” what would you picture?