yeah, that's where it came from. i contacted him about it, but i didn't know how to contact you (or even how to credit you). it's a shame how many 'credits' that were edited out of my book. i had credits for BLT and Thingmakers and others all through it, but the editor at the publishers insisted on removing them because, "they weren't important". idiot. the book was slammed together in a month (and it took two years for the author to write it.) and there was no time to argue anymore. lotsa things were compromised (isn't that always the way?)
hi! how're ya doin'? i got a lot if hilarious mileage from that sight - especially some of the information that wasn't quite accurate (dr. kitsch or whatever in particular). funny stuff. people used that as MY website for years.
i did this poster for the people who managed HEART (albatross productions) who had begun promoting shows. it was about 1982. i figured (stupidly) that once they saw how good i was that they'd hire me to do record covers for heart. pretty naieve. this was the only poster i did for them (i believe). they thought it cost too much (one color? these folks were multi-millionaires back when it was real money) so, i was out. besides, they made me put their (awful) logo at the top and real big (it was at the bottom slightly smaller, and the top was left blank. looked WAY better), and sorta ruined the design. so what else is new, huh?
in 1982, these bands were all jokes (even joan jett). the show bombed. if you ever get associated with a bomb, the guy who did the poster always gets this stigma that never quite goes away. it took me a long time to erase it.
but it was a great image. the merging of babe ruth with a les paul was seemless and looked way good.