About fifteen years ago, I was in Austin playing drums in what you might call a progressive metal band called De Profundis, and as a lark, we wrote a punk song. Even played it live once.
I know the Sci-Fi Romance catalogue isn’t exactly full o’ yuks (although Bride of Frankenstein, 1935 makes me smile), so this song is definitely up there as one of the funniest things I think I’ve ever done, musically.
I was going through some files while working on the cover art for the new album, and found my original pen sketch that became the cover art for the first Sci-Fi Romance album, …and surrender my body to the flames.
“…and surrender my body to the flames” original pen sketch
I had not intended to do the cover art. There was another artist lined up at the time, and I drew this to try to communicate the layout I had in mind. I think scheduling wound up being the downfall for his involvement, so I had to scramble and wound up doing the cover on my own.
“…and surrender my body to the flames” cover art
I’m not an illustrator, but I remain proud of how this image turned out. And incidentally, in my mind, I’ve always referred to the woman as “Delilah.” The more you know…