Album cover of the week: Born Again

Inspired by a very informative interview over on Popdose, this ACotW entry features Randy Newman’s 1979 release Born Again.  It’s a typical bit of Newman satire that shouldn’t be too hard to miss.

The most obvious target here seems to be Kiss, based on the makeup.  And don’t think Gene Simmons wouldn’t have used this design if he had to do it all over again.  Graphic designer Michael Salisbury explained that they wanted to limit the satire to just the makeup, so as not to lose the subtlety.  As it turns out, Kiss makeup and cheap suits was not a new concept.