What the hell is happening on this album cover?

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King Kobra (King Kobra), Thursday, 24 July 2003 18:53 (sixteen years ago) link

He thinks he's Jim Morrison?

dave225 (Dave225), Thursday, 24 July 2003 18:59 (sixteen years ago) link

it's the old "this is how big my penis would be if the rabbi hadn't had so much coffee before the bris" routine. it was all the rage that year.

Horace Mann (Horace Mann), Thursday, 24 July 2003 19:20 (sixteen years ago) link

He's just pissed hismelf whilst doing a Jacko 'crotch-grab' and his left hand has recoild in horror at the pleasantly warm dampness.

Nick Southall (Nick Southall), Thursday, 24 July 2003 19:28 (sixteen years ago) link

He's trying to brush all those damn bugs off. You do see the bugs, DON'T YOU?!?

Hurlothrumbo (hurlothrumbo), Thursday, 24 July 2003 19:30 (sixteen years ago) link

He's getting into the instra break on Crunchy Granola natch'.

thomas de'aguirre (biteylove), Thursday, 24 July 2003 19:31 (sixteen years ago) link

You'd look like that too if you were stuck performing in a get-up like that on a "Hot August Night".

Charles McCain (Charles McCain), Thursday, 24 July 2003 19:45 (sixteen years ago) link

"Yeah that Neil sure can sing a helluva tune but he ain't shit for clappin' his hands".

christoff (christoff), Thursday, 24 July 2003 19:50 (sixteen years ago) link

The only problem with putting a ferret in your pants is trying to get the damn thing out!

King Kobra (King Kobra), Thursday, 24 July 2003 19:54 (sixteen years ago) link

I'm guessing it's "Oh, I love my Rosie child"

BrianB, Thursday, 24 July 2003 19:56 (sixteen years ago) link

"Stay tuned for next time when I ruin The Last Waltz!"

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 24 July 2003 21:22 (sixteen years ago) link

He has just realised that he dropped his bong, while on stage.

Nichole Graham (Nichole Graham), Thursday, 24 July 2003 21:31 (sixteen years ago) link

He lost it during 'naam but still has a phantom limb

colin s barrow (colin s barrow), Friday, 25 July 2003 00:51 (sixteen years ago) link

Neil's playing his imaginary saxophone.

Bruce Urquhart (Bruce Urquhart), Friday, 25 July 2003 00:54 (sixteen years ago) link

The HAN cover also discussed here.

Mark (MarkR), Friday, 25 July 2003 01:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Auto-erotic asphyixiation

David Allen, Friday, 25 July 2003 02:13 (sixteen years ago) link

"Yes, Invisible Man, YES... you ARE an extraordinary gentleman"

Bryan Moore (Bryan Moore), Friday, 25 July 2003 04:29 (sixteen years ago) link

you can't knock 'brother love's travelling salvation show'

piscesboy, Friday, 25 July 2003 07:54 (sixteen years ago) link

You guys think it's funny, but now I REALLY NEED TO KNOW what the hell is happening on this album cover!!

Sonny A. (Keiko), Friday, 25 July 2003 08:04 (sixteen years ago) link

he's mid-fit, I think....

russ t, Friday, 25 July 2003 08:45 (sixteen years ago) link

It was his abortive body popping phase (no, it doesn't look like body popping. It was abortive)

N. (nickdastoor), Friday, 25 July 2003 09:08 (sixteen years ago) link

he's channeling his inner penis.

Chris V. (Chris V), Friday, 25 July 2003 10:03 (sixteen years ago) link

there's a 'HAN 2' too if somjeone's got the picture.

piscesboy, Friday, 25 July 2003 10:20 (sixteen years ago) link


Nate Patrin (Nate Patrin), Friday, 25 July 2003 10:24 (sixteen years ago) link

where's his right hand now?

willem (willem), Friday, 25 July 2003 10:35 (sixteen years ago) link

Oddly, this looks more natural.

King Kobra (King Kobra), Friday, 25 July 2003 13:50 (sixteen years ago) link


Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 25 July 2003 13:53 (sixteen years ago) link

You guys think it's funny, but now I REALLY NEED TO KNOW what the hell is happening on this album cover!!

Yeah, if anyone ever figures it out, let me know.

King Kobra (King Kobra), Friday, 25 July 2003 17:08 (sixteen years ago) link

from http://www.superseventies.com/spdiamondneil2.html

"Here on the very front cover is Neil in full flight, working it on out, and what is he doing? Pretending to jerk off, that's what. He's pantomiming whanging his clanger, and from the look on his face I'd say he's about to shoot off, and the only bogus part is that he'd like everybody to think it's 13 inches long. It's truly a pic to post in your den or rec room for years to come, no matter what some o' them psychedelic shmucks with their Hawkwind nightshade garlands might think; you don't even need a black light, and it's great to spill beer on or throw your girlfriend up against in the party's latter leagues. "

King Kobra (King Kobra), Friday, 25 July 2003 17:16 (sixteen years ago) link

one year passes...
He is getting into the song Holly Holy. Anybody who has seen Neil perform should recognize this move of his. HAN was the first full concert album, including bantering with the audience, recorded. This recording was the bible of all live albums following it. Too bad Neil didn't stay Rock And Roll. Heartlight Sux and so do alot of the ballad stuff he did. If you really want to hear some good Neil Diamond buy his "Stages" boxed set. (but throw out the Christmas cd that's in it).TCO has a couple notable songs, "I Haven't Play This Song In Years" and "Midnight Dream". As he is finally writing all on his own again and is in the process of putting together another album, I'm hoping the more "rocking" Neil will emerge. I agree about Carol Bayer-Sayer. Worst thing he ever did was team up with her and her husband. No wait. Baucaud and Bacharach were his worst collaborations. That's what stuck him with the MOR image he has today. Heartlight was written with Bacharach, so my point is made. All that said, I love Neil Diamond and am proud of it. I own everything he put out on vinyl, including HAN. By the way, his hand on Hot August Night 2 is on his guitar, so get your minds out of the gutter, lol.

DiamondDazed, Wednesday, 29 September 2004 21:58 (fourteen years ago) link

I love when he gives a shout to the people in the trees on the first HAN -- "I'm singing for you tonight, too."

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Thursday, 30 September 2004 07:38 (fourteen years ago) link

Also love his entrance on "You Don't Bring Me Flowers." After Babs, he rolls in like Waits on a five-day bender.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Thursday, 30 September 2004 07:39 (fourteen years ago) link

My suggestion is still correct.

Rasputin Kitten (Nick Southall), Thursday, 30 September 2004 07:44 (fourteen years ago) link

If you listen to the album with headphones, you can hear the tree people answering him back.
The tree people actually outnumbered the people inside the Greek audience, there were close to 50,000 of them filling the park surrounding the Greek. When Neil found out earlier in the day that the fire marshal and police were going to clear out the park because it was fire season, he refused to do the concert. He said no tree people, then no concert.
It took a special meeting of the city leaders to override the fire marshall and add more police patrols so the concert could go on. They were afraid that if Neil didn't do the concert the city would break out in riots. And the rest is history.

DiamondDazed, Thursday, 30 September 2004 23:25 (fourteen years ago) link

No lie. Wow, thanks, DiamondDazed. That's a new one on me.

Rickey Wright (Rrrickey), Thursday, 30 September 2004 23:45 (fourteen years ago) link

fourteen years pass...

a: mirrored image of them both getting extremely hype while listening to the eternal jam "would i lie to you?"

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:04 (three months ago) link

I was thinking 'horrifying transporter accident which transpired while listening to the eternal jam 'Would I Lie to You?'' but your take is also acceptable.

when you listen to "would i lie to you?" it opens up a portal to a mirror universe where your exact double is also jamming the hell out of "would i lie to you?"

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:16 (three months ago) link

i think that’s just a mirror tbh

michael keaton IS jim thirlwell IN ‘foetaljuice’ (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:19 (three months ago) link


Le Baton Rose (Turrican), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 19:20 (three months ago) link

I dunno, in my experience, mirrors only induce expressions that pained when I make the mistake of gazing into them.

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