The Story Behind the Cover of Apoplectic
Fri., Dec. 26. 2014 1:32pm EST
Many fans have told us how much they like the cover of our previous CD, Apoplectic, which was released in November. Here's the story behind that from ApologetiX lead singer J. Jackson:
We originally were just looking for something in all of our personal photos that might work with the title. Then we saw this old photo of our third daughter and middle child, Kelly, and the attitude seemed right and the color was great. To get your own copy of Apoplectic, go to http://apologetix.com/store/store.php#Apoplectic
It was taken on July 7, 2005, when we were on vacation with Keith Haynie's family in Erie PA. Kelly was 21 months old at the time. My wife and I always loved that photo. Kelly was 11 when we decided to use this photo, and she gave us permission to use it.
We took a photo of her holding the CD and posted in on Facebook, so people could see what she looks like now.
Originally, I was hoping that we could do a spoof of the one of the quintessential 90's alternative album covers. Then it dawned on us that this photo would work as a great spoof of the cover of Nirvana's Nevermind album, which was the biggest of them all. So we set the type accordingly.
It's similar to Nirvana's but in contrast: They have a happy male baby, unclothed, underwater, with black type. We have an unhappy female baby, clothed, above the water, with white type.
Incidentally, contrary to the photo, Kelly loves to swim. She'd do it all day every day if we'd let her.
One other note: In our previous CD of 90's alternative spoofs, Ticked (released in 1997), under the CD, there is a photo of me in a swimsuit jumping into a pool. So there's even the continuation of a theme there.