Sunday, May 27, 2012

i found the toad

what it is: last thing about miles davis, i promise
where i found it: the 'net


In regards to the fantastic LIVE EVIL album:

The album cover was illustrated by artist Mati Klarwein. Klarwein had painted the front cover independently of Davis, but the back cover was painted with a suggestion from Davis:
"I was doing the picture of the pregnant woman for the cover and the day I finished, Miles called me up and said, 'I want a picture of life on one side and evil on the other.' And all he mentioned was a toad. Then next to me was a copy of Time Magazine, which had J. Edgar Hoover on the cover, and he just looked like a toad. I told Miles I found the toad."