Mike Saenz painted the cover. Naked Raygun’s record label at the time were worried about copyright infringement so the face on the cover was removed and cut out heads of the band members provided so the fan could customize the cover themselves.
I contacted Mike Saenz who did the art on the Throb Throb cover. I told him that I wanted a bad ass looking guy holding a kick ass gun. What he sent me was not the cover that you see on the current release. What he sent me can only be described as the dripping penis man. It is s beautiful painting of what appears to be a man made out of hot lava, very orange and red, holding a penis-like lava gun. I told him that we couldn’t use it and he obligingly made the cover that you see. The replacement painting had a very close likeness to Sean Connery which the label nixed so i came up with the cutout heads idea in about five minutes to meet the production deadline. – Jeff Pezzati