Quasi – The Sword Of God
- Touch And Go Records
LP/CD from the storied Portland duo. The band had the concept and photos ready to go.
This was a snapshot taken in the back of a huge statuary shop in Tijuana, which actually felt to me more like a huge surrealist art installation. We did photoshop the stencil of the band name onto the jersey of the basketball player, but otherwise its just a straight photo – piece of cake. This is probably my favorite Quasi album cover. We ran into Nathan from The Gossip just after the album was released, & I don’t actually know him, & I could tell he wasn’t a fan of Quasi, but he told us that it was the most psychedelic album cover he’d ever seen, which might be an exaggeration, or maybe not. Musically, I think this is one of our most uneven records, & I wish the sounds corresponded in a resonant way with the image, but alas. – Sam Coomes