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Thanks, Darbus! This is fun :)

Buckingham Blues -- there's a horse thing hanging on the other side of the bed

Happy Birthday -- is that a crispy critter flying above Mr. Frump?

SDMCA -- hub cap on the wall, couple of sandwiches on the floor (reference to leaving one in the back seat?)

Check's -- there's what appears to be an old style answering machine on the floor under the birthday party hat; pitch fork (for the loot?) by the dresser

AORTB -- can of sardines by the bus

Is that a dog under his pillow? The purply jacket hanging on the door knob for a groovy guy?

Couple of green frogs...Nobody here but us frogs reference?

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Well, he wouldn't have referenced a song that's not on the album, would he? Would the artist who did the album artwork even have known about NHBUF?
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Hey, I was doing this just the other day! I went to a record store to try and find an LP but I didn't find it.

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Cinnamon @ Aug 6 2006, 06:44 AM wrote: Buckingham Blues -- there's a horse thing hanging on the other side of the bed
Isn't that the harness from Such a Groovy Guy?

The one that baffles me is the hang-glider toy suspended from the ceiling. Seems too unusual to be random, but I can't think of a song that it would be from.

I always knew there were references, but I never looked this closely at the cover. Do we know who the artist is (there's a sig under the I heart Rocky Road sticker, maybe "Roscito")? Brilliant job.

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Nafziger @ Aug 6 2006, 09:41 AM wrote: Do we know who the artist is (there's a sig under the I heart Rocky Road sticker, maybe "Roscito")? Brilliant job.
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Ask Al from July 1999 wrote: Donovan Jones of Louisville, Kentucky asks: Hey Al, who painted the cover for your first album ("Weird Al" Yankovic)?

That was a Brazilian artist named Rogerio, and as you can tell, he's very talented.
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Al's #27 fan Posted on Aug 6 2006, 05:19 PM
  That was a Brazilian artist named Rogerio, and as you can tell, he's very talented.
algonacchick Posted on Aug 6 2006, 09:03 AM
  Well, he wouldn't have referenced a song that's not on the album, would he? Would the artist who did the album artwork even have known about NHBUF?
I don't know. He did such a great job, wonder if he was a roommate?

Mystik Tomato Posted: Aug 6 2006, 01:40 AM  
  And has anyone noticed the "No 'No Polkas'" sign on the side of the TV :blink:
No Polkas, only Rock n Roll? :)

Nafziger Posted on Aug 6 2006, 04:41 PM
  Isn't that the harness from Such a Groovy Guy?
eeek! You must be right (I was thinking about the polo star) - lol

The one that baffles me is the hang-glider toy suspended from the ceiling. Seems too unusual to be random, but I can't think of a song that it would be from.
May refer to someone, could be a toy...

There's the box of what looks like cereal with the name "boom" on the lid--don't know what the front says.

Is that a picture of someone on Al's shirt?

The tambourine on the wall is also interesting, especially since we've now seen Al play one when he performed with Ben Folds :)

Cody, thanks for posting the ALbum cover! :)

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I'm wondering… What's up with the monkey playing the accordion? And the Time magazine? Who's on the cover? The one on our right looks kinda like Jon used to, but not really. o.O
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this is the Time cover, from Aug. 3 1981. it features Princess Dianna and Prince Charles.Image
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so yeah, definatly a nod to Buckingham Blues

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cody @ Aug 6 2006, 07:35 PM wrote: this is the Time cover, from Aug. 3 1981.
Holy Crap! He used an ACTUAL issue of Time!?! It astounds me that someone would put so much effort into the album cover for a relatively unknown "novelty" musician.

Perhaps he was also psychic?

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Cinnamon @ Aug 6 2006, 03:44 PM wrote: The purply jacket hanging on the door knob for a groovy guy?
Y'know, for a while, I thought it was a used pink bathrobe...

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