From: db832@cleveland.Freenet.Edu (Phillip A. Freshour)
I purchased CWRATJ (on the Verve label) many moons ago, and thus have
ignored the subsequent re-releases, especially after hearing of the
controversial re-mixed drum and bass tracks. Today I found a cheap used CD
so I picked it up. Inside, I discovered the amusing illustrations for a
"jellyroll" hairdo and dancing the "bop". These weren't included with my
antique LP, so I was wondering if they were omitted or simply added later
on, perhaps by Ryko?
From: Cal Schenkel (calvin@RALF)
These two illustrations (two separate pages, b/w, 8 1/2 x 11) were
distributed for promotion only at the time of the original release. Along
with a blown up version of "The Story of Ruben & The Jets", a glossy photo
of Frank (both from the back cover), and a jar of hair pomade. I don't
think any of this promo material was ever included in the consumer album
package until the CD release.
From: "|Spider Gecko|" (firstname.lastname@example.org)
I believe they were first available with the old masters box, as the Baby
Snakes video seems to suggest.
From: calvin@RALF (Cal Schenkel)
Yeah, I think that's right. I forgot about the Old Masters box.
From: Cal Schenkel (calvin@RALF.com)
When I found out that Ryko was going to re-release the entire catalog
(late 1994) I remembered how pissed off I was about the cheeeeesy quality
of the packaging on the original go-round (chopped up art, lousy color
separations, missing credits, etc.) So I rented a car & drove up to Salem
& kicked Don Rose in the shins & said: "HEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
To their credit, they let me fix things up a bit. (the ones I originally
had something to do with--I had no jurisdiction over the other releases).
10505 CRUSIN' WITH RUBEN & THE JETS
summer 68 -LA. Acrylic, pencil, collage, spray-paint. Animopomorphized
snouts courtesy Carl Barks. In spring of 68 Frank moved the operation back
to LA, and I took up residence in the tree-house at the Log Cabin wherein
I assembled this comic combo. (reference the Uncle Meat story) Then I
found some interesting trash on the hill up above the Log Cabin where they
were building roads. which started a diversion to overlaying car parts
diagrams on people's heads. 95RR-inlay: Jellyroll/Bop from promotional
What's that little black symbol on FZ's hand on the OSFA album cover? It
looks like a cross with two dots in the upper left and right sections.
From: Biffyshrew (email@example.com)
Surely that's God's hand, not Frank's. The symbol is a tattoo worn by
Pachucos. It also appears on Ruben's hand on CWR&TJ.