|(Photographs by Steve McElrath; Design by Ben Thompson with Jayson Jarmon)|
There's also a sort of running joke underpinning the album's marketing-I pulled this from the Discogs page:
"The concept behind Drop Dead was simply: a band so desperate for commercial success - they faked their own deaths hoping to pique consumer interest.
The catalogue number (614) was taken from the Dewey Decimal classification for "Forensic medicine; incidence of injuries, wounds, disease; public preventive medicine"
And, as you can see, this joke carries through into the album's packaging and artwork. I particularly like the legal notice on the back of the jewel case:
"WARNING: A curse be upon ye who would defile our memory or disturb our bones.
Unauthorized duplication of this recording will be met with swift retribution from beyond the grave"
I should add that the group would not release another album until 2013, so those who had initially laughed at the whole "death joke" were probably getting a bit concerned.
Unfortunately this is the only (out of 4) Liar's Club album NOT on iTunes. I can't find much on Youtube either- but here's what I have unearthed:
"Triage" live on The Spud Goodman Show:
I cheated and got my copy online, but if you ever come across it at a used record shop I recommend-no, PLEAD- you pick it up. And of course, check out the albums that ARE available on iTunes (although this is their finest in my opinion).
|(Art/Design credits same as above)|
|(Charlatan Record Cartel-CRC 614)|