DrHGuy – Bootleg Album Artist

Addition To Gallery Of Heck Of A Guy Bootleg Album Art

DrHGuy is happy to report that he has been able to supplement his non-compensated blogging with steady employment in the field of non-compensated artwork for bootleg albums.

The back cover of the bootleg album, Leonard Cohen – Palais Des Beaux Arts Brussels 4/3/1985, displayed atop this post.

The background  image featuring  the faces of Anjani and Leonard Cohen is actually a Photoshop creation  DrHGuy put together for the May 18, 2009 Heck Of A Guy post, Leonard Cohen and Anjani – If It Be Your Will by combining and altering screen captures from a video of a 1985 Warsaw concert.  That original composite is shown below.

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This is, however, only the latest appropriation of DrHGuy’s work to appear on bootlets.

DrHGuy Unknowingly Gives Christmas Gift

Note the cover art of a featured bootleg, BigO: Bruce Springsteen – Merry Christmas From Asbury Park (click on images for best viewing):

springsteen xmas blowup

Compare that to DrHGuy’s homemade image  atop the Dec 24, 2008 Heck Of A Guy post, Nobody Rocks Christmas Like Bruce Springsteen:

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Well, it was only a cut and paste project using a Springsteen publicity photo and a guitar-playing Santa extracted from another shot I found in a collage composed of many unattributed images so there is little about which I can legitimately complain. Still, one always appreciates acknowledgment for whatever glimmers of talent one manages to throw off.

The Photo Of The Nonexistent “Leonard Cohen & DrHGuy” Beacon Theatre Marquee

The bootleg site is again BigO; this time, the bootleg is Leonard Cohen – New York 2009, which turns out to be the Leonard Cohen February 19, 2009 Beacon Theatre Concert. Below are screenshots of the pertinent portions of the BigO website:

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And this is the bootleg’s back cover art at full size:

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Immediately below is a screenshot that first appeared on the morning of the concert at the top of the Heck Of A Guy post, New York Tonight – Leonard Cohen & DrHGuy Appearing Together For The First Time:

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Yep, the cover art of this bootleg of the very real Leonard Cohen Beacon Theatre Concert features a fake marquee identifying not only Leonard Cohen but also your humble Heck Of A Guy host, DrHGuy.

I am less miffed about not receiving credit for my Photoshop exercise1 than I am curious about who those bootleg downloaders think “DrHGuy” might be: Leonard Cohen’s sidekick? The opening act? The band leader? The ostensibly funny blogger?

  1. The art is credited solely to one herzog777, which is not one of my blogonyms []

2 Responses to DrHGuy – Bootleg Album Artist

  1. christine roberts

    I just hope you won’t be charging us each time we visit your page Dr. H. now that you are famous… in charge of the marquee or not!