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.


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:


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:


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


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:


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!