Ever been so bored at work that you found a picture of an old record and started making up stories about all the individuals on the cover?... Yeah, I didn't think so.
I've always been the type of person to watch people in restaurants and try to give them a backstory. Determine their occupation, their personality, whether they're a psychopath or a family man... or both. I thought I'd do the same with this album cover by the Christian group, The New Creation. You can just tell there's a lot of behind the scenes Bible camp mayhem going on here.
A. This fellow is obviously in hot pursuit of the girl in light blue (B). Her pinky is on his knee, and I'm thinkin' this is absolutely making his day. This whole Christian music thing is really beginning to work for him - he could have never bagged a babe like this without it. Wait till he tells all his friends about the pinky on the knee thing, they will freak.
B. She is probably bubbly and fun to be around - the Marcia Brady of the New Creation, so to speak. Which makes the pinky incident all the more curious. Why would an attractive effervescent girl, the one every guy in the band would like to get their hands on, make this bold pinky move with this nerd (A)? Aha! Nerd's dad is the preacher... that's the only way it makes sense.
C. This is the wild child - the one making things happen in the church basement. The go-go boots, the short skirt, the fiery red hair... not a doubt in my mind.
D. This dork thinks he's impressing you with his arm perched atop his lady's shoulder. I just want to reach out to him and say- look elsewhere my brother, she's trouble!
E. No way this guy attends church. They hired him because they couldn't find anyone at at church who could play bass. He makes underground comics on the side and deals drugs.
F. His name is probably Heinz. He's extremely creepy, speaks only broken English, plays the Hammond organ, and is an associate of (E). Anything else about him is best left a mystery.
G. He is probably the drummer, but the real question is not what instrument he plays, but why is he here? He seems normal. This sort of thing doesn't seem up his alley. I can't quite peg this guy.
H. No one else is holding their instrument except this schmuck. We get it. You're the guitar player. Somebody please tell him that no one is impressed.
Well, that was fun. I'll bet girl (B) never would have thought her pinky assertion would end up immortalized on the Internet thirty years later. This is what happens when you give me free time at work. Let me know if you think I pegged one of them wrong and have a better backstory. Or better yet, you were in The New Creation and can enlighten us with a sort of "Behind the Music" exposé. I can hardly wait.