Robert Crumb Bob Brozman. R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders are an American retro string band playing songs from, and in the style of, the 1920s: old-time music, ragtime, "evergreen" jazz standards, western swing, country blues, hokum, vaudeville and medicine show tunes. Their three 33⅓ rpm albums, all recorded in the 1970s on the Blue Goose label, were titled R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders (1974), R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders No. 2 (1976), and R. 3 (1978); the latter two have been reissued on the Shanachie label. The most familiar is probably R. Crumb and his Cheap Suit Serenaders' Party Record (1980), with the double-entendre "My Girl's Pussy" on the "A" side and X-rated "Christopher Columbus" on the "B" side. Robert Crumb was the band's frontman and album cover artist.
Robert Crumb first began drawing record covers in 1968 when Janis Joplin. If you like books devoted to album covers and/or record labels (and related work), this fine book can sit alongside other collections of similar artwork. I still own (and cherish) the albums with Robert Crumb artwork. If you're a Robert Crumb fan-purchase this now or in the near future
The album was originally titled Sex, Dope and Cheap Thrills, but the record company didn't like it. No one was thrilled with the original cover image, either – a photo of the band lying naked in bed together – so they contacted the artist. I just did it as a work for hire," says Crumb, who was making a name for himself at the time as one of the original underground cartoonists of Zap Comix.
Robert Dennis Crumb (born August 30, 1943) is an American cartoonist and musician who often signs his work R. Crumb. His work displays a nostalgia for American folk culture of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and satire of contemporary American culture. Crumb is a prolific artist and contributed to many of the seminal works of the underground comix movement in the 1960s, including being a founder of the first successful underground comix publication, Zap Comix, contributing to all 16 issues.
CreditsRobert Crumb - Primary Artist
|1||My Girl's Pussy||Robert Crumb|
|2||Christopher Columbus||Robert Crumb|