It is widely known that I love vandalized and written-upon records. It is also widely known that I love John Denver records. I present to you, therefore, today’s sample of each with a slightly heavy heart, for although Windsong is far from my favorite JD album – and the detailed work of this particular miscreant is so nuanced as to merit attention – I lament the fanaticism, joy even, that goes into the pervasive mockery of dear old Deutschendorf and his fans.
The work on this copy is detailed, with devils, pitchforks and potleaves abound. The use of sharpie to overlap and sometimes accent the original ballpoint pen work is compelling, especially around the eyes and the horns.
My favorite feature of this work, however, is the UFO featured within the gatefold: