I am forever indebted to these artists for sealing our friendship by printing my name on their album.
I didn’t ask for my name to be on any album cover, but I ended up on 4 of them; a vinyl LP, 2 tape cassettes and one CD.
I am deeply grateful that my friends committed my name to eternity on their albums. I’ve humbly learned that an album is like a baby for the artist. So this is like friends tattoo-ing my name on their babies.
Most of the time, my only support was being there and spreading the word.
Here they are…
Cover #1 – Survolaj “1” (1992)
Survolaj 1 (1992) – the first record I got my name on (I took this album to Jimi Hendrix’s grave near Seattle in May 2011, where this pic was taken). I was in the studio while the album was recorded early summer 1992 in Bucharest. Survolaj was a rock band from Timisoara, Romania.
Cover #2 – Talitha Qumi “Despre cuvinte” (1996)
Romanian band Talitha Qumi’s only album (1996). My name is on the inside cover (unfortunately I don’t have that picure), in the ‘Thank you Friends’ section. Talitha Qumi was an art-rock project based in Cluj, Romania. Grade school friend Ștefan “Iancsi” Paskucz was their bass player.
Cover #3 – BMG “Seven steps” (1997)
Native hometown Baia Mare rock band BMG (there’s
a whole story on why the BMG band ended as B’N’G on the cover) worked a few good years to record and get this one out, around 1998 if I remember well. I spent countless hours with the band members at the radio station where I worked in Baia Mare (Radio Galaxia), at their rehearsal room, backstage at their concerts and in countless parties.
(detail from above) My third time being named on a rock record: Baia Mare, Romania band BMG’s only album. Still in the 1990’s.
Cover #4 – Staxx Brothers “Jungle cat” (2013)
Fast forward to 2013, modern funk Seattle band The Staxx Brothers lists my name on their 3rd album. Apparently playing them in my podcast and travelling to Seattle to see them live got my name on it: thanks, friends!
The fourth time my name goes on a rock record: Seattle modern funk band The Staxx Brothers thanked me on their 2013 album, Jungle Cat.