Let's see, we need an awesome band picture. Something that says "wow, that band is going places." Something edgy, yet vintage--stylish, but down to earth: EUREKA!!!!
Musicians are drawn to Train Tracks like middle aged moms are drawn to teenage blood-suckers. There is just something about those glistening beams of steel that says ROCK! and disco... and bluegrass... and tortured soloist... and **fill in the blank**.
It says: we're a family band
It says: "We're Still Hip"
It says: "How Dark is my Soul?"
It says: "We know how to have fun"
It says: "This is my only shirt"
It says: "Legitimate Musician"
It says: "Tormented Artist"
It says: "Sexy Rock God"
It says: "the bigger the bass, the better"
It's not just the amateurs, either. The big names are not immune to the power of wood on steel.
As versatile and vivacious as the train yard may appear, just remember the countless bands before you and how unfaithful those transcontinental transports have been. And, let's be honest, there really hasn't been a great picture among them.
So let's remember what those train tracks are really good for and let's keep it that way: