Oh yeah, it’s picnic time, baby!

Submitted by windupkitty December 29th, 2009
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Wow, is my head completely in the gutter or is this most risque and sexy picnic album cover ever? I actually have 2 copies of this record. Couldn’t pass up the second one when I found it (a dollar well spent!). I figured I wouldn’t be likely to find another record with a lesbian picnic theme any time soon, so why not have a back-up?!

4 Responses to “Oh yeah, it’s picnic time, baby!”

  1. Allee Willis

    Brilliant! Absolute perfection in 1950’s LP cover art direction. Adore the half eaten sandwich that’s the exact same size as the chick’s head, held by a short guy with too short Bermuda shorts and too short knee socks, the sum total of which perfectly frames the female whose head is perfectly framed by the sandwich and whose skirt is filled with flowers meant to grow out of the astroturf lawn and fake foliage. Not to mention the matching shirt and tablecloth. All of which sets the table for the perfect “Picnic” as played by a symphony orchestra. I’m assuming it’s the soundtrack from the movie/Broadway musical (though I’d prefer a robust repertoire of nice songs to eat to).

  2. windupkitty

    yeah, her shoes and outfit are fabulous! i would honestly dress like this every day,if i could! i wish i could see what the other girl is wearing! all we get is the slightly domineering stance, half eaten sandwich and as allee said, too short everything!

    the liner notes(by the Boston Herlad music critic, Rudolph Elie) for these records are great. here’s a sample and a set list:

    “but if the engaging music of the Boston Pops Orchestra could be the incomparable accompaniment to a picnic, Arthur Fielder’s latest collection is designed to be a musical picnic in the sense of providing a good musical time for everyone where ever he may be”

    regarding some of the songs: ” They’re part of the fare of the Boston Pops Picnic and must be regarded as sandwiches in the wicker basket, carefully wrapped in wax paper and wholly unidentified until opened”

    A: Pops Polka, Enchanted Sea, The Waltzing Cat, Jalousie, Danube Wave, Malaguena

    B: Village Swallows Waltz, In a Persian Market, Poet and Peasant Overature