JOHNNY RESTIVO “The Shape I’m In” – on Bear Family Records

Submitted by denny February 27th, 2011
Certifikitsch Winner

This cover just kills me and makes me think of how much more fun it would have been to be able to wear bathing suits like the one Johnny is wearing.  I’m not into horizontal stripes but this is still pretty fabulous beachwear.  Johnny looks awfully happy.

3 Responses to “JOHNNY RESTIVO “The Shape I’m In” – on Bear Family Records”

  1. Allee Willis

    It’s all about the shape that Johnny’s stretch swimming trunks are in!

    His beachball looks like a plush ball.

    Very adventurous use of pre-Photoshopping technique.

    Is it just me or is the upper half of Johnny’s body very short?

    I was watching Jersey Shore a couple of nights ago (yes, I love it. Instant kitsch.) and they went to eat at a restaurant called Restivo’s, with ginormous portions of pasta that got a bunch of them sick. I wonder if it was Johnny’s place? But then he couldn’t fit into his pre-speedo speedo.

    • Lisa Rios

      It’s not so much that his upper torso is short. It’s just that Johnny seems to have pulled his swim trunks up to his nipples. By the looks of things, he may be sporting Ken’s anatomy.

      However, I still find him cute.

  2. denny

    Okay, you said the magic word, kitsch. I’ve never watched one episode of “Jersey Shore” and had no idea it had a kitsch quality to it. Yo.