One of the greatest albums ever recorded packaged in one of the worst album covers of all time.
A classic album by Charlie and Ira Louvin. Charlie died a couple of months ago.
The story on the cover is this— they did it themselves! Ira made a wooden cutout, painted large satan and pitchfork, stood it up in a pile of tires at a dumpyard. Then they poured gas along the base of a bunch of tires and set them on fire. Dressed in white preacher suits.
The tire pile really caught fire and they took photos at a certain point standing in front, with a flash unit and time lapse exposure. The real danger was that the back of their cotton pant legs began to smoulder in the heavy radiant heat and Ira’s caught fire— and had to be put out.
But... Satan IS real.. no doubt and the album cuts are exceptional and historic.