This iconic release from Stanley Mouse blends two of his most signature images, Ice Cream Kid and One More Saturday Night. Read more at News.1xRUN.com
"Every New Year's Eve, the Grateful Dead would do a show and I would do some kind of
image with a skeleton with a glass of champagne. We
did some t-shirts and stuff, but this image was the culmination of all
of those New Year's Eve images.
When we created the Ice Cream Kid for the Europe '72 album, it was a bit of running joke with me and Alton Kelley. We were at a
Halloween party in costumes and we got really stoned and we both
simultaneously did that to our foreheads. It kinda just meant this was
really crazy. We did their first album cover in 1967 or 1968. We were doing posters
for the Avalon Ballroom and at the time they were just one of the bands.
They liked what we did for them and asked us to do the album cover,
then we did a bunch of album covers for them after that." - Stanley Mouse