Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Man Who Created Cheech and Chong's Big Bambu Album Cover

Merry Jane caught up with Ernie Cefalu, the artist who created iconic album covers for artists such as The Doors, Earth Wind & Fire, Jefferson Airplane, Aerosmith, the Bee Gees, Quincy Jones, Alice Cooper, Black Sabbath, Rolling Stones and Cheech and Chong.

The article, among other things, discusses how he created the Rolling Stones Sticky Fingers cover.

Regarding the Big Bambu album cover:
Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong loved it so much, that they went back in the studio and recorded an additional skit with a giant joint. The funny thing is two years ago when I was working on Alice's box set, I ran into Cheech Marin at an event. Rob Zombie was there. Cheech Marin was there to give a check to a charity organization. I looked across the hall, and Cheech Marin came out. He looked at me quizzically “Don't I know you? Oh yeah. You did the cover to Big BambĂș! That album sold an extra 100,000 albums because of the cover that you did!!” He shook my hand, and said “I must sign... two of these a week.” 
Ernie is now in the cannabis industry with his King Klone Brand.