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Don't Let Your Guard Down by Perreault Don't Let Your Guard Down by Perreault
Don't Let Your Guard Down

Hello all. To celebrate my fandom as a major Bruce Springsteen fan and a Sonic Underground fan, I'm making parody album covers of Sonic Underground albums based on Bruce Springsteen's albums. I've wanted to do this for a while. Sure I did a parody of "Born To Run" a long time ago, but I want to use my NEW and IMPROVED style to draw the albums right. So, finally, I got off my lazy butt and decided to do the album-parodies I've always wanted to do. I may even do the backs of them when I get the time, including the songs... that would seem cool, eh?

Also, notice their names... Sonic (5 letters) Underground (11 letters) ... Bruce (5 letters) Springsteen (11 letters) and, believe me, I can easily see Sonic as Bruce Springsteen himself... can you? Be honest!

This is the eleventh album. This one is based off of Bruce Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" album, released three years after his 'Other Band' albums. Returning to his roots of solo-acoustic style, like he did for "Nebraska" back in 1982, Bruce recorded this album in 1995, AFTER his "Greatest Hits" album. It's a dark album, but well worth listening to. Then he did his longest tour called his 'Ghost of Tom Joad' tour because he was still no longer with the E Street Band, so it was just him and his acoustic guitar for a whole tour.

For Sonic Underground, I wanted to find a song that was kind of dark AND had the same number of words as "The Ghost of Tom Joad" so I found "Don't Let Your Guard Down" and it fit well.

Art-wise, this was the hardest album for me to make a parody of because the original album cover is heavily detailed with paint splatters everywhere, and the text was difficult to find that matched. Eventually, I found them and spent all day making this album.

Well, enjoy "Don't Let Your Guard Down" everybody.

Studio Albums:

Greetings from Asbury Park, N.J. fav.me/d24xw0q
The Wild, the Innocent, and the E Street Shuffle fav.me/d24y4s9
Born to Run fav.me/d256c1d
Darkness on the Edge of Town fav.me/d25gapi
The River fav.me/d25n4q6
Nebraska fav.me/d25z7pq
Born in the U.S.A. fav.me/d26x3hi
Tunnel of Love fav.me/d271o01
Human Touch fav.me/d27f8yw
Lucky Town fav.me/d27f95i
The Ghost of Tom Joad fav.me/d27i1qp
The Rising fav.me/d27k1wc
Devils & Dust fav.me/d27kwdg
We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions
Magic fav.me/d27t6sy
Working on a Dream fav.me/d27xtqm
Wrecking Ball fav.me/d6lodss


Live Albums:

Live 1975/85 fav.me/d2seiq3
Chimes of Freedom fav.me/d2tjrar
In Concert/MTV Plugged fav.me/d2sejf7
Live in New York City
Hammersmith Odeon London '75 fav.me/d41av9l
Live in Dublin
Magic Tour Highlights fav.me/d41aw6x


Other Albums:

Greatest Hits fav.me/d2sejot
Blood Brothers
Tracks fav.me/d340ip5
18 Tracks fav.me/d340isr
The Essential Bruce Springsteen
Greatest Hits
The Promise
:iconandytheb-artist:
No wonder you couldn't find an appropriate name for a better reason. "The Ghost of Tom Joad" is Springsteen's most political album. [link]
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MollzyStJimmy Aug 16, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is very good Ryan, I like how you made Sonic's facial expression sad-looking, it's believable. The text is great too, so well done ^^
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