This tag was originally made for the Rock Band Club - "Spring Tour 2010". I think club obligations have been completed.
The tag is based on a poster & album cover. The striking skull and roses cover image originates from a black and white illustration by Edmund Sullivan taken from a nineteenth century edition of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. Alton Kelly added color and lettering to produce a poster for a Dead show at the Avalon in 1966. Stanley Mouse and Kelly collaborated on the album artwork. (see additional pics below)
The official title of this 1971 album is Grateful Dead or possibly Grateful Dead Live. It is more commonly referred to as Skull and Roses (after the cover art) or Skull F**k. The band originally wanted this latter title to be used but, not surprisingly, Warner Brothers objected. Faced with the probability of the album not being stocked by many retailers and therefore low sales the band gave way. The album became the groups highest selling album at that time and the first for which they received gold discs.
"Turn on your lovelight... and leave it on!"
Ordered a New Starter Kit: 03/01/2010
Approved blueprint: 03/07/2010
Estimated (Prophet) delivery: 04/05/2010 - 04/19/2010 (what not 4/20?)
Received e-mail that tags have shipped: 03/30/2010 (Is that a 3 week turnaround!?!)
Tags arrived: 04/01/2010