George H Smyth

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Around the middle of 1990 George was introduced to Fyfe Ewing the drummer in an emerging Irish rock band called Therapy? They immediately hit it off.

A mutual love of music, painting and cinema saw the band asking him to design the cover of their debut, self-financed single ‘Meat Abstract’ A copy of which was handed personally to Radio 1 DJ John Peel, who, taken by George’s artwork, played it shortly afterwards.

So impressed with the result they then gave him carte blanche to produce the artwork for their next two albums ‘Babyteeth’ and ‘Pleasure Death’.

“I believe the imagery matches the music perfectly”, he says, “uncompromising, in-your-face but at the same time thought provoking.” Paul Brannigan the ex-editor of British music magazine ‘Kerrang!’ has said that “They  are my favourite album covers of all time!”