By Zachary Swickey
Jimmy Fallon took advantage of his “Late Night” hosting gig at NBC to unveil the cover for his upcoming comedy album, Blow Your Pants Off. Fallon has recruited some of the top names in music, including Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, Paul McCartney, and Justin Timberlake to name a few, for his first release in a decade.
Fallon’s comically risqué cover is a bit, shall we say, cheeky, as he bares his bum while laying on a bearskin rug, wine in hand, with a fire crackling in the background. A very strategically placed sticker with the release date – June 12 – blocks any view of the good stuff, but Fallon claims purchased copies will be scandalously sticker-less.
The unique cover is sure to raise some eyebrows, incite moments of laughter and probably upset a few people. Drumming mastermind Questlove could barely contain himself as he got a case of the chuckles when the cover was revealed.
Fallon discussed his album cover choice on his show, joking, “I don’t remember taking this photo at all. It’s just a guy relaxing at home with a nice glass of wine. Starts listening to the album and his pants blew off.”
“I don’t know if this is my butt or a stunt butt. There’s rumors going around that it’s the ‘Mona Lisa’ of album covers,” Fallon continued.
You’ll have to wait until June 12 to see all of Fallon’s goodies and, you know, hear what kind of funny jams he’s concocted with some of the most legendary names in the music biz.