The photo used by the VAMPIRE WEEKEND for the cover of their album CONTRA was taken in 1983, it was also used without Model Ann Kirsten Kennis’ permission. Apparently someone forged the poor girls signature for the release form. Naughty naughty, they got busted. It’s just funny that in this day and age people can’t even be bothered or are just too cool to get their album cover right from a legal perspective at least. Anyway they’re rich cats, this album hit no.1 in the USA.
Ann is suing for $2,000,000. I say good luck to her. Mutha fuckers gotta pay.
PS: Apparently the photographer Tod Brody is a bit of a fraud and probably didn’t even take the actual photo. Hilarious.