If there’s any silver lining to being in lockdown, it’s that people are well and truly getting their creative juices flowing, and the artistic genius that is the merging of The Simpsons and music on springfieldalbum’s Instagram page is no exception.
If you’ve already spent your isolation time watching all 13 seasons of The Simpsons on Disney+ (because we all know that any seasons beyond this don’t count), then you’ll likely appreciate the work of Edgar Portela and Lila Rouge, who have put their talents to use by dishing out a series of visual treats for all those Simpsons, rock and metal fans out there.
Basically, springfieldalbums fuses two of our favourite things – The Simpsons and music – and recreates a whole bunch of iconic classic album covers with equally iconic scenes from The Simpsons – and they’re pretty bloody spot on.
Along with Metallica, Korn, Iron Maiden and Alice in Chains, among the other legendary artists to receive a Simpsons makeover include Red Hot Chili Peppers, Megadeth, A Perfect Circle, Lamb of God, Nirvana and Alice in Chains.
Take a look at some of our favourite recreations below.
Pink Floyd – Dark Side of the Moon
The infamous 1973 album, which depicts the light refracting from a triangular prism, has been combined with the Simpsons scene in which Jasper is hit in the eye with a laser coming from a house defence system, briefly restoring his sight (until another laser to the eye blinds him again).
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Alice in Chains – Dirt
Paying homage to Alice in Chain’s album artwork for their second studio album, the woman laying half-buried in the dirt – which was photographed by Rocky Schneck – has been replaced with Homer as a “warm toastie cinnamon bun” who is “never leaving this bed”.
Korn – Follow the Leader
Korn’s iconic cover art for ‘Follow the Leader’ was brilliantly merged with the infamous Simpsons scene where Homer attempts to jump the Springfield gorge – and fails miserably.
Iron Maiden – Piece of Mind
Ahh, who can forget when Ned Flanders had a wild meltdown and verbally abused his fellow Springfieldians and wound up in a straitjacket?
Metallica – Ride the Lightning
Mayor Quimby testing out the old electric chair in the abandoned Springfield prison made a perfect addition to Metallica’s 1984 album.
Marilyn Manson – The Golden Age of Grotesque
“It’s set on whore!”