mark ryden

And you thought you knew the meaning of weird…

Just dropped: an excellent idea in music compilations!

Highly acclaimed painter, Mark Ryden, has had the fabulous idea of grabbing the finest artists from every single genre known to man-kind, asking them to put with wired face on and cover an 1892 classic.

Nick Cave, Katy Perry, Kirk Hammett and Tyler the Creator, are just a few of the musicians to feature on Ryden’s limited edition concept album ‘The Gay nineties Old Tyme Music: Daisy Bell’

The album forms a part of Ryden’s new show The Gay 90s that opened on the 3rd of May in L.A.

Only 999 copies of the 180g red vinyl are available at a bargain price of $99.99. half will be sold at the show, and the other half from Ryden’s website. The proceeds of the album will go to ‘Little Kids Rock,’ a charity that supports musical education in disadvantaged schools

Watch this video that forms part of his exhibition:

source via NME  and tone deaf