Tom Keifer recalls how cover for debut album ‘Night Songs’ was actually shot during the day
Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer was interviewed by Rock Scene Magazine and spoke about the cover for the group’s classic debut album Night Songs.
Keifer stated (with slight edits): “We shot the cover was shot in the historic district of Philadelphia. But the most interesting thing that I remember is that the album was called Night Songs and [photographer] Mark [Weiss] scheduled the shoot for daytime. I kept saying to him, ‘That’s not going to look right.’ And he said, ‘I shoot day for night.’ I didn’t know what the fuck that meant. I just trusted him because I kind of liked this guy right off the bat. I thought he was a straight-up cat. And sure enough, when we got the pictures back it looked like it was nighttime. So Mark Weiss is a fucking genius.”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Night Songs: “In conclusion, the Cinderella dudes put out a string of real solid records after Night Songs which some day I’m gonna tackle! Long Cold Winter, Heartbreak Station and Still Climbing are all solid releases with no two albums sounding alike. Although these guys put out decent product, that picture of them on the cover of Night Songs totally came back to bite them in the ass within a matter of five years as I think when people think of Cinderella nowadays, they are judging them by their look. Like I have always said people… Listen with the ears!”