exactly, to me that cover makes them seem like a relic from years past or something.. like little teeny-bop figurines.. so stupid. Should have been something way cooler.
John's Rock n Roll cover is more along the lines of what that should have been IMO. And you can tell its probably more what he was envisioning back then, as he mentions Hamburg in his ideas.. funny how he calls Capitol their 'funeral parlour'. just laying the Beatles in their final resting place.
Its funny because John (and all of the beatles) pretty much wanted to distance themselves from the cheese fest of 1963-1965 I'd say.., when they were marketing to 13 yr old girls and dressing the part. I bet they'd rather have promoted even the period before that, when they were rocking in Hamburg and such. really where it began anyway.
but now thinking about it, I wonder did the Star Club record come out around the same time? cause then perhaps I could understand Capitol not wanting to retread that territory. and then could concievably use a pic from the 63-65 period of shows., but still, get a better pic for godsakes! who was voting for the odd looking fingurines !? slap them.