On the back cover, Ron & Russell Mael are still tied up and gagged on the back seat of a car looking for help through the rear windshield. This car is stopped at a Heron petrol station. Drummer Norman "Dinky Diamond", bassist Ian Han Hampton and guitarist Trevor White - the kidnappers ? - are standing by the gas pumps while a man - the driver ? a gas station employee ? - is checking the motor of the vehicule.
A popular British brand car was used for the photo session. The model seems to be a Humber "New Super Snipe" from the late fifties (maybe 1959 model).
According singer Russell Mael the photography on the boat was shot during a gale somewhere near Bournemouth on the south coast of England and that look in their eyes is not acting, they were freezing !
The back cover photo was shot by night at a gas station near Notting Hill Gate as a last-minute alternative to more coastal shots that where ruined by bad weather. In the 90s' this pic was grabbed by bootleggers as front cover of a "One And A Half-Nelson" Cd reissue.