Tuesday, 30 August 2011

peter gabriel : car - scratch - melt (tapes)

peter gabriel
1 or car (tape) charisma (1977)
2 or scratch (tape) charisma (1978)
3 or melt (tape) charisma (1980)

artwork / design / photography :
hipgnosis - peter christopherson - storm thorgerson - colin elgie

Monday, 29 August 2011

retromania # 1 : cassette camera

Retromania is an occasional series about "cassettes" as design artefacts or as photographed by other people. Number 1 in the series is a photograph taken by Rudolf-Benoit at the Open Source Festival 2011, in Düsseldorf, Germany. The girl appears to be using an iPhone or some other smartphone.  One can imagine that it's an iPhone encased in one of those retro cassette cases that they make for them.  I Googled a bit to try and find the exact model and I think that it's this one.

Saturday, 27 August 2011

roxy music : siren (tape)

roxy music
siren (tape)
island records (1975)
zci 9344

artwork: bob bowkett, bryan ferry, jerry hall
design : nicolas de ville
model : jerry hall

Sunday, 21 August 2011

kraftwerk : the man machine (tape) visual 2

the man machine (tape)
kling klang (1978)
emi - fame
fa 41 3118 4

typography ("lettering") : karl klefisch
photography : günther fröhling

Friday, 19 August 2011

roxy music : stranded (tape)

roxy music
stranded (tape)
island records (1973)
zci 9252

artwork: bob bowkett
design : nicolas de ville
photography : karl stoecker
model : marilyn cole

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

band of susans : love agenda (tape)

band of susans
love agenda
cassette tape
blast first (1989)
bffp 43 c

artwork/design : band of susans
cover photo : willard r. culver

Friday, 12 August 2011

ian dury : new boots and panties (tape)

ian dury
new boots and panties
stiff records (1977)

artwork: unknown

Tuesday, 9 August 2011

peter gabriel : 1 [ a.k.a. car ] (tape)

peter gabriel
peter gabriel 1 [ a.k.a. car ] (tape)
charisma (1977)
philips 7164 058

artwork : hipgnosis
cover photo : peter christopherson

Monday, 8 August 2011

rick wakeman : journey to the centre of the earth (tape)

rick wakeman
journey to the centre of the earth (tape)
a&m records (1974)
cam 63621

I got this because I rather liked Yes at the time. I imagine this was Wakeman's second "solo" album after "The Six Wives..." one but I've no idea what it sounds like... as I probably haven't listened to it since the day I bought it. I don't fancy giving it a listen now either.

Sunday, 7 August 2011

roxy music : viva! roxy music (tape)

roxy music
viva! roxy music (the live roxy music album)
island tapes (1976)

artwork: unknown

Friday, 5 August 2011

the clash : give 'em enough rope (tape)


the clash
give 'em enough rope (tape)
cbs records (1978)

cover design : gene greif (using a postcard, "end of the trail", photographed by adrian atwater, featuring wallace irving robertson - see flickr post )

Thursday, 4 August 2011

the stone roses : the stone roses (tape)

the stone roses
the stone roses (tape)
silvertone records (1989)
ore c 502

cover art : john squire

Wednesday, 3 August 2011

conrad schnitzler / wolfgang seidel : consequenz 010b (tape)

conrad schnitzel & wolfgang seidel
consequenz 010b
mirror tapes (2011)
recorded in 2010 in an abandoned cellar of the tempelhof airport in berlin.

limited edition of 250 copies
professionally duplicated cassette tape with pro-printed full-colour inlay.

Monday, 1 August 2011

the cramps : stay sick (tape)


the cramps
stay sick (tape)
enigma records (1989)

cover photograph : lux interior
model : ukhan kizmiaz