Record Store Day
Saturday was Record Store day – a day to celebrate your love of vinyl and record stores. I remember my box of records when I was teenager – there was a ritual to playing music then, choosing a side to play, listening to albums from start to finish. I am completely fine with the age of the song – I love the immediacy of it and wouldn’t go back but the old vinyl records were beautiful objects in themselves.
Here are a few old favourites and some new ones that would look great on a vinyl-scale.
‘Galore’ by Dragonette. Kind of trashy and cheap-looking, but I like it – sort of like a electronic re-working of the ‘Revolver’ cover. As so often happens some of the single covers are better than this.
‘Have One On Me’ by Joanna Newsome. Not her biggest fan to be honest but this cover is great – she is becostumed as some sort of Egyptian flapper and the detail in the cover (not captured at this scale) is worthy of Sgt Pepper.
‘Supernature’ by Goldfrapp. Last and certainly not least, this is the perfect electro-dance record cover, with its (extremely subtle) hints of movie glamour, theatrical posturing and decadence. Every house should have at least one pair of peacock pants.