Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Nancy & Lee - Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood

Here's my rendition of Nancy and Lee done with Pitt pens and watercolour paint

For my fellow bloggers and music-heads that I met for a beer Tuesday night, here is the track listing for the CD I gave out containing a selection of songs I have heard for the first time this year. Could Piley or Mondo circulate a link to this via email to those who might not get the details from here.
1. A Go Go - The Rumblers
2. Debris - Reigning Sound
3. Belly of the Beast - Thomas Function
4. Are Friends Electric? - The Dead Weather
5. Love You So - King Khan & BBQ Show
6. Big Bug Asshole - The Jooks Of Kent
7. Misty Water - Buff Medways
8. Mother Mary - Foxboro Hot Tubs
9. Gamma Ray (Beck cover) - Jay Reatard
10. Drugs - The Black Lips
11. He Fought The Law - She Trinity
12. L. Mansion - Sic Alps
13. Today, Tomorrow And Forever - Pete Molinari
14. I Don't Like The Man I Am - Billy Childish And The Singing Loins 15:40
15. Juicy - Little Red Riders
16. Banker And A Liar - Reigning Sound
17. Around The World - The Death Set
18. Fried Onions - Pete And Sabrina (Lord Rockingham XI)
19. Victim Of Mass Production - The Cribs
20. East Bay Night - Rancid
21. I Only Think Of You - The Horrors
22. Get Out Of My Kingdom - Two Lone Swordsmen

Any of you chaps who fancy submitting a rendition of a favourite record sleeve here are more than welcome as I would like to get this blog ticking over in a similar vein to A Patchwork of Flesh.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Christmas Podding

My neighbour and fellow blogger Mondo does a regular podcast with his mucker Piley called Podrophenia. For their Xmas broadcast they asked me to join in, choose a couple of festive nuggets and blather on about Christmas related nonsense. If you fancy checking it out for a few Christmas tunes you aren't likely to hear anywhere else this Chrimbo, go here.

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Blonde On Blonde - Bob Dylan

Thanks to Jason Garrattley for his his superb cardboard collage of Blonde On Blonde.
Check out Jason's KIRBY-VISION a showcase for creative work inspired by the art and concepts of JACK KIRBY and his blog Between Clark and Hilldale.

Three Imaginary Boys - The Cure

Mrs Coop and myself love this LP and it's been a regular visitor to both the record deck and CD player over the years on vinyl, CD and now expanded CD. I've done this cover using watercolours, Magic Markers and felt tip pens

Monday, 12 October 2009

It's A Shame About Ray - Lemonheads

Continuous line drawing over watercolour paint and marker, 22cm sq

Banana Splits - The Dickies

As a riposte to Mondo's VU sleeve, here is my remix of The Dickies speed punk version of the classic kids TV series theme. No computer wizardry involved here, just black card, chalk, charcoal, marker pen and a banana, 25cm sq.
Anyone else think of a nana based sleeve?

The Velvet Underground & Nico

My uber-blogging neighbour Mondo gave me a heads up that this was coming, so here is his take on Andy Warhol's iconic sleeve for The Velvet's debut. Mondo created this with a banana from his kitchen and a little computer wizardry.
Check out his fantastic Planet Mondo

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Parallel Lines - Blondie

Acrylic paint on cartridge paper, 17cm sq
One of the LPs I played to death when I was growing up. No text or faces necessary on this one to make it recognisable. Painted this one this afternoon, turned out OK, scan is not brilliant unfortunately.

Saturday, 10 October 2009

London Calling - The Clash

As a starter, here is a mosaic version I did of The Clash's "London Calling" a few years ago. It is 1m sq. and is porcelain mosaic on a hardboard frame.

Friday, 9 October 2009

A New Kind Of Kick

My "Patchwork Of Flesh" blog has proved very successful, asking people to send in their interpretations of Frankenstein's Monster has been great fun, I have received some truly wonderful art from professionals, amateurs and children. The project is still running and I hope to exhibit the submissions in a gallery sometime in the future.

I am an avid record collector and have been since I discovered the joys of punk rock 7"s back in the late seventies. Give me a box of records to look through and I'm as happy as Larry. Doesn't matter whether it's a record shop, boot sale or just looking at somebody else's collection. Record sleeves speak volumes about what treats are bagged inside them and are quite often works of art that rival the music they contain.

My newest art project is to ask readers to send in their own versions of record sleeves, either LPs or 45s. Anything goes but it should be recognizable as the original cover. No size restrictions or limits on what your sleeves are created from, they do not have to be 12" or 7" in size, mini versions are perfectly acceptable.

I hope this captures the imagination of as many people as "A Patchwork Of Flesh". I'm gonna work on something which I'll post as soon as it's finished. Let's see what you've got!
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