Doledrums

Martin Phillips
1984

Master Media
Type Record Covers
Title Doledrums
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format Single
45 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques 3 colour
Techniques Cartooning
Techniques Hand colouring
Creator.Personal name Martin Phillips
Role Designer
Front cover design
Creator.Personal name Martin Keane
Role Designer
Back cover design
Creator.Corporate name Flying Nun
Role Record Label
Creator.Corporate name The Chills
Role Author
Date.Release 1984
Location NZDA Collection
Phototransparency
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Artwork for this cover is held in the collection of the NZDA.
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this single.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number FNCOLD003
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0081_f, nzgda_rc_i_0081_b
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 589381
Style/Period.Group First wave Dunedin sound.
A distinctive surf-punk guitar driven sound which emerged from the Dunedin, New Zealand, music scene in the early 1980's based around the Flying Nun record label. [KY DM]
Culture New Zealand
Early grunge/alternative
Subject Suns, lions, oranges, lemons, halloween pumpkins, flames, quavers, flowers, sea, snails, seaweed
Subject Festivities
Relation Prodesign # 50 Dec 2000/Jan 2001
This image was used in an article by Chris Mousdale entitled "digging for gold", about record cover design as a window on New Zealand culture.
Description Front cover; image and text. The front cover is a jolly orange, yellow and black drawing produced in marker pen and colouring pencil. It depicts rows of flames, halloween pumpkins, suns, oranges and lemons, lions, quavers and figures. It has a nursery rhyme childishness which is a counterpointed by the single title "Doledrums". The band name is written large across the top third of the cover in white with a black line border and some shading inside the letter edges. The song titles across the lower cover are similarly white with a black border but with an orange stripe inside the black. [KY]
Description Back cover; image and text. The back cover is rendered in a similar style to the front using the same black marker pen line and orange and yellow colouring pencils. The image is of a seascape with shells and snails and seaweed. Information about band members and recording studios appear to have been photocopied on to acetate and laid over the image before the printing film was shot. The type is in black, sans serif. [KY]
Source Real Groovy Records, Auckland, New Zealand.
The record documented was from this record shop.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001.
Source David Merritt
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001.
Rights Flying Nun.
Permission to show this work in the NZDA has been given by the record company.
text/uri-list (0k)  Softbomb - Chills online
text/uri-list (0k)  Flying Nun Chills page
text/uri-list (0k)  nzmusic.com Chills page