Marching Girls 1

The Marching Girls

Title Marching Girls 1
The title Marching Girls 1 appears on the front of the cover. The song titles are True love/First in line. The song list appears on the back cover.
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format Single
45 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
One colour - black
Techniques Photography
Black and white photography was used to create the source images for this cover.
Creator.Corporate name The Marching Girls
Role Author
Creator.Corporate name Propellor
Role Record Label
Creator.Personal name Bob
Role Photographer
'Bob' took the photograph on the back cover.
Date.Release 1980
This record was released in the UK on Pop Aural Records and in Australia on Au Go Go Records.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number REV4
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0469_f, nzgda_rc_i_0469_b
Culture New Zealand
Subject Legs, drums, feet, men, faces, eye, guitar, shoes, clothing, trousers, wall, floor
Subject Band members of the Marching Girls.
Description Front cover; image and text. There is a small piece of text in the top left corner of the front cover. It reads; 'Marching Girls 1' The rest of the front cover is composed of a symmetrical grid of fifteen black and white, rectangular, photographic images that have been placed in three horizontal rows of five across the cover. The images are mainly of the band members in varying postitions. Viewing these from left to right, top to bottom, they show: top left; the legs of two men to just above their waist, the next one shows the back view of a man bent over holding a guitar, the middle shot shows someone walking and carrying a drum, the next one shows the same drum with a man's head in front of it. The content of this image has been skewed by 90 degrees anti clockwise. The last image in this line is a darkly lit shot of two men standing facing one another. The next line starts with a darkly lit shot of of a man standing against a wall. The next image shows three legs. The middle shot shows two bent legs. This shot appears to have been distorted by a beam of light and has been skewed anti-clockwise by 90 degrees. The final two shots on this row appear to be one photograph that has been dissected. The final shot is the same size as all the others, the subject being one full portrait of a man and half of another man. The second to last image is two thirds the size of all the others on the page and appears to be a part of the final shot. The bottom line starts off with an image of a drum, the next image is a close up of part of a face that is focused on the eye. The middle image is of a man carrying a drum. The next image is of a man lying on his back with his legs in the air. The final shot is of a man standing with his knees bent. These images have been mounted on a white background. [AAF KY]
Description Back cover; image and text. The back cover is comprised of a black and white photograph and printed text, some of which is handwritten and some of which is composed of Letraset. It is not clear which is the top or bottom of the cover. The photograph is rotated 20 degrees counter clockwise and is more or less centered on the cover. It shows the band lit up on a backdrop in a television studio. The drummer has been obscured by some of the other band members but can been seen through the camera monitor in the bottom right of the photograph. Above the top right hand corner of the photograph in handwritten text is information about the recording.Below this and aligned to the far right are the words 'Marching Girls' which cut into the photograph horizontally. These have been created in Letraset. Under these words are the song titles, in handwritten text that runs down the side of the photo. It reads 'True Love/First in Line', underneath it reads 'c Marching Girls'. Handwritten down the left hand side of the image are the names of the band members; Ronny, Johnny and Des. The names have hand drawn arrows pointing to the figures in the image. At the bottom left, running vertically, is information about the record label. [AAF KY]
Source Abigail Fox
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 05.2001
Source David Merritt
Researcher. 02.2001
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 05.2001
Rights Propellor Records
Typography The text on the front cover is black, sans serif and upper case.
Size 12 point
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Black
Case Upper case
Typography The text on the back cover is a combinaton of bold, sans serif upper case and sans serif handritten script.
Size The song title is 60 point.
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Black
Case The band name is in upper case. All other text is mixed.
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