Badge or Medallion

Chris Heazlewood
1995

Master Media
Type Record Covers
Title Badge or Medallion
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format Single
45 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
One colour - black
Creator.Personal name Chris Heazlewood
Role Designer
Heazlewood did both the photography and design for this cover.
Creator.Corporate name Flying Nun
Role Record Label
Date.Release 1995
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this single.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number FN354
US pressing
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0158_f, nzgda_rc_i_0158_b
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 798260
Style/Period.Style Low tech
Culture New Zealand
Subject Acetone Echo Chamber, musician effects unit
Description Front cover consists of crude scratchy hand drawn lettering created with a thin nibbed felt pen drawn directly onto a black and white photograph of an Acetone Echo Chamber machine. The band name is placed in the bottom third of the image.
The image on the cover is a cropped section of a larger photographic image. Anecdotally Chris Heazlewood related that at the time he had a 12" and a 7" cardboard template so he could look at any object or image he came across as a potential record cover.
The Acetone has been used by musicians since the 1960's for short loops and guitar echo effects. The analogue quarter inch tape loop is between 12 and 24 inches long and allows for at least 12 presets for delay and echo rates. The particular one in the photograph was bought for $5 in Dunedin in 1988 and is still in possession of CH. It is now worth several hundered dollars.
Both original photographic images and negatives of the artworks are lost but a printed copy used for reproduction remains in the Flying Nun cover archive at the NZDA.
The back cover is a black and white photograph of static taken directly from a TV.
text/uri-list (0k)  About 'Medallion' at Flying Nun site