Rolling Moon

Terry Moore

Master Media
Type Record Covers
Title Rolling Moon
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format Single
45 rpm.
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
Two colour - black and green
Techniques Collage
The front cover was made from a combination of drawn elements and photographs.
Techniques Photography
The band members were photographed and these images were incorporated into the collage.
Techniques Cartooning
The type and some images for the front cover were rendered using cartooning.
Creator.Personal name Terry Moore
Role Photographer
Creator.Corporate name Buzz
Role Designer
Buzz is the nickname of Chills songwriter/guitarist Martin Phillipps.
Creator.Corporate name Flying Nun
Role Record Label
Creator.Corporate name The Chills
Role Author
Date.Release 1982
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Flying Nun artwork archive.
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this single.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number FN COLD 001
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 589378
Style/Period.Style Mod / Rocker British pop, mixed with psychedelia and surrealism.
Style/Period.Group Dunedin sound.
A distinctive surf-punk guitar driven sound which emerged from the Dunedin, New Zealand, music scene in the early 1980's. This sound was based around the Flying Nun record label. KY. DM.
Culture New Zealand
Subject Moon, the man in the moon, flames, checkerboards, fireball, melting, spiral
Subject Super heroes
Subject The Chills
Description Image and text. The front cover consists of a black and white photograph of each band member. These photographs have been cut around by hand and used as components of a collage against a green background. The band members have adopted mock super hero positions (flying with arms outstretched, surfing or skateboarding, saluting or horizon scanning and action figure). One of the band members is throwing an object shaped like a comet or fireball, which contains the record label name and catalogue number. This object is rendered in cartoon style. Behind the figures is a circular green and black checkerboard pattern. The name of the single has been drawn in uppercase, block or two-dimensional lettering across the top left. A cartoon of the man in the moon occupies the top right-hand corner of the cover. The band name has been drawn in a liquid psychedelic style, in white lettering reversed out of black. [DM]
Rolling Moon was the Chills first single.
Description Image and text. The imagery on the back cover is directly copied from the front cover, but is presented using a different style. The images of the band members have been rendered in cartoon style. The background checkerboard has become more opaque, and the background is white. The man in the moon in the top right hand corner is an exact copy from the front cover. Two columns of hand drawn lettering, comprising lyrics for 3 songs, and credits flow around the central image of the band, whose names and instrument credits are in hand generated text alongside. [DM]
Source David Merritt
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001.
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 02.2001.
Rights Flying Nun
Permission to present the work in the NZDA has been given by Flying Nun.
text/uri-list (0k)  Softbomb - Chills online
text/uri-list (0k)  Flying Nun Chills page
text/uri-list (0k) Chills page
image/jpeg (106k)  Artwork 1 Rolling Moon.
image/jpeg (99k)  Artwork 2 Rolling Moon.
image/jpeg (92k)  Artwork 3 Rolling Moon.
image/jpeg (54k)  Artwork 4 Rolling Moon.
image/jpeg (66k)  Artwork 5 Rolling Moon.