Great Unwashed Double 7" EP

Vic Tutton

Master Media Master Media
Type Record Covers
Title Great Unwashed Double 7" EP
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format EP
Two 7 inch singles became an EP.
Materials.Support Plastic
Materials.Medium Paint
Materials.Support Thread
Techniques The cover is rendered in free drawn paint dribble direct on to plastic.
Techniques Stitching
Creator.Personal name Vic Tutton
Role Designer
Vic Tutton worked upstairs from Flying Nun during the early days in Christchurch.
Creator.Personal name Hamish Kilgour
Role Designer
Hamish was not only in the Great Unwashed but was the first worker employed at Flying Nun.
Creator.Corporate name Flying Nun
Role Designer
Creator.Corporate name The Great Unwashed
Role Author
Date.Creation 1984
Date.Release 1984
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Location.Current Repository Crawlspace Records, Auckland, New Zealand
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number FNDIRT001
This was tthe first release by the Great Unwashed following the breakup of the Clean. The record label name is a reference to that.
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0042_f, nzgda_rc_i_0042_slv_f, nzgda_rc_i_0042_lbl_a
Culture New Zealand
Subject Abstract
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 Vic Tutton returned to New Zealand in the early 1980's from London where she had worked as a fashion and clothes designer. There she developed techniques used to apply paint to plastics and make garments from that.
After the Great Unwashed returned from recording this EP in Auckland, Vic Tutton and Hamish Kilgour, with help from numerous other people, spread out many square metres of red polyvinylchloride (PVC) material and then dribbled, dripped, flicked and splodged paint all over it. After the paint dried, individual rectangles of plastic were cut out and sewn, using an industrial overlocker, into plastic pouches. More than 500 copies were released of these plastic covers but the downside was that after a few months the plastic shrank making it impossible to get the records out. The EP was subsequently re-released as a 12" record six months later. [DM]
Source David Merritt
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. DM lived in the same building as Flying Nun in Christchurch at the time and was Vic Tutton's flatmate.
Rights Flying Nun
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