Canít Take It

Tony Drumm
1981

Type Record Covers
Title Canít Take It
This is a double A side single - a marketing strategy to promote 2 bands for half the price. Intense rivalry between the bands brought about an agreement that neither would be on the B side. [DM]
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format Single
45 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
One colour - black
Techniques Illustration
There appears to be some hand drawing over the source image.
Techniques Photography
The source images are appropriated photographs.
Creator.Personal name Tony Drumm
Role Illustrator
Creator.Corporate name Screaming Mee Mees
Role Author
Creator.Corporate name Ripper Records
Role Record Label
Date.Release 1981
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Phototransparency
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this single.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number R.I.P. 013
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0170_f
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 802033
Style/Period.Style Alternative/punk
Culture New Zealand
Subject Women, enclosure, landscape, shadow, dress, spring
Subject Alienation
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.
Relation.part of Newmatics single "Judas"
This single has no B side - the Newmatics single "Judas" appears on the other side. A technique for cutting pressing costs while enabling more NZ bands to be released. [DM]
Description Front cover; image and text. The band name appears large across the whole top of the cover in a scratchy white hand generated typeface reversed out of the image. Two female figures are placed against an empty grey landscape. One is in the foreground, one midway to the central horizon line. Both figures have strong shadows which appear to have been hand drawn or enhanced. The back figure stands caged inside a large spring. The song title is to the far right in black and is in the same style as the band name. [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 Ripper Records
Typography The band name appears large across the whole top of the cover in a scratchy white hand generated typeface reversed out of the image.
Weight Bold
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour White
Case Upper case
Typography The song title is to the far right in black and is in the same style as the band name.
Weight Bold
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Black