Stay in Bed and Four Letter Girl

The Shamen

Master Media
Type Record Covers
Title Stay in Bed and Four Letter Girl
This single is a double A side.
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format Single
This is a medium format record and should be played at 33 and 1/3 rpm.
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Paper
Techniques Photocopying
The imagery and text has been photocopied onto yellow paper to create the cover.
Techniques Collage
Collage has been used in the creation of the cover.
Creator.Corporate name The Shamen
Role Author
Creator.Corporate name WRY records
Role Record Label
Date Unknown
Location.Current Site Crawlspace Records, Auckland, New Zealand
The record documented was from this record shop.
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
The copy held is a jpeg.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number wry002
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0007_f, nzgda_rc_i_0007_b
Culture New Zealand
This is the culture in which the cover was created.
Subject People, clapping, children, dogs, plants, fairground, laughing, rollercoaster
Description Front cover; image and text. The front of the cover is yellow with black photocopied imagery. The image and text are encased in a rectangle that is centred vertically on the cover. The band name; 'The Shamen' is in the top of the rectangle. It is shown as yellow against a black background. The word 'The' is in the top right corner of the rectangle. 'Shamen' is below it and runs diagonally from left to right. The word is twisted which giving it a sense of movement. The rest of the rectangle is taken up with an image of a crowd of people clapping with their hands above their head. The image has been photocopied onto the cover and it is difficult to make out how many people are in the scene. [AAF]
Description Back cover; image and text. The back cover has been collaged. In the top left corner of the cover is a yellow '1' in a vertical black rectangle. Lying horizontally across the top of this rectangle is a black letter 'A' . Running vertically up the right side of the rectangle is the song title; 'Four Letter Girl'. To the right of this are two circular logos. The top one has an 'M' and a 'P' in it and says 'Medium Play'. The lower one says 'True High Fidelity' and has the letters 'ffrr' and an image of an ear in it. To the right of this is a photocopied photograph of a small child. The child is in a garden, looking at a black puppy that has its front paws up on a low ledge. The lower left corner of this photograph has been overlaid with another photographic image that has been placed in the bottom left part of the cover. The main part of this image is of two boys on a roller coaster. In the foreground one boy has his head held back and is laughing hard. The second boy is behind and to the left of the front one and is leaning to the left. He too is laughing. More people can be seen behind him. The rest of the image is composed of a roller coaster stretching back into the distance. The photograph has been overlaid and juxtaposed with text in some places. The band name has been repeated twice over the top of the image in the same twisting style as the front cover. In the bottom right corner of the cover is a yellow letter '2' in a black rectangle, with a letter 'A' sitting on the top of the rectangle. The song title runs up the left side of the rectangle. Underneath this is a small rectangular image. [AAF]
Source Abigail Fox
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 06.2001
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 06.2001
Rights WRY Records
Typography The text on the front cover is yellow reversed out of black, is sans serif and upper case.
Style The text is twisted or skewed.
Serifness Sans Serif
Colour Yellow
Case Upper case
Typography The text on the back cover uses a variety of sizes and styles.
Colour Black