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reWRITING THE INDIE CONSTITUTION

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

the hit parade, or how to package records to make me buy them all.

hit parade | forever

i'm a sucker for packaging.
i always have been.
especially packaging which builds a set.
stuff that matches makes me happy.
(i dread to think what a freudian might say about that but hey).

once upon a time i bought the hit parade's "forever" 7".
i'd read about it somewhere in a now forgotten fanzine and thought it sounded neat.
and i wasn't disappointed.
it was a lovely slice of 60's tinged summery pop.

hit parade | my favourite girl

then "my favourite girl" came out.
it was more of the same and i wasn't quite as excited.
except that the covers matched.

i couldn't wait for the next one.

over the course of the next year or two, another four hit parade singles came out on JSH.
each packaged in matching covers.
unfortunately, to my ears, each one got progressively less catchy.

but i still cherish them for the covers alone.

just look!!!

hit parade | the sun shines in gerrards cross
hit parade | you didn't love me then
hit parade | see you in havana
hit parade | i get so sentimental

4 Comments:

  • At 7:46 PM, Anonymous Jessel said…

    nice set of singles...you know i'm still hunting for copies of those singles! :-)
    but you're missing out on tne new set...
    cheers!

    Jessel

     
  • At 7:48 PM, Anonymous Jessel said…

    oppps forgot the link....
    here you go, Crayola!

    http://www.the-hit-parade.co.uk/singles.html

    cheers!
    Jessel

     
  • At 10:37 PM, Blogger crayola said…

    thanks for the info.
    doubt i'll hunt them down though.
    as i mentioned i liked each one less and less......

    but then i MUST COMPLETE THE SET!
    I MUST I MUST!

     
  • At 10:05 AM, Blogger Julia said…

    Beautiful covers, beautiful records. The sound of my youth.

     

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