Good God it’s been busy on the run up to Christmas. Another new Western Star CD album packaging just signed off. Another great rockabilly band “Delta 88” have already released an album and a vinyl EP on the Western Start label over the years. This one features the gorgeous Betty Brosmer on the cover.
Artwork for another new band, “The Deadshots”, on the Western Star label just whizzed off to the pressing plant like a proverbial magic reindeer on Christmas eve. I’m told this is a hard hitting rockabilly band in the same vein as band such as “Jack Rabbit Slim” and “The Bullets” so not much to live up to there then! I know it’ll be stomping as Western Star keep all their production in-house for the whole process from recording the first track to delivering the final product and they don’t do half measures
I do a lot of work for Western Star Recording Company in ‘Wild West’ (well Somerset actually!). Loads of really cool rockabilly, psychobilly and rock ‘n’ roll bands record there and every now and again they release a themed compilation which requires a themed cover as opposed to one representing a specific band which is always fun. The brief on this one from Alan was a bunch of cool guitars floating in space. So here we go, all done and dusted and with the pressing plant for release in a few weeks time.
The Bullets are a seriously hard rockin’ and tight 3 piece rockabilly outfit on the Western Star label and I’ve been lucky enough to work on artwork and pre-press several of their releases now. This is the latest, it’s a 13 track CD album which brings together all the tracks from their 3 vinyl EP releases on Western Star plus a new bonus track
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Western Star compilation now off to the pressing plant for Halloween release. “Sounds from the Haunted Jukebox – Songs that go bump in the night” compilation CD features 24 rockabilly and psychobilly recordings from the Western Star Recording Studio all based on the darker side of the labels output. Songs about werewolves, demons, witches, vampires and zombies. Just my sort of thing. I got full reign over this packaging job including the illustration work which is great because the meeting of rock ‘n’ roll and horror pretty much sums up the pursuits of my whole life!