Designing a CD cover isn’t just the pretty bit on the front. It’s the whole package and it’s great to get my “file copy” 😉 when it’s as good as this cool double CD with booklet and free postcards for one of the rockinest bands ever!!
This weeks record cover and packaging has been approved an on it’s way to the pressing plant. Jack Rabbit Slim have been one of the biggest rockabilly bands on the planet for the last 10 or 15 years up until their split fairly recently. This is for a double CD covering the best from their many albums and singles.
Sometime I just kick supplied artwork into shape for the pressing plant, sometimes I work on layout and composition and sometimes, like this time, I get full artwork duties juggling Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign to produce every aspect of the CD packaging.
The world may have come to a grinding halt but Western Star records continues to release records and I continue to produce artwork and packaging. This one has been signed off this week for production. I’ve lost count of the amount of releases I’ve worked on for this band over many, many years. Right from their self-released “Son of Kong” EP back in 2003. That’s 17 years of West Country nonsense which these nutters do so well! This double album brings together stuff from all those years from albums, vinyl releases and compilation appearances of which there have been many!
Three guys from Norfolk, UK with a love of Rockabilly and Rock ‘n’ Roll finally get it together and stick a ribbon on it! All three have been playing the local and national rock ‘n’ roll music scene constantly since childhood (and that’s a long time for some of us!). All three have been front men and vocalists of their own bands, rockabilly and otherwise, over the years and all three are multi-instrumentalists. All three have appeared on TV, Radio and CD and played in bands covering a variety of musical styles.
The Cavaleros are an instrumental Surf Rock’n’Roll trio hailing from Victoria, BC on Canada’s rugged west coast. Graham “Eddie” Cavalero’s wild and driving guitar, German ‘Soda Pop’ Cavalero’s swinging drums and TC Cavalero’s pulsating bass combine into a melodic and rhythmic rock n’roll cocktail that leaves audiences breathless.