DIRECT HIT! / THE HAVERCHUCKS SPLIT 7”
Art / Design
Another one of Direct Hit!’s numerous! split! releases! This one’s with The Haverchucks and pretty much wears Wall of Youth’s influences on its [record] sleeve:
The Beavis and Butt-Head and MTV typography is obvious. Beavis and Butt-Head watched music videos. The fold-out cover features a collage of still images taken from Green Day’s music video for “Walking Contradiction.” That song comes from the album Insomniac (1995), the cover of which was itself a collage by Winston Smith. In the 1980s, Smith did a bunch of art for the Dead Kennedys and other punks (flyers, album covers, etc.). Speaking of covers, one of the Direct Hit! songs on this 7″ was originally written and performed by a band called The Side Project, whose music sounds like lots of punk bands from 1995.
Anyway, the cover measures 7”x7” when folded but opens up to feature full-color art on both sides of its 7”x16” expanse. The record is pressed on golden yellow vinyl and is a split release between Bright and Barrow & Kind of Like Records.