"Teenage hobbies of the 1970s—model and high powered rocketry & souped up stereo sound systems. Welcome to the teenage bedroom of Joe Roberts of Minnechaug High School, Class of ’78. “Most people probably don’t remember me as I was very shy in school.” Read Joe’s in depth take on his personal collection of rockets & speakers." via teenagefilm.com
"Jimi Hendrix sent the following letter to Reprise Records in September of 1968. It was essentially a set of fairly strict instructions with regard to the sleeve design of his forthcoming record, Electric Ladyland: a photo of the band surrounded by kids in Central Park, taken by Linda McCartney, was to feature on the front cover; various other black and white shots, by Eddie Kramer, were also to grace the packaging; as was a poem entitled "Letter to the room full of mirrors,".
"The album was released the next month, with a sleeve that bore no resemblance to the design in his letter. Worse still, Reprise chose to use a highly controversial photo for the UK release. via www.lettersofnote.com
The above image is Felt's debut single, "Index," from 1979 and is EXTREMELY rare. I've never even seen a picture of it before. Fantastic...The staples make it even better! And the lettering looks like its been done by hand which I'm sure it was. This surely was the golden age of DIY indie pop. Here's a good article on them from our friends over at Perfect Sound Forever.
And just to be completist about it, here are some nice scans of the vinyl - both sides! Courtesy of Unpopular's pop ephemera set on flickr.
For those interested in such things, grab a great Felt live set, supporting the Go-Betweens at the Venue in London on Sept. 15, 1983, at Fruitier Than Thou.