Crate Minds: Mitch Beige Brown


We asked Sydney-based designer Mitch Beige Brown to dig deep into his crate of vinyl and with his ever-artistic eye, pick the five sleeves that meant something to him.

Amon Duul II - Only Human (1979)
Design: F. Jurgen Rogner

"Not a fan of the typography on this cover, but I love the image. Would have loved to see it without any type at all, really. Never underestimate the power of a strong image!"

Stomu Yamashta - Raindog (1975)
Design: Eckford Stimpson
Photography: Monty Coles

"A minimal composition of dynamic script, with an image that's halfway between poignant and exuberant - reflects Yamashta's spacey percussive sound perfectly. I can sit and stare at his face all day long."

Liars - They Were Wrong So We Drowned (2004)
Cover Artwork: Beate Schlingelhoff-Gross
Insides: Angus Andrew/Liars

"At first sight the embroidery is ugly; it's unrecognisable, messy and primitive - it requires alot of attention to understand what's going on, which I appreciate. It also perfectly accompanies the dark, explosive sound and which-hunt narrative of the album."

Paul & Linda McCartney - RAM (1971)
Artwork: Paul & Linda McCartney

"Aside from being a great album, RAM is a sweet package, lovingly and earnestly produced by Paul & Linda. From the mixed-media collage work, to the first-name-only crediting, the album has a good energy.

Focus - Moving Waves (1971)
Artwork: Terence Ibbott

"My Dad put me onto these guys, and when I first heard that sharp guitar riff and Thijs Van Leer's yodelling on "Hocus Pocus", I flipped out. There's also something so hilarious about bodgy photo-blends before the days of Photoshop, especially when contemporary web artists strive for this kind of irony in their gifs and images today."

April 21, 2010 at 5:26pm in crate minds



01.08.14 - Lollapalooza

Chicago, IL, USA

01.08.14 - Osheaga

Montreal, QC, Canada

02.08.14 - Lollapalooza

Chicago, IL, USA

05.08.14 - Red Rocks

Denver, Colorado

06.08.14 - Beni

Beach Road, Bondi, Australia

06.08.14 - Cut Copy

Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO

08.08.14 - Cut Copy

Brooklyn Bowl, Las Vegas, NV, USA

09.08.14 - Outside Lands Festival

San Francisco, CA, USA

09.08.14 - Beni

Beach Hotel, Byron Bay, Australia

10.08.14 - Outside Lands Festival

San Francisco, CA, USA

14.08.14 - Pukkelpop Festival

Hasselt, Belgium

16.08.14 - Sonorama Festival

Burgos, Spain

22.08.14 - Paredes de Coura Festival

Porto, Portugal

24.08.14 - Rock En Seine

Paris, France

27.08.14 - Cut Copy

Magnolia, Milan, Italy

28.08.14 - Cut Copy

Zurich Open Air, Opfikon, Switzerland

10.09.14 - Cut Copy

The Wall, Taipei, Taiwan

13.09.14 - Cut Copy

Samsung Hall, Manila, Philippines

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