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



23.09.14 - Movement

Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, USA

24.09.14 - Movement

Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN, USA

26.09.14 - Movement

9:30 Club, Washington, DC, USA

27.09.14 - Movement

Union, Philadelphia, PA, USA

29.09.14 - On & On & On & On / Missive EP

29.09.14 - Movement

Paradise Rock Club, Boston, MA, USA

30.09.14 - Movement

Terminal 5, New York, NY, USA

02.10.14 - Movement

Virgin Mobil Corona Theatre, Montreal, OC, USA

03.10.14 - Movement

Phoenix Concert Theatre, Toronto, ON, USA

04.10.14 - Movement

St Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI, USA

06.10.14 - Movement

Double Door, Chicago, IL, USA

07.10.14 - Movement

Metro, Chicago, IL, USA

08.10.14 - Movement

First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA

10.10.14 - Movement

Fox Theatre, Boulder, CO, USA

11.10.14 - Movement

In The Venue, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

14.10.14 - Movement

The Showbox, Seattle, WA, USA

15.10.14 - Movement

Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC, Canada

16.10.14 - Movement

Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR, USA

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