The Stridulators

Title Queue
Measurements.Dimensions 7" x 7"
Measurements.Format Single
45 rpm
Materials.Medium Ink
Materials.Support Cardboard
Techniques Offset Printing
One colour - black
Techniques Cartooning
The source image uses a cartoon style.
Creator.Corporate name The Stridulators
Role Author
Creator.Corporate name House of Squirm
Role Record Label
Creator.Personal name Steve Roach
Role Designer
Date.Release 1984
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
The copy is held as a jpeg.
Location.Current Repository Hocken Library, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Hocken holds a copy of this single.
ID Number.Record Label Catalogue Number HOS 245
ID Number.Hocken Dynix BIB 587649
ID Number.NZDA Number nzgda_rc_i_0433_f, nzgda_rc_i_0433_b
Style/Period.School New Wave
Culture New Zealand
Subject Insect, guitar, swastika, newspaper, text
Description Front cover; image and text. The front cover is black and white. It consists mainly of a large cartoon drawing in black on a white background, of an insect or alien. It is drawn facing down the cover diagonally from the top right corner. It wears some type of collar which has a swatika attached. It seems to be eating a guitar, the body of which sits in the bottom left corner of the cover. The guitar is rendered in a realist style. The insect/alien and guitar have a jagged white outline. A piece of paper with text on it sits in the bottom right corner. In the top left corner of the cover is the band name. This is rendered to give the appearance of a piece of text torn out of a newspaper. The text is in a lower case serif typeface. [KY]
Description Back cover; image and text. The back cover is also black and white and in a cartoon style. The whole of the back cover is overlaid with a skewed grid of dotted lines. The dotted lines are black but where shown against a black background each dot is outlined with white. The imagery is very ambiguous. The cover is bisected diagonally from top left to lower right with a band of solid black. On each side of this is an area rendered in cartoon. Both of these areas have unevenly scalloped edges and are covered with dots and squiggles. The upper area resembles a draped theatre curtain. The lower area has an object centered on it with three lightning bolts pointing to or away from it. The text on the back cover is a black hand written cursive script. At the top right are the song titles and recording information. At the bottom right are the band member names and the instruments they play. [KY]
Source Katy Yiakmis
Researcher, image analysis and interpretation. 06.2001
Rights House of Squirm Records
Typography The text on the front cover is black, lower case, serif.
Font Times
Size 24 point
Colour Black
Case Lower case
Typography The text on the back cover is black, cursive hand generated and lower case.
Typeface Hand generated
Size Approximately 10 point
Colour Black
Case Lower case