The Cover Artwork of Bombed Out! Explained
Above Photo: Detail of Front cover artwork of Bombed Out!
I worked with Martin Why to produce the Punk art book covers for Bombed Out!.
Martin is a former Eric’s Club and Liverpool Punk band member, and a superb graphic artist who, having “been there” himself, intuitively responded to and reinterpreted my garbled, un-artistic suggestions brilliantly.
The front cover is loaded with images, most of which are relevant to the contents of the book itself, while others reflect aspects of the city of Liverpool’s and the country’s economic and political history at that time. These that are also relevant to the proceedings detailed in Bombed Out!.
The back cover has as background some of the Punk and New Wave bands I saw at Eric’s club or elsewhere in Liverpool in 1978-1980, many of whom (or some of their singles or album tracks) are also mentioned in the book.
Bombed Out! in part, details the nine months I spent playing bass in Liverpool’s New Wave bands, including Pete Burns’ Nightmares in Wax, which ended spectacularly.
The book goes on to narrate what happened after I’d left the Liverpool music scene and was unemployed, as the country and the city were hopelessly gripped by a deep recession under the Conservative government, led by Margaret Thatcher.
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