Sacred Bones and Boo-Hooray
DIY or DIE!
These records use the 12-inch or 7-inch record format as a slate for DIY creativity in its purest form: choices based on necessity, not on aesthetics. These fine folks could usually not afford to print offset.
Curator Johan Kugelberg says:
“These materials on display highlight the genius of the self-starter impulse. Back in the day before these choices had become aestheticized, lots of striking visual solutions and epiphanies took place. I think people who see these items will feel pretty damn inspired to DIY themselves. Hopefully not to death.”
The record covers featured are all one-off, hand-made covers that have rarely been seen outside their original communities, the Boo-Hooray collection or their recent exhibition at Milk Gallery in Chelsea.