Leaping electric gnomes

Mushroom Records concert ad

I know it’s not a record sleeve but I was scanning some old music papers and couldn’t resist this, I do enjoy the old press and album adverts, it’s always interesting to see this material in context. Can you get more Australian than the bands Ayer’s Rock and The Dingoes? I had to look them up, Ayres Rock worked from 1973 to 1981 with a bit of a break, jazz and progressive rock. The Dingoes were a local group to Melbourne formed the same year, and their country rock material seemed set for great things. They even relocated to America for a while but broke up around 1980.
The full page tabloid advert is from October 1973 and the bill has been put together by the well regarded Australian label Mushroom Records. Leaping electric gnomes indeed. No idea who did the design or where the illustration of the giant came from.

About simon robinson

Having worked as a graphic designer in the music industry, mainly in the reissue sector, I now concentrate on the design and publication of books about popular culture - and even write some of them.
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