hey thanks art. i'm excited to finally meet mister crider next week. i've always been a big fan of the estrus catalog and look. i would have to agree with unitus in that your work is a defining and undeniable influence in terms of the "estrus style." with the exception of a couple of friends that like this look, i can't seem to get anyone to buy anthing from me period.
for anyone in the twin cities that is interested: the dt's, midnight evils and the mistreaters are playing an in-store at aardvark records (NE lowry avenue, off central) friday august 1st 4pm.
"i just want to point out that i have absolutely no say-so in dave's label." -Art
i belive you art, but i gotta say...it just wouldn't feel like an estrus release without your artwork. your work has visually defined that lable.
i just want to point out that i have absolutely no say-so in dave's label. we collaborate on what we collaborate on and that's it. it's his label. also, i want to point out that dave has worked with dozens and dozens of diffferent artists than me. he's even one of the guys who first started hiring coop (in fact coop did his very first 'hotrod mosnter' for dave's gearbox release. coop didn't even know who ed roth was and dave had to send him a bunch of stuff to look at so he could figure out what a hotrod monster even was. funny, huh?)
anyway, amy, i LOVE your work. it makes me wish i could still do stuff like that, but nobody will buy off on this look with me anymore. they all seem to want naked chicks and flames or some such crap, and get dissapointed when i submit something that looks like this. i've got piles of rejected designs that have this feel. i save them because i love them so much. it's my very favorite style i've ever worked in. i wish i could still.
well... although dave did not officially sanction this poster, he was aware, and i think even suggested that i design the poster for the dt's minneapolis show. i was commissioned by the promoter for this one. the swords project is actually co-headlining but i don't know anything about them and due to time constraints and personal loyalty to estrus, i took it upon myself to make it an estrus type of poster. i know the promoter and i didn't think he, dave or art (hopefully) would mind.
yeah. that's what i thought stinkbait was getting at.
my reply simply meant: i know this wasn't comissioned by dave/estrus, and i think the lable name was added as an advertising tool.
it's always a plus in small towns like fargo/moorhead to put "from california" or "K records recording artists" or "legendary member of X" on the flyers to let everyone know that it's not just a local event. something if the audience didn't know the band could relate to.
well, by that standard, a big chunk of my work is not "estrus" stuff, even though it's for famous events you all think is estrus. dave was very picky about what he'd sponsor. for instance, none of the crockshock shows were estruus events.
is that what you meant?
i understand that art.
but i also know the promoter and how he works and i'm sure he asked for it to say ESTRUS, so kiddies in moorhead/fargo that didn't know who the DT's are would get it. (kinda spell it out for the crowd, ya know)...
when i said i din't think it would qualify as "Estrus" stuff, i meant: official, lable commissioned stuff... capice?
the dt's is dave crider's current band. you might note that is also sez 'estrus' on the locket thing the gal is holding. also, stylistically, this can be considered in the estrus 'groove.'
so, THAT's probably why stinkbait considered it a n estrus project - mainly because it is.