|December 31, 2013 | Found Images
Happy new year.
” Together, they’d ingest LSD and wander Death Wish-era Manhattan at all hours. ‘We sort of took New York as this vast stage set,’ said Weiss. ‘We would launch ourselves to some part we hadn’t seen yet, and go explore, day or night.’ There was the time they traipsed by security guards and wandered through the World Trade Center while it was being built. On one July night they went to Lincoln Center for a screening of Disney’s Alice In Wonderland and hatched a Doctor Strange plot that included a hookah-smoking caterpillar. Then they walked to the U.S. Customs House in lower Manhattan and climbed around on Daniel French’s four statues of the continents, where they envisioned a Defenders story in which Doctor Strange transformed each statue into thousands of living soldiers to battle hordes of Atlantean invaders. ”
Here are a couple more photos ( part I is here ) from my visit to the Erika Records pressing plant back in September.
In the printing department : holographic covers for Tool’s perennially best-selling Lateralus album
Boxes of labels
Cool scraps on the wall near the printing presses
Engineer Richard Simpson, cutting a master on a Neumann VMS-70 lathe
Neumann SP-79 console
Just a few of the many picture discs on the wall in the office – Erika is the USA’s only producer of picture discs
They can make just about any size and shape, too
Happy birthday to us.
Motörhead : Capricorn ( Alternate Version )