Buy Or Die! Ralph Records Artwork 1972-2015 / ISBN 9788899770068 / Goodfellas Italian import / English & Italian / large paperback
Great stuff! A new book, but some spine damage.
Goodfellas is pleased to present the first ever book of its kind on the history of the artwork of The Residents and their label Ralph Records. The life of Ralph Records and The Residents has always been cloaked in obscure mysteries woven by the anonymous Cryptic Corporation, around which many luminaries have revolved; painters, graphic artists, cartoonists, musicians, film-makers and writers. All have been channeled together by a powerful creative synergy that helped champion a new, mercurial and thoroughly multi-faceted artifact. This book, for the very first time, brings together a collection of images that represented the sounds of Ralph from 1972 to the present. A historical journey that traces the path of one of the most innovative record labels of the last fifty years. A collection of original, rare and remarkable images drawn from record covers, fan catalogues, posters and a wide variety of promotional material, demonstrating the technological and stylistic adaptations undergone through the arc of half a century. 400 pp. color book in English and Italian.