The Guns Double LP
"Hands down the top-end standard by which all other hardcore bands should be measured, Cleveland hardcore history could not have been the same without The Guns."
Smog Veil Records asked Go Media to create the album art for the special edition Double LP for legendary 80s hardcore punk band The Guns. This is their pièce de résistance; the epic collection of nearly all the band’s recorded material. We kept Vince Rancid’s original illustration from the 80s as the cover and designed the rest of the package, labels, and liner notes.
According to their website, “Scott Eakin and Dave Araca formed the band originally as a 2-piece, later adding to the lineup some amazing rippers in the form of Sean Saley, Bob Ries, and Scott Silverman Though a couple compilation appearances is all they managed back in the day, this release collects those tracks plus all other studio recordings, as well as some choice live cuts. The LP also features Vince Rancid’s original cover art as commissioned by the band in the 80s.”
The band sent us dozens of flyers and old photos. We wanted to capture the essence of what it was like to wreak havoc in the 80s hardcore punk scene. We purposefully kept things black and white aimed to match the photocopied, cut, pasted, and stenciled look.
Since the band has such a rich history and a few of its members have died (RIP Scott and David!), The Guns have taken on many forms. The liner notes tell full story from beginning to end. This is a true taste of Midwestern hardcore punk in the 80s.