The Verve No Come Down

The Verve released No Come Down as a compilation album to coincide with their slot on the Lollapalooza tour during the summer of 1994. This was no throwaway release; many of the tracks on this album were b-sides that should have been singles in their own right.

I love the design concepts expressed here and the use of American iconography from the 1970s, like the racing number one, the pinball machine, and the star. This is the sort of thing that you would expect to see on a 70's release, and so it marries up with the demise of grunge and the rise of using retro themes. It is brilliantly conceived and executed.

Included here are two extras--a Lollapalooza-era promotional poster and an early photo that I threw in just to throw people off.