My record collection
#078: Damon & Naomi - More Sad Hits
Damon & Naomi’s beautiful first album came used Man Ray’s Glass Tears on the front cover which just makes the album even more beautiful - also Macioce’s pics on the back cover mirroring somewhat Man Ray’s photo, are also perfect.
Interestingly while researching this post I found that in 2015 The Getty Museum described the photo like this:
The face, however, belongs not to a real woman but to a fashion mannequin who cries tears of glistening, round glass beads; the effect is to aestheticize the sentiment her tears would normally express.
… and this claim is repeated all over the place… but… look at the photo, look at it closely - there is no way that this is not a “real woman” this is clearly nonsense? By 2018 Getty updated their site and changed the words
The face belongs to a fashion model who cries tears of glistening, round glass beads; the effect is to aestheticize the sentiment her tears would normally express.
But by then it was too late and the nonsense was sprinkled all over the internet and treated as fact! This is so frustrating but, as someone who has been responsible for sprinkling misinformation around the internet I can’t really complain too much!
Anyway… back to the album, and inside that perfect sleeve is a wonderful album - now while I might have suggested that With Ghost is my fave D&N album and I’ll stand by that (for now), More Sad Hits has a more emotional effect on me. The songs get deeper into me - maybe this is because of the post-Galaxie 500 relief - I listened to this album a lot when it came out, and still do now… and still hear things in different ways - e.g. being completely freaked out by the end of Astrafiammante at 3am while trying to manage a bout of insomnia.
Macioce posted some out-takes from the photo session on his wonderful Instagram that includes this adorable, smiley photo!
- Catalogue Number: AHFOW 10/118
- Artist: Damon & Naomi
- Title: More Sad Hits
- Packaging: Jewel case
- Format: CD
- Bought somewhere in London the week of release - for whatever CDs cost back then.
- Buy ‘More Sad Hits’ on Bandcamp