Wobbly Sounds, A Collection of British Flexi Discs

by Jonny Trunk

Irregulars

Wobbly Sounds Homepage Copy

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Cheap, disposable, often with poor audio quality but with great visuals, flexi discs were vinyl’s poorer cousin in the pre-digital age. Given away with magazines or sent out by advertisers, they were a splashy way of getting your message heard. Pressed onto laminated card or thin, wobbly plastic, these discs extolled the virtues of washing powders, beers, and banks. Specially commissioned tunes took as their unlikely subjects shoe shops, bakers, and even dentists. This book brings together over 150 of the most remarkable British flexi discs from the 1950s to the early 1990s, chronicling the varied and sometimes bizarre uses of these flimsy records, and the result is a fascinating archive of post-war design and advertising ingenuity.

Red Flexi Photo
Brillo Clearway
Synthi Sounds
Pretty Talk
Central Milton Keynes
Pleetway
The Purpose Of This Record

Available for pre-order, to be published: 15 April

Wobbly Sounds, A Collection of British Flexi Discs
by Jonny Trunk

Four Corners Irregulars #6
Flexibound, 160 pages. 22 × 16 cm.
To be published: 15 April 2019
ISBN 978-1-909829-14-5
£10