The Dickos CD Covers

THE DICKOS

Each year My brother compiles a collection of his favourite songs for the year and puts it together on CD of which he gives copies of to friends and family. We started doing this about eleven years ago when burning technology was quite new to us. The idea stuck and it has continued to this day. Each year the cover is a replica of one of the Beatles albums with a Dickos twist.

NEWPORT LAKES

CHRISTMAS 2014

DICKOS 2014

BEQUESTS

CHRISTMAS 2013

BEQUESTS CHRISTMAS 2013

MELBOURNIAN HISTORY TOUR

CHRISTMAS 2012

DICKOS 2012

DICKO'S FOUR SAIL

CHRISTMAS 2011

DICKO'S FOUR SAIL

DEMON DICKO'S BROKEN PARTS PUB BAND

CHRISTMAS 2010

DICKOS COVER CHRISTMAS 2010

Photo: Lynne Dickenson

Cover Art: Graeme Dickenson

After years of Legs saying to me well it's pretty obvious which album you are doing this year, I finally made him right. I chose to cut and past these by hand rather than on the computer. It just seemed a lot easier that way.

DICKOS FOOTY CARDS 2010

Above: Football Cards 2010

These ones made it into the CDs.

DEEVOLVER

CHRISTMAS 2009

DEEVOLVER COVER

Cover Art: Graeme Dickenson

This was a lot of fun, I knew I had to do these more difficult covers eventually so I went for this one in 2009. The title was once again a play on words that John came up with.

A DICKO'S DAZED NIGHT

CHRISTMAS 2008

A DICKO'S DAZED NIGHT

Photos: Ian Kenins / Unknown

Cover Art: Graeme Dickenson

There's only 14 albums so I had to fit this one in somewhere. The title was just a play on the album that John came up with. I love the photo of Mum (Bottom row, second from the left) She looks like a 1920's surrealist poet.

KELP

CHRISTMAS 2007

KELP COVER

Cover Art: Graeme Dickenson

Bring on the Mac. Once I got that computer there was no stopping us. This was the first year we produced Football Cards free with the disc. Unfortunately we ran out of time to include them. We returned to the idea in 2010. 

The title of this one is a reference to the seaweed down at the Apollo Bay beach near John and Lynne's holiday house.

DICKOS FOOTY CARDS 2007

Any card nerds out there will recognize that these are based on the Scanlens 1963 series.

LET IT BE DEES

CHRISTMAS 2006

LET IT BE DAAS COVER

Photos: Graeme Dickenson / John Dickenson

Cover Art: Graeme Dickenson

I remember the day we shot these photos so well. It was about 45 degrees. We didn't use Ian this year as the photos we needed were so basic.

THE DICKOS

(THE GREEN ALBUM)

CHRISTMAS 2005

THE DICKO'S COVER

Cover Art: (Well typing) Graeme Dickenson

This was an easy year. We knew if we were going to do all the Beatles Covers we had to do this one eventually. So why not 2005.

PLEASE DICKOS PLEASE

CHRISTMAS 2004

PLEASE DICKOS PLEASE

Cover Photo: Ian Kenins

Cover Art: Martin Cooke

Another good photo from Ian. I was working with Martin Cooke at Gaslight and I got him to do the cover as it required text over the photo and my computer at the time didn't have those capabilities.

ORANGE CAPELLA

CHRISTMAS 2003

ORANGE CAPELLA

Cover Art: Graeme Dickenson

Just a copy of the cover. placing John Leah and my heads on the Beatles bodies and doing a drawing of Mum. A friend of ours Trevor (Legs) Leedon and my cousin Steve Falla, were also doing christmas CDs with their own covers. They both appear in the background of this cover as well as Lynne and Mary.

SIMPLE SOUL

CHRISTMAS 2002

SIMPLE SOUL

Photo: Ian Kenins

Cover Art: Graeme Dickenson

Great photo from Ian, it wasn't hard to do this one. Ian also photoshopped the tree in our back yard to produce the background. I wasn't using Illustrator at the time so I drew the text and cut and pasted with scissors and glue.

WITH THE DICKOS

CHRISTMAS 2001

WITH THE DICKOS

Photo: Ian Kenins

Cover Art: Graeme Dickenson

We didn't get that same effect that the Beatles had but were happy with the photo. We opted for the English cover not the "floating head" cover that was released in Australia.

MADDOX ROAD

CHRISTMAS 2000

MADDOX ROAD

Photo: Ian Kenins

Cover Art: Graeme Dickenson

Leah came up with the concept of having mum cross the road with her shopping cart. We all loved that idea and this was the start of something. The photo is taken in Maddox Road, West Newport, a suburb of Melbourne. It's the road where the primary school that John and I attended was situated.

A lot of cars went past while we were doing it and many of them recognized what we were doing. I suppese it was pretty bloody obvious.

Leah couldn't make the Photo shoot so Mary took her place.

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