Bona Drag
The album title ‘Bona
Drag’ means ‘nice outfit’
or ‘good clothes’ which
implies the artist focuses
on image , which is qui...
On the inside of the digipack there’s a black and white image of Morrissey standing against a brick wall
on a street. We c...
The back cover is a
close-up of Morrissey
in black and white.
He’s in a casual,
comfortable pose
and wearing a casual
deni...
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Digipack Deconscruction - Bona Drag by Morrissey

  1. 1. Bona Drag
  2. 2. The album title ‘Bona Drag’ means ‘nice outfit’ or ‘good clothes’ which implies the artist focuses on image , which is quite the opposite of typical singer/ songwriters. This is also shown by his styled hair and leather jacket. This album was released in 1990 when he pursued a solo career after being in the band The Smiths, which could be why he is heavily image based as he wants to be known for his own music and for himself, not as part of a band . The front cover is simply an image of Morrissey himself, but it is slightly out of focus and the colour seems to be slightly grey and dull as his skin and lips look pale. His name and title are written in an Old English font, Showing he has an old style to his music. His name is bigger than the title and also above it, showing that he is a very important aspect of the album.
  3. 3. On the inside of the digipack there’s a black and white image of Morrissey standing against a brick wall on a street. We can connote that by the broken fence, barbed wire, and piles of discarded rubbish, this is possibly a poor area of the UK, possibly a part of Lancashire where Morrissey was born. This connotes that his music on this album is related to his life and his past, going ‘back to his roots.’ The fact it’s in black and white shows the music is simple and again possibly quite old fashioned. He is standing on his own and there are no other people to be seen, which could connote that Morrissey likes being secluded and being by himself now after the years of being in a band, which is similar to other singer/songwriters as they seem to like being solo and alone.
  4. 4. The back cover is a close-up of Morrissey in black and white. He’s in a casual, comfortable pose and wearing a casual denim jacket and bracelet. This again connotes simplicity yet it’s also very focussed on image again. The image is also quite blurred like the front cover and it takes up most of the back whereas the songs themselves are pushed to the side and are written in very small font, again showing the importance of the artist himself. There are 20 tracks on this album, tracks 15 – 20 are bonus tracks as they weren’t previously released but some of the others were released earlier as singles before Morrissey decided he wanted to make an album with them.

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