Sharp-eyed readers will note that that’s the original Moby Grape cover, withdrawn because of a certain gesture. And that’s the UK cover for The Strokes record, which was deemed too spicy for the US market.
For Father’s Day, my daughter sent me an official set of Sid Vicious pencils. They were created for the current Punk: Chaos to Couture exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
For the record, I saw Sid perform, backed up by ex-New York Dolls Jerry Nolan and Killer Kane, at Max’s Kansas City in September of 1978. A couple of weeks later he went to jail after stabbing and killing (allegedly) his girlfriend Nancy Spungeon. A few months after that, while out on parole, he died of misadventure. I’m not sure he ever made it to the Met.
If you’re unfamiliar with the Robert Pollard catalogue, I have composed this Spotify mixtape for your benefit (and my own amusement). It skews heavily toward the Pop in Pollard’s “Four Ps” (the other three Ps being Punk, Prog, and Psychedelic), but it is spring, after all. Play it loud.
My ears started hemorrhaging today, and only later did I discover that My Bloody Valentine had released a new album, their first in 21 years. Now that’s something.
It’s available at the band’s site.
Nellcôte as Arcadia?
Life was very simple – Keith looking after Marlon in the morning, playing music in the afternoon, that’s it. English friends would be invited to stay for the summer; especially people with kids, so Marlon would have a social life. Everything was always back to the kids.
Sometimes the photographer’s camera sees more clearly than his eyes.