Softcover, 4to, illustrated, 95 numberd pages, text in English/Japanese.
Softcover, 4to, illustrated, 95 numberd pages, text in English/Japanese.
“I could snap whatever caught my eye, stirred my imagination”, states Mick Rock about the time he spent with the “Rocky Horror Picture Show”. As the “special photographer” on the set he was right in the middle of the action. This book contains 272 pages of the most beautiful pictures – most of them never published before – from the entire film production, featuring images from the set as well as backstage photos of the actors and the director. Mick Rock’s fabulous pictures show Tim Curry aka Frank N. Furter jumping into the swimming pool during a shooting break, Richard O’Brien being transformed into Riff Raff, and how the illustrious society celebrates the creation of “Rocky” the love monster. These and many other pictures by Mick Rock have been compiled for the first time in this magnificent tome, complemented by the photographer’s reminiscences of this time, and ennobled by Richard O’Brien’s foreword. This high quality photo book is a unique film document as well as a splendid collector’s item for everyone who is crazy about the story of mad scientist Frank N.Furter. The original play opened in 1973 on the experimental stage “Theatre Upstairs” at the Royal Court Theatre in London, and the same year it was elected “Best Musical of 1973″. In 1974, the shooting of the film began with most of the actors from the original cast, along with other great young actors such as Susan Sarandon and Tim Curry. The film premiered in 1975. And now – finally, thirty years later – this large-format illustrated book with its luxurious, stylish design – perfectly fitting to the film – has been released.
Blondie were the most successful rock act to emerge from New York’s seminal and anarchic downtown punk scene of the mid-1970s. Their beautiful, multi-talented lead singer, Debbie Harry, became the most photogenic and photographed rock performer of all time. Mick Rock lived and lensed cutting-edge culture like no other in the 1970s, and their collaboration yielded iconic photos that transcended and transformed the public perception of rock’n'roll imagery. This book explores in depth, both visually and verbally, the unique natural charm and charisma of Debbie’s “punk Marilyn Monroe” persona in its prime, and her successful reinvention of that persona for Blondie’s glorious comeback of recent years. Mick Rock provides a vivid, memorable account of his larger-than-life adventures behind the camera; revealing, like no other book, just what made Debbie Harry and Blondie so distinctive.
Mick Rock’s photo career began with him sneaking his camera into rock shows; it ignited when he started shooting a practically unknown David Bowie in 1972 and then went on to document the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust. Since then Mick’s become a legend himself, shooting a who’s who of rock, punk, and pop icons and capturing the images of stars right as they became part of the pop firmament. Exposed collects 200 of his best photos across nearly 40 years, including unforgettable images of Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Blondie, Queen, Iggy Pop, the Sex Pistols, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Killers, Lady Gaga, U2, and many more. Featuring a revealing introduction, narrative captions, and an illuminating foreword by playwright Tom Stoppard, Exposed is a gorgeous visual celebration for music fans.
When he passed permanently into the next dimension in 2006, Syd Barrett s life had developed into something far more significant than he could ever have imagined. The man who turned his back on probable fame, fortune and the entire rock music scene over thirty years ago had become an involuntary legend. Was he a genius or just a madman? The definitive answer to this question will never be known. But Psychedelic Renegades goes a long way towards unraveling the enigma that was Syd s personality. Mick Rock s extraordinary images and frank text expose a man with enormous natural charisma, whose moods could be dark and brooding as well as buoyant with madcap laughter. Mick shared a friendship with Syd that began in the acid haze of the sixties and endured until the early seventies when Syd locked himself away. This superbly produced book covers the period 1969-71, and features the photo session in and around Syd’s London flat that produced the cover for his first solo album, The Madcap Laughs; it also features images Mick shot for the now famous Rolling Stone interview in 1971, which became the last photos Syd ever posed for.
Quirky melodies, flamboyant style, and unforgettable vocal harmonies made Queen one of the most iconic bands of all time. This series of photographs documents the spectacularly productive artistic relationship between Mick Rock and Queen during the 1970’s. Hailed as “the man who shot the ‘70s,” Mick launched his career chronicling the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust, and moved on to photograph Lou Reed, the Sex Pistols, and Queen. Through more than 250 images from his vast archive, follow Mick from Queen’s watershed gig in London, through to the legendary free concert in Hyde Park. Fascinating anecdotes on his time with the group provide a comprehensive portrait of one of the world’s great bands at a pivotal time in their career.
With a foreword by David Bowie, here is a seminal collection of images of the glam rock era taken by legendary photographer Mick Rock. Includes outstanding photos of David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, and a host of other characters that defined the movement.
In 1972 David Bowie released the iconic LP The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, which established him as a major force in modern pop music. It was also his platform to present a visually fascinating and sexually ambivalent stage persona called Ziggy Stardust. Simultaneously, Bowie befriended the famed rock-and-roll photographer, Mick Rock, whom he invited to chronicle his Ziggy persona on film. Mick Rock amassed an amazing archive of footage that traces the entire stratospheric two-year career of Ziggy Stardust-from the early acclaim to the pivotal American tours, and the final blockbuster concert that marked Ziggy’s retirement.Ziggy was a combination of extraordinary costumes, colorful makeup, outrageous hair, and-above all-first-class rock. More than 650 of Mick Rock’s compelling pictures reflect his amazing collaboration-and friendship-with Bowie. The result of this incredible collaboration is a vast album of images of onstage performances and backstage antics. Together, David Bowie’s text and Mick Rock’s images trace the rise and final swansong of Ziggy Stardust. This affordably priced edition will be a must-have for every fan.
In 1972 Iggy Pop & The Stooges flew into London to record a new LP Raw Power. With David Bowie as executive producer, Raw Power proved to be an instant classic. During this time The Stooges, perpetually wasted, performed a single concert in London s Kings Cross. This whole crazed period of Iggy s phenomenal career was captured on camera by one man Mick Rock. An unparalled document of Iggy at the height of both his musical powers and his legendary excesses. Raw Power also serves as a unique visual diary of the heady times which produced one of rock music s most enduring recordings whose famous cover shot captured by Mick Rock is now indelibly established in modern pop iconography. SELLING POINTS: Contains over 200 amazing photographs as well as interviews, conducted between Mick Rock and Iggy Pop in 1972. Originally published by Creation Books in 1999, this new edition with a foreword by Mick Rock and Iggy Pop contains extra previously unseen images and entirely new textual and photo layout.
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