A look at some iconic reggae album covers, photographed in their original locations around London over four decades later, for Covers, an anthology of classic sleeves and the Thames-side surroundings that informed them, by photographer Alex Bartsch.
Writes Erin MacLeod in Pitchfork:
“London must be, outside of Jamaica, the place that is most richly influenced by Jamaican people living there,” says Al Newman (AKA Al Fingers) of One Love Books, the publisher behind Covers and a number of evocative books related to reggae. “I grew up in London and I grew up with Jamaican culture. But it is also kind of an unknown history to many people in the UK.”
The book has successfully completed Kickstarter funding, but is still available for pre-order here.
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The Fanzines are playing Toner’s on Baggot St., on Sunday as part of the venue’s Alternative Sunday Social Club, and they’re bringing a bunch of underloved/fondly remembered power-pop and new-wave gems with them. “Bringing bands back to Baggot Street”, sez the presser.
Here’s the blurb:
The Fanzines are a covers band, specializing in Top 20 hits from the New Wave/Power Pop era. Every song a guitar hit from THE era of guitar hits, and a song or two from the ’60s right up to a couple from the late ’80s to ensure something for everyone.
Any chance of a bit of Generation X, lads?