Remembering The Original Woodstock In Wonderful Historical Photographs, 1969

A wide-angle view of the huge crowd facing the distant stage during the Woodstock Music & Art Fair in August 1969.
Remembering The Original Woodstock In Wonderful Historical Photographs, 1969
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In 1969, more than 400,000 people descended on Bethel, New York, headed to a dairy farm owned by Max and Miriam Yasgur, where the Woodstock Music & Art Fair was being held. Continue reading »

Stunning Black And White Photographs Of A Pre-Fame Prince In 1977

Stunning Black And White Photographs Of A Pre-Fame Prince In 1977

In 1977 the photographer Robert Whitman was asked to take some promo shots of an unknown 19 year old musician called Prince Rogers Nelson. Continue reading »

Spitting In The Face Of Christ: The Superb Blasphemous Horror Art Of Paolo Girardi

Spitting In The Face Of Christ: The Superb Blasphemous Horror Art Of Paolo Girardi

Surely if our meagre planet were overtaken by skeleton soldiers, leather winged giant insects, goat human hybrids, rats, cosmic storms and serpent lords, this is what it would look like. Paolo Girardi is fucking possessed with an intrinsic vision to put the most barbaric, and rusted atmospheres into carnal shape. Continue reading »

70’s Style And Soul: Amazing Candid Photographs Taken In Soul Clubs In Memphis And New York, 1973

70's Style And Soul: Amazing Candid Photographs Taken In Soul Clubs In Memphis And New York, 1973
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These candid photographs, taken in Soul clubs in Memphis and New York, are the work of photographer David Reed. Still working today, Reed was first commissioned by the UK’s Sunday Times Magazine in 1969, and worked for them continuously until 1990. Continue reading »

Beautiful Pics Of Madonna Photographed In Alphabet City, NYC By Richard Corman In 1982

Beautiful Pics Of Madonna Photographed In Alphabet City, NYC By Richard Corman In 1982

Richard Corman had just finished an apprenticeship with Richard Avedon in 1982 and was referred to Madonna by his mother who was casting Martin Scorsece’s The Last Temptation of Christ. Continue reading »

The Worst Metal Album Covers Of All Time

The Worst Metal Album Covers Of All Time

We love weird album cover art. That’s why we’ve previously featured vintage album covers from Yugoslavia, album covers featuring frightening clowns, 25 sexy but not sexy album covers, and a collection of 50 outrageous album covers ever. Certainly… Now it’s time to take a look at some metal albums that tried to look badass but failed miserably. Continue reading »

25 Sexy But Not Sexy Vintage Album Covers

25 Sexy But Not Sexy Vintage Album Covers

Before anyone get their feelings hurt, remember this is all about good and bad design. It seems that anyone and everyone could make a record about anything – and we’re all better for it. Continue reading »

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go! Brilliant 1980s Pop & Rock Music Publicity Photos

Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go! Brilliant 1980s Pop & Rock Music Publicity Photos

Can you remember the bands and solo pop and rock music acts in the publicity stills below? Better yet, can you hum one of their hits? Continue reading »

Something’s Going On: Mary Lou Fulton’s Newly Rediscovered Photographs Of Punks, Mods, And Rockabillies From The 1980s

Something’s Going On: Mary Lou Fulton’s Newly Rediscovered Photographs Of Punks, Mods, And Rockabillies From The 1980s

The radio blasted fast, easy headline news. Punks go on rampage at Huntington Park…$25,000 worth of damage…Police called to quell disturbance… Continue reading »

Vintage Album Covers Featuring Frightening Clowns

Vintage Album Covers Featuring Frightening Clowns

Wherever there’s a clown, you’ll find a child crying. What possesses adults to think children love clowns? It was particularly bad in decades past, when those nightmarish denizens of the underworld (i.e. clowns) plastered their grotesque faces on tons of children’s products – including album covers. Continue reading »

Female Artists Are Being Completely Removed From Their Own Album Covers In Iran

Lady Gaga — Joanne
Female Artists Are Being Completely Removed From Their Own Album Covers In Iran

Pop icons are being removed from their own single and album covers in Iran, simply because they are women. Now their stans are reacting to the censored albums on social media. Continue reading »

20 Punk Bands Of The 1980s You’ve Never Heard Of

20 Punk Bands Of The 1980s You've Never Heard Of

Punk is a rock music genre that emerged in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. They typically produced short, fast-paced songs with hard-edged melodies and singing styles, stripped-down instrumentation, and often political, anti-establishment lyrics. Punk embraces a DIY ethic; many bands self-produce recordings and distribute them through independent record labels. Continue reading »

Ramen Guitar: Russian Craftsmen Builds A Tasty Guitar Out Of Instant Ramen Noodles

Ramen Guitar: Russian Craftsmen Builds A Tasty Guitar Out Of Instant Ramen Noodles

Russian guitar repairer Artem Mayer of Copper Guitars in Moscow, bought 36 packets of instant ramen noodles, set the noodles in resin and let the mixture set. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos Of Cyndi Lauper At Coney Island For Her Album “She’s So Unusual” In 1983

Stunning Photos Of Cyndi Lauper At Coney Island For Her Album “She’s So Unusual” In 1983

Born 1953 in Astoria, New York City, American singer, songwriter, actress and activist Cyndi Lauper has spanned her career over 40 years. Continue reading »

Beautiful Black And White Photos Of A 18-Year-Old Madonna Taken By Cecil Taylor In 1977

Beautiful Black And White Photos Of A 18-Year-Old Madonna Taken By Cecil Taylor In 1977

On May 3, 1977, photographer Cecil I. Taylor took these beautiful photos of Madonna at the Art Worlds Institute of Creative Arts in Ann Arbor, Michigan, before she moved to New York City. Continue reading »

“The Short And Tragic Romance”: Photos Of Nancy Spungen And Sid Vicious Together In 1978

"The Short And Tragic Romance": Photos Of Nancy Spungen And Sid Vicious Together In 1978

Spungen left home at 17 and moved to New York City, where she worked as a stripper and prostitute. She followed bands such as Aerosmith, Bad Company, The New York Dolls, and Ramones. In 1977, she moved to London, possibly to win over Jerry Nolan of the Dolls and The Heartbreakers, but met the Sex Pistols instead. When lead singer Johnny Rotten showed no interest in her, she pursued bassist Sid Vicious, and they soon moved in together. Continue reading »

“Float Around”: Photos From Nirvana’s Underwater “Nevermind” Shoot

"Float Around": Photos From Nirvana’s Underwater "Nevermind" Shoot

The baby-floating-in-water cover for Nirvana’s Nevermind album is one of contemporary rock’s most iconic. It was shot by Austin-based photographer Kirk Weddle. Continue reading »

Famous Songs Hilariously Explained With Simple Comics

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Artist and cartoonist Hugleikur Dagsson is drawing ironic parodies of popular songs, which range from innocent hits from the 50s to melancholic rock ballads of all time. These simple and unsophisticated illustrations might give a naive impression, but they are surprisingly accurate, snappy, sometimes rude and even vulgar. Continue reading »

Cock And Balls: A Photo Study Of Rock Gods’ Packages In Very Tight Trousers

Cock And Balls: A Photo Study Of Rock Gods’ Packages In Very Tight Trousers
Mick Jagger

Rock Stars like to wear tight trousers. Why? As Paul Gallagher notes, when a BBC reporters asked the cool kids what most attracted them to the man holding the mic, they answered in one voice: the music. But Mrs. Iris Mountbatten revealed her son ‘Leggy’ was an avid admirer of the Rutles after seeing their tight trousers. Mum, on the other hand, appreciated Tom Jones and ‘Wendell’, the name of the singer’s penis. Iggy Pop writes sings about his concertinaed pal. Continue reading »

“Boyfriend Hug” Speakers Are The Perfect Way To Look Absolutely Normal In Public

"Boyfriend Hug" Speakers Are The Perfect Way To Look Absolutely Normal In Public

What about when you want to feel safe and secure by being wrapped in fake-muscly arms when you’re on the go? You don’t want to look like some weirdo, dragging around a headless body-pillow with you while you’re out and about. Continue reading »

People Blend Themselves In With Vinyls

People Blend Themselves In With Vinyls
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Since retro is the new hot nowadays, vinyl is starting its great comeback. So if you are a vinyl junkie or your parents have a big collection of the greatest ’80s hits, this could be your next great opportunity. People across the Internet unleash their creativity by paying homage to vinyl cover art and bringing it to life in a new context. Following the trend, people are obscuring or augmenting their body parts with record sleeves causing an entertaining illusion captured on photos before digital collages were cool. Continue reading »

Classic Rock And New Wave Songs Brilliantly Reimagined As Vintage Pulp Fiction Paperbacks

“London Calling” re-imagines the classic Clash song as an issue of a 1950s-era pulp detective magazine. Prints come in four sizes, priced accordingly. Prints are on heavy, glossy archival-quality paper. The perfect gift for the punk rocker in your life.
Classic Rock And New Wave Songs Brilliantly Reimagined As Vintage Pulp Fiction Paperbacks

Graphic artist Todd Alcott has brilliantly reimagined classic rock and new wave songs as vintage pulp-fiction paperback books. Continue reading »

At Home With The Rolling Stones: Surprising, Charismatic, Scandalous, Intense And Reckless, Here Are The Early Stones As Never Seen Before

At Home With The Rolling Stones: Surprising, Charismatic, Scandalous, Intense And Reckless, Here Are The Early Stones As Never Seen Before

In 1960, childhood friends Keith Richards and Mick Jagger reconnected by chance on a train. More than 45 years later, the Rolling Stones remain superstars in the fickle world of rock ‘n’ roll. This collection of photographs provides a unique record of the band before they became the icons of rock. Most of these images have never been published before, making this book a must-have for the Stones’ legion of fans. Continue reading »

That Time When Nirvana Dressed Up In Woman Clothes For Mademoiselle Magazine In 1993

That Time When Nirvana Dressed Up In Woman Clothes For Mademoiselle Magazine In 1993
Stéphane Sednaoui

Under the headline: “Reaching Nirvana: The Grunge Gods Get In Touch With Their Feminine Side”, Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic posed for these sexy fashionable photos in the November 1993 issue of Mademoiselle Magazine. Kurt Cobain wearing a Dries Van Noten sweater. Dave Grohl in a Todd Oldham sweater. Krist Novoselic in a Joan Vass sweater. All scarves (shown as skirts) by Gene Meyer. Continue reading »

Debbie Harry Photographed By Chris Stein For Punk Magazine Centerfold Shoot, 1976

Debbie Harry Photographed By Chris Stein For Punk Magazine Centerfold Shoot, 1976

A few decades ago, up-and-coming punk-pop star Debbie Harry had a photographer on hand to chronicle her every move – her friend, bandmate and lover Chris Stein. Continue reading »