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Noteworthy Photography

  • Burning Flags Press
    The website of Glen E. Friedman. Renowned for both his work with musicians like Fugazi, Minor Threat, Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, Slayer (and many, many more) as well as his groundbreaking documentation of the burgeoning skateboard phenomenon in the late `70's, Glen has been privvy to (and has summarily captured on film) some of the coolest stuff ever. He's also an incredibly insightful and nice guy to boot.
  • SoHo Blues - Photography by Allan Tannenbaum
    Allan Tannenbaum is a local photographer who has been everywhere and shot everything, from members of Blondie hanging out at the Mudd Club through the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11th. You could spend hours on this site, and I have.
  • Robert Otter Photographs
    Amazing vintage photographs of New York City, specifically my own neighborhood, Greenwich Village.
  • oboylephoto
    Just some intensely cool photographs of abandoned places.
  • Rikki Ercoli's Legends of Punk
    Much like Glen E. Friedman (see above), Rikki Ercoli has managed to catch some amazing bands in their manic element.
  • Lost & Found Film
    A fascinating website devoted to undeveloped film found in vintage camers. A curious mixture of interesting and spooky.
  • Pinhole Photography by Veronica Saddler
    NYC landmarks shot through a pinhole lens. Neat-o.
  • Eugene Merinov
    Compelling shots of Punk, Post-Punk and New Wave band performing live in various long-lost venues in a pre-sanitized New York City. Great stuff!
  • Edward Colver

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August 24, 2015



Thanks for the shout out Alex, nice to know I inspired a post. I also remember well how Deee-Lite mania went global in 1990, at the time I was a hardcore kid but it seemed everyone was blasting their classic "World Clique" album everywhere you went and I was hooked too. Fast forward to last week when I find "The Very Best of Deee-Lite" for £1 in a charity shop and decide it's worth checking out because (and somewhat bizarrely) the majority of the 20 tracks are taken from the 2nd & 3rd albums. Having never listened beyond "World Clique" I figured 25 years Peter was as good a time as any to pick up the thread!
Rhino are well know for their reissues and It's actually a really well put together comp with several pages of great sleeve notes, clearly some love went into it and a lot of belief in the strength of their 3rd album from which 9 of the 20 tracks are taken! Following 7 classics from "World Clique" you get just 4 from its follow up "Infinity Within" which does have, as you suspected, an eco-friendly and politicised standpoint although musically it's hard to see why it failed as it's essentially "World Clique Part 2", even featuring Bootsy and Maceo Parker again plus the likes of Fred Wesley and (Funkadelic / Talking Heads collaborator) Bernie Worrell.
Third album "Dewdrops in the Garden" is also good, despite the absence of Towa Tei (he's on one track). It's an eclectic mix of styles which maybe put people off but worth checking out for "Apple Juice Kissing" alone which samples The Clash's "Justice Tonight" & "Armagideon Time"!

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