We’ve been back home in NYC for about three weeks now, but everyone at Chez Pablum pines to return to the comparatively carefree week we spent in lovely London (you may remember my somewhat laboriously lengthy photographic summary of same). Honestly, we could not have had a greater time, and we miss our little flat on Hortensia Road. Maybe someday we’ll get back there.
In any case, a friend of mine just posted a photo which bizarrely took me right back. Herewith a great shot of the mighty Generation X paying homage, much as I did, to the cover location of Bowie’s The Rise and Fall Ziggy Stardust & the Spiders from Mars at some point in the late 70’s. They're actually facing the opposite direction from Bowie on the cover.
And, again, here's me at that same phone box in the background of the Gen-X shot (and on the back cover of the original album).
What made the above photo somewhat extra special for me, however, was that earlier in the day before my friend Miles and I pinpointed the Ziggy spot, he’d given me a poster I’d been admiring in his Camden Town punk shop, All Ages, that being a reproduction of the original promo poster for Generation X’s first album (which I now display in my office). Yeah, it’s a mild coincidence, but I’ll take it.
Here’s some vintage footage of Generation X playing, I believe, not too far away from this same spot at one of the original locations of the fabled Marquee club. Miles and I actually went to the site of the last incarnation of that club (which is now a T.G.I. Friday’s-type bar called Montagu Pyke), but I’m not sure it was the same venue presented in this clip.
Regardless, it’s cool…