Arthur Russell

Twenty years after its initial vinyl release by Sleeping Bag records in 1981, the late Arthur Russell‘s avant-disco album 24 -> 24 Music is reissued by the Traffic Entertainment Group, the box set features some photographs of Arthur that I shot for The Face.  Journalist Simon Reynolds writing for Melody Maker in 1986 said : “This is an impossible dance music, jumbling your urges. making you want to move in ways not yet invented .. a work of genius”

Arthur Russell was a shy genius – he did not like having his photo taken – and after some discussion, for no particular reason, we decided to make him a paper hat out of the NY Times.

Still so good to hear Arthur’s classics like Loose Joints ‘Is It All Over My Face‘ and ‘Wax the Van‘. The 4 x LP box set has hand pulled screen printed outer box and LP sleeves – it is a piece of art in itself.

One Response to “Arthur Russell”

  1. Dan says:

    Iconic of an icon. In Salford. Magickal. X

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