Episode 135: Andy Rosen – Music Photographer shares stories of Punk, The Jam, Setting Sons plus never-before-seen-images…

My special guest on this episode of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast is Punk Photographer, Andy Rosen.
Andy started out as a music photographer working on Record Mirror and Sounds and freelancing to NME, Melody Maker, The Face Magazine and most record companies during the burgeoning punk scene in the mid-1970s.
As a friend and cohort of many who went on to become the biggest names in punk, Andy had unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the musicians and artists of London’s early punk scene. 

Andy photographed many of The Jam’s live gigs – including the final shots of the band in 1982 on that final gig in Brighton… plenty of his photos have never been shared… but more of that in our chat…

Andy also photographed the image for the rear of the Setting Sons album cover – taken on Brighton beach, the rear of the sleeve for Start! and the cover of Town Called Malice.

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EP135 – Andy Rosen, Music Photographer, The Jam Paul Weller Fan Podcast : Desperately Seeking Paul

Exclusive Photography Offer

Andy has kindly offered to run a special offer on The Jam to tie in with the podcast broadcast with 3 of his images now available for just $135 each (usually $175) at andyrosenphotos.com/store

Exclusive Video – The Jam – New Images Revealed

Andy has long since ditched his camera professionally, but as you can hear on the podcast, he is busy scanning his incredible collection of images. I’m aware of the limitations of an audio podcast when talking about exclusive reveals of never-before-seen images so Andy kindly shared on screen for me to share with you. Enjoy!

The Jam, “Setting Sons” Album Cover, 1979

The Jam. Air Studios. 1982

The Jam. Start! 1980

The Jam. Town called Malice. 1982

Another exclusive from Andy… “Here is an outtake, I just dug up from the depths of my archive and has never been seen since the day I shot it. This was my girlfriend’s house, and her mother was hanging the laundry. Paul got it in his head that it had to be shot on infrared film, which added complexities, but it all worked out in the end. It was designed by Robin Richards, who also did Setting Sons with me.”

Other Information…

In 1991, Andy moved to Los Angeles. and founded The Underground, a talent management, production, and record label in partnership with Chris Blackwell, the “godfather” of the indie music scene and founder of Island Records. The Underground produced videos and commercials including, Marilyn Manson, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Dr Dre, David Bowie, Tool, Orbital, Shania Twain, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, The Crystal Method, Dave Matthews Band, Van Halen, Metallica, and Tricky. In advertising, they collaborated with major brands, producing Ads for American Express, Nike, Fila, and Lexus. Academy Award for Best Short Animation for “Manipulation,” a Grammy for Peter Gabriel’s “Digging in The Dirt,” and several MTV Awards.

He is currently the co-founder and CEO of FileProtected.com, a platform that helps creative professionals protect and monetize intellectual property. By using blockchain technology to provide permanent proof of intellectual property ownership, authorship, and authenticity, he has made it possible for creators to take ownership of their work and get the credit and money they deserve.

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The World’s first Paul Weller Fan Podcast - For the fans by the fans. A musical journey from In The City to Fat Pop (Vol 1). A radio broadcaster who gave up his career with one big regret. Never getting to interview the legendary British musician Paul Weller. This podcast exists purely to solve that issue. Welcome to Desperately Seeking Paul...

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