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.”
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.