Mia Farrow in Pierre Cardin for the film “A Dandy in Aspic” _ Photo by Bill Epperidge, May 1967.
Rockabilly couple in London photographed by Janette Beckman, 1980
dressing as a huge joe rebel curl for halloween fucking watch me
Marlon Brando photographed by Edward Clark on the set of The Men, 1949.
Last Tango In Paris (1972)
"Dee Dee [Ramone] is the best punk example of a rock and roll star in part because of that combination of his talent and his personal style, but especially because it’s hard to imagine that he could have succeeded at anything else. The Sex Pistols famously screamed “No future!” at the end of “God Save the Queen.” People made a big deal about how progressive it was that a hit band could sarcastically rage about social conditions. But the noteworthy thing to me about the “no future” subject isn’t the Sex Pistols’ anger about their boring prospects as citizens, but rather that the lack of a future is an unacknowledged foundation of rock and roll. There is no future in being an adolescent, and rock and roll is the music of adolescence.
Rock and roll is the only art form at which teenagers are not only capable of excelling but that actually requires that one be a teenager, more or less, to practice it at all. This is the way that “punk” uniquely embodies rock and roll. It explicitly asserts and demonstrates that the music is not about virtuosity. Rock and roll is about natural grace, about style and instinct. Also the inherent physical beauty of youth. You don’t have to play guitar well or, by any conventional standard, sing well to make great rock and roll; you just have to have it, have to be able to recognize it, have to get it. And half of that is about simply being young, meaning full of crazed sex drive and sensitivity to the object of romantic and sexual desire, and full of anger about being condescended to by adults, and disgust and anger about all the lies you’re being fed, and all the control you’ve been subjected to, by those complacent adults. And a deep desire for some fun. And, though rock and roll is about being cool, you don’t have to be cool to make real rock and roll - sometimes the most innocuous and pathetic fumblers only become graced by the way they shine in songs. And this is half of what makes the music the art of adolescence - that it doesn’t require any verifiable skill. It’s all essence, and it’s available to those who, to all appearances, have nothing."
—Richard Hell, from I Dreamed I Was A Very Clean Tramp
Elvis Presley and Priscilla Beaulieu at the Sportheim restaurant in Bad Nauheim, Germany, December 1959.
Still A Fool
His Best 1947 To 1956
"Still A Fool" by Muddy Waters
Muddy Waters was always a charmer, and had a lighter touch than his chief rival, Howlin’ Wolf, but you wouldn’t know it from this record. "Still A Fool"—which Keith Richards once called “the birth of Chicago Blues”—is dark, brooding, simmering with rage and lust. She done him wrong but he still wants her, for reasons that have nothing to do with love.