Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Doze Green

Doze Green has got some mad painting skills as well as being an old skool B-Boy to the max.

Monday, 25 January 2010

By the Power of Grayskull

Holy Shit! A whole exhibition themed around He-Man...Peep This

Shout out to Rob Luckins for the heads up on this one.

Sunday, 24 January 2010

French Knickers

Le Readerswives Collectif l'amour petite culotte fran├žaise.


To celebrate the launch of their playful new website, underwear label Aubade spent ten days cheering up old lonely men with live strippers in rue Montorgueil, Paris. Hot.

Thursday, 21 January 2010

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Mcbess

The RWC crew just got the heads up about Mcbess from illustrator Ryan de Haaff...



Find out more here...

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Sister Rosetta Tharpe

Whilst reading about the birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll, Rosto discovered Sister Rosetta Tharpe. In the late 1930’s she became the first great recording star of Gospel music with her unique mix of spiritual lyrics and electric guitar based accompaniment that in some ways contained major elements of mid-1950’s rock and roll. Known as the “Original Soul Sister” her showmanship and guitar playing had a huge influence on many musicians ranging from Elvis Presley and Jerry Lee Lewis to Isaac Hayes and Aretha Franklin.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe ruled in so many ways. Often her Gospal song intros were 100% rapped, her guitar playing and showmanship was 30 years before Hendrix and she was willing to cross the line between sacred and secular by performing her inspirational music in nightclubs and concert halls. While she offended some conservative churchgoers with her forays into the world of pop music, she stuck to her guns and never left gospel music. Badass. Just watch these if you don’t believe us…especially the guitar solo in this first one.


Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Down By The Riverside


Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Didn't it Rain


Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Up Above My Head


Sister Rosetta Tharpe - Strange Things Happening Everyday (1944)

Rock 'n' Roll Roots

Rost from the RWC crew has been reading up about Rock ‘N’ Roll recently and was amazed at how early some of the records that are considered the birth of Rock ‘N’ Roll were made…


Big Joe Turner – Roll ‘Em Pete (1939)


Roy Brown – Good Rockin’ Tonight (1946)

Roy Brown's original was clearly blues with a Boogie Woogie bass often called Jump Blues. But when Wynonie Harris remade this version, changed to a secular theme and put the hand-clapping hard beat on 2 and 4, He created an instant revolution in music (which serious researchers have concluded was the true birth of rock and roll). That strong beat on 2 and 4 became the single most important characteristic of Rock.



Wynonie Harris - Good Rockin' Tonight (1948)


Hank Williams – Move It On Over (1947) was obviously grounded in Country but is starting to move into Rock ‘n’ Roll territory.



Amos Milburn – Chicken Shack Boogie (1947) (this version is from 1948)

Please remember that this list is not definitive and many records have been left out on the basis that we cannot find Youtube videos for them. The final record here is widely considered the first fully formed Rock ‘N’ Roll song.


Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats – Rocket 88 (1951)

Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats was, in fact, Ike Turner and his band The Kings of Rhythm recording under a different name), recorded by Sam Phillips for Sun Records in 1951.

Friday, 8 January 2010

Mysterious Al - Life After Beth

The RWC crew have had the pleasure of working with Mysterious Al a few times over in Guernsey and he is officially the man. He has mad drawing skills, mad drinking skills, a mad love of the undead, a good business head, an awesome blog and now he's made a film.



Life After Beth - Domestic bliss, tenderness, heartbreak and the undead. 'Life After Beth' is a short observation of a couple subsisting together in London.

If you live in the big smoke (London) you can watch it for free at the ROXY BAR & SCREEN, 128-132 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1LB on Saturday, 16 January at 4:30pm. It's FREE but get there early as seats are limited.

For information press your magic mouse here.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Greg Lamarche


Way back in 2004, some the RWC crew hit up NYC and spent a day down at Coney Island Beach to check out some of ESPO's hand painted signs. On their return to the UK they discovered that some of the hand painted signs they had seen were actually painted by a fella called Greg Lamarche and not ESPO as they had thought. Greg Lamarche has mad skills, his collages are clearly influenced by his graffiti days. He also did a badass graphic for Zoo York too.

Check out his website.

Monday, 4 January 2010

David Lynch's Interview Project

Technically not David Lynch's project, but his son Austin's. I guess if your dad is David Lynch you may as well use that to help you on your way...Anyway...The project kicked off in May 2009 and has been happily trotting along for the last 7 months with some very watchable interviews. The filmmakers Austin Lynch and Jason S. zigzagged 20,000 miles in 70 days across the United States searching out random people on their travels and asking them heavy questions like...

“What were your dreams as a child?” and “When did you first experience death?”

The resulting mini interviews are uploaded and released every 3 days and are a valuable insight into the American psyche.

Find out more and watch here...