The London-born music photographer came up in the thick of the ’77 punk explosion, shooting bands like the Clash, the Specials, the Damned, and the Jam, and developing close friendships with the musicians along the way. A recent move to New Orleans and the opening of his Mostly Rock ’n’ Roll Gallery, which exhibited many pieces at the recent International Clash Day celebration, have accompanied a creative renaissance where Steve is capturing images of the city’s thriving music scene. The way things are going around here, this town can use all the rebirth it can get.
Topics include a recovery, a recording session, a tribute show, Carnival season, the mayoral recall, Super Blow weekend, CTI, a rigorous pat-down, RIP Burt Bacharach, a last name, a first camera, a gambler, trunk gifts/stolen goods, early shows, Joe Strummer, the Hollywood Palladium shows, a Polaroid photo, “Taxi Driver” NYC, Jerry Dammers, “Free Nelson Mandela,” Terry Hall, Two Tone bands, “Ghost Town,” Coventry, Fun Boy 3, Robert Plant photos, a first job, KROQ, a Stray Cats gig, Brian Setzer, Jeff Beck, a marathon, the Pogues, Spider Stacey, Louie Michot, Poguetry in Motion, Ben Jaffe, the Preservation Hall Band, and much more.
Intro music: "Just Keeps Raining" by Styler/Coman
Break Music: "Ghost Town" by The Specials
Outro Music: "Janie Jones" by The Clash
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