The other day my phone rang and the voice on the other end was Stephen Wright who took the famous image of The Smiths for The Queen Is Dead. Stephen was looking for the “local Naim dealer” hoping I could supply some tunes for the opening of his show at Modern Rocks Gallery.
Modern Rocks Gallery, who are celebrating their first anniversary, are the only gallery in the US to stock not only the iconic cover shot, but outtakes from that shoot, including a previously unreleased color image. They also have some early live shots of Morrissey and The Smiths, as well as some of Stephen’s other work including live shots of New Order, Madonna, Miles Davis, Prince, John Lydon and Bono of U2.
The Smiths and Friends will be on display from April 18th until May 23rd.
I’ll be playing hits from the 80’s on a vintage “Naim Kit” and Neat Motive SX2 speakers at the opening reception on Saturday, April 18th (Record Store Day) from 7pm to 10pm.
Modern Rocks Gallery 916 Springdale Road, Unit 103. Austin, Texas 78702