ROCK IS MY LIFE EXHIBITION

 VIVE LE PUNK went to this last night and it was great.,check it out!!!!!!!!   >ROCK IS MY LIFE - The Skydog Story > >An exhibition of historical rock memorabilia from Marc Zermati, founder >of the legendary SKYDOG RECORDS, takes place at the 'JOE STRUMMER >SUBWAY' in Edgware Road, London W2 May 7th - 29th.  Two Iggy re-releases >coincide. > >Skydog Records was the first independent punk rock label.  Starting in >Paris in 1973, pre-dating Stiff Records by 4 years - Stiff used Skydog's >London distribution arm Bizarre to sell their early records.  Prior to >Skydog, Zermati opened the Paris underground music store The Open >Market, and over his almost 40 years in rock music has amassed a vast >collection. > >Marc will open his files and boxes and display a range of rare posters, >original drawings and lithographs.  In a second room of the Gallery, the >atmosphere of the Open Market will be recreated, with vinyl, stickers, >badges, tickets for concerts and backstages, letters from musicians, >original drawings, articles from the international rock press, and >photographs of musicians, artists & friends. > >'Rock is my Life' will feature Iggy Pop & the Stooges, Lou Reed & The >Velvet Underground, Motorhead, Damned, Slits, Elvis Costello, Johnny >Thunders & the Heartbreakers, the Clash, Big Audio Dynamite, Eddie & the >Hot Rods, the New York graphic artist Futura 2000, and Jamie Reed, the >illustrator for the Sex Pistols.  Also rare early posters from Sex >Pistols, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan, The Ramones, Jim Morrison and >The Cramps, among many others. > >Early Skydog releases included the Flamin Groovies, the visionary Kim >Fowley, Ducks Deluxe, Motorhead, The Damned, and in 1976 an LP of the >last live show by Iggy and the Stooges, 'Metallic KO'.  Also in '76 >Zermati organized the first punk music festival, Mont de Marsan, in >south-west France, featuring The Damned, Doctor Feelgood, The Gorillas >and Eddie & the Hot Rods.  In '77, more than 4000 people attended his >second Mont de Marsan punk festival, featuring The Clash, The Police, >The Damned and Doctor Feelgood. > >To coincide with both the exhibition and Iggy & the Stooges touring >Europe this year, Skydog reissue two recent Iggy releases at mid-price: >- >Iggy & the Stooges 'Telluric Chaos' (SK20053) is a live document of the >reunited Stooges, some 30 years after their infamous last gig, 'Metallic >KO' on Skydog.  Iggy Pop 'Acoustics KO' (SK20071) finds Iggy unusually >solo and acoustic, both on a DVD with various performances, together >with a CD of 10 acoustic studio recordings.  Skydog is distributed by >Jungle Records. > >'Rock is my Life'  The SKYDOG Story - Marc Zermati Private Collection >7 May - 29 May Subway Gallery, Kiosk 1, Joe Strummer Subway, Edgware >Road / Harrow Road London W2 1DX  www.subwaygallery.com  
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