The Top 100 started as a hobby; a fan adoring his musical heroes and paying tribute by making portraits of them. The hobby became obsession and the project went from the boy’s room into the art world. But I'm still that fan, it's about them in the end, their music, and not about me.
Saturday, March 4, 2017
The Adverts (Lipstick Traces)
Berry and Maria van Boekel, The Adverts
20 x 12 inches, oil on canvas.
I pulled out a cassette tape the other day with a recording on it of the cd that accompanies the book Lipstick Traces by Greil Marcus. The book is fantastic and the cd even better. Full of British punk, Dada, avant garde, and an odd classic or two, the cd yielded many a top 100 tune. Upon this renewed listening two tracks stood out to me, both by the Adverts. Gary Gilmore's Eyes and One Chord Wonders have stood up well through time, very well indeed.