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Named after The Clash’s song of the same name, the collectors’ compendium Rockers Galore creates an edition out of Josh Cheuse’s remarkable intimacies with the music world over more than 20 years, and is compiled here in a format typical of a music fanatic’s hoarded collection. Housed in a limited edition, collaged shoebox are a series of 14 black-and-white and colour photographic prints taken from the iconic Rockers Galore publication; 7 fan badges; a mix tape of tracks ranging from Niger Blues by Desert Rebel to Pieces Of What by MGMT and a gold-printed t-shirt drawn from one of Cheuse’s photographs of Sightsee MC.
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For a full track listing of the tape, see below.
If I had a hammer- Pete Seeger
Toba - Abdel Halim Hafez
I Walk on Gilded Splinters - Johnny Jenkins
Jin Ma Jin Ma- Orchestra Baobab
You Can't Judge a Book By It's A Cover - Bo Diddley
The Train Kept A Rollin' - Johnny Burnette and The Rock n Roll Trio
S 90 Skank - Big Youth
Rockers Galore - The Clash
Pieces Of What - Mgmt
Best Is Yet To Come - Tony Bennett
Columbia (white label demo) - Oasis
Let's Spend The Night Together - Muddy Waters
Get back - Ike and Tina Turner
Et Moi, Et Moi, Et Moi - Jacques Dutronc
Hora Lui Sile - Ion Petre Stoican
El Pescador De Baru - Isaac Villaneuva
Bottle of Wine - The Capital Showband
African Dub Version - The Silvertones
Cosmic Friend - The Black Crowes
Metche Dershe - Ethiopiques
Tennesee Waltz - Patti Page
Niger Blues - Desert Rebel
Vul'indela - Brenda Fassie
Josh Cheuse was born in New York in 1965. He won a full photography scholarship to the School of Visual Arts in New York, having started his photography career at the age of 16. He was shooting bands in nightclubs across the city, even using a school payphone to ring up The Clash at their Manhattan studio to request a shoot. The ambitious teen would go on to photograph the Beastie Boys (his close friends) and other hip-hop and reggae artists for publications like Rolling Stone and SPIN. As well as taking pictures of bands and music artists, he has designed music merchandise, packaging and sleeve artwork, shot videos and created websites. He is currently a senior art director at at Sony BMG and lives in Jersey City, NJ.
Portrait picture credit Dmitri Blueglass.