Friday, February 08, 2008

Sucker MCs should call them Sire

Wow. I saw this photo for the first time yesterday, and I love it:

Taken in 2005 by Jonas Karlsson, it's the Reverend Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl 'DMC' McDaniel, the Kings of Rock that we know and love as Run DMC, floating in a car.

The photo is currently appearing as part of the Vanity Fair Portraits - Photographs 1913-2008 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. I'm gonna have to head over and see this bad boy full-size and hanging from a wall.

And there was a nice article about the making and taking of the photo in yesterday's Guardian which you can read online here.

Roll to the rock, rock to the roll
DMC stands for devastating mic control...


B said...

I've got to drag my sorry ass into town more somehow; I sorely miss being able to casually pop by the NPG for a lunch of culture.

Something I never saw before that I saw today: Archway. It's just a bridge over a road but it's so high up. It rather left a mark. I found it very Alan Moore-ishly steampunk.

PS Sucker Punch, like the jolly voice of the talking navel: I'm so glad it's back.

AKA said...

Not as glad as I am, mon frere. Glad your grooving on my nonsense. More where that came from.

Sucker Punch - Talking Shit & Taking Names in '08.