My music photo memory today is AC/DC. It follows on from yesterday’s blog post about photographing The Rolling Stones.
As I wrote about that experience, I was reminded of just how professional both bands, and their tour managers, were.
I was also reminded about how much both AC/DC and The Rolling Stones rocked.
I feel privileged to have been in the photo pit for both bands.
I’ll post my danger shots ~ EMINEM & Slipknot ~ soon.
One of my favourite pit memories is photographing The Rolling Stones a few years ago.
The band was fantastic live and so professional.
Their tour manager actually thanked photographers, on behalf of herself and the band, for helping to document the show. Rare respect.
This has only ever happened at one other show ~ AC/DC.
Usually band/tour managers leave the publicists in charge of the photographers and don’t come anywhere near us – unless it’s to warn us to be careful as there will be fireworks on stage (EMINEM) and drumkits on springs that just might bounce off stage (Slipknot).
Anyway, today I leave you with perfect Tuesday lyrics …
“Goodbye, Ruby Tuesday
Who could hang a name on you?
When you change with every new day
Still I’m gonna miss you…
There’s no time to lose, I heard her say
Catch your dreams before they slip away…”
Never knew much about KADAVAR until last year’s CherryFest … they easily became one of my faves!
And today, via Riot! Entertainment, this press release …
KADAVAR: official lyric video on ‘Eye Of The Storm‘ revealed!
German Classic Rock band KADAVAR are set to release their first ever live record called ‘Live In Antwerp’ as well as the ‘Abra Kadavar Special Edition’ on June 6th 2014 via Nuclear Blast. Now the Berlin-based trio has revealed the lyric video on the track ‘Eye Of The Storm’ on the Nuclear Blast YouTube channel.
Check out this psychedelic trip of a clip at the following link:
The 2CD set called ‘Abra Kadavar Special Edition’ will include the full tracklist of last year’s success album ‘Abra Kadavar’ plus a bonus track, as well as a full live set recorded in Antwerp. ‘Live In Antwerp’’ comes as a separate 2LP set and also features the full live concert recorded in 2013.
Wonder which band will be my new favourite after this week’s Cherry Rock?!
The final line-up and playing times for (please don’t let it be) the final CherryRock in AC/DC Lane…
BE THERE! You know you want to …
AC/DC Lane Stage Cherry Stage
Meat Puppets (USA): 8.05pm – 9.20pm (75 mins)
Chris Russell’s Chicken Walk: 7.20pm – 8.05pm (45 mins)
Brant Bjork (USA): 6.20pm – 7.20pm (60 mins)
Child: 5.40pm – 6.20pm (40 mins)
King of the North: 4.55pm – 5.40pm (45 mins)
Drunk Mums: 4.15pm – 4.55pm (40 mins)
Redcoats: 3.35pm – 4.15pm (40 mins)
High Tension: 3pm – 3.35pm (35 mins)
Beastwars (NZ): 2.20pm – 3pm (40 mins)
Don Fernando: 1.40pm – 2.20pm (30 mins)
Bitter Sweet Kicks: 1.10pm – 1.40pm (30 mins)
Powerline Sneakers: 12.40pm – 1.10pm (30 mins)
The Harlots: 12.10pm – 12.40pm (30 mins)
In the Cherry Bar …
DJ Mermaid: 9.30pm – 3am
CherryRock014 – Melbourne
Sunday 25 May. 12noon – 9.30pm, 2 stages, no clashes
After 8 magnificent beer-drenched years, this will be the last CherryRock Festival of its kind in AC/DC Lane. Not to be missed!
Tix $74 from http://www.cherrybar.com.au
I was asked to make my prints available for sale … so here they are – http://rocklust.smugmug.com/Music-Melbourne-Me-Exhibition/
Note I am still limiting these to twenty prints each.
There is something quite calming about remaining anonymous whilst observing people critique your work.
White Night was bursting with so much choice that Ros O’Gorman and I hadn’t intended to go the Music, Melbourne + Me exhibition – we had already wondered through a few times over its three month run – after all we had our photos up on the walls of Room 4: The Venue Room – Sticky Carpets.
However, as we left Amanda Palmer’s Ninja Gig, a friend sent a text congratulating me on the “killer exhibition” and my “awesome photos of sweaty rock stars” and saying they even had to “queue to get in the gallery”. Another friend sent a text saying he “gave up queuing after half an hour”. Queues?! We were intrigued.
Our brief for this exhibition was heartfelt. The Exhibition Consultant asked for photos that illustrated the connection between the venue, the performer and the audience. Basically, the soul of a gig.
Both Ros and I loved the final choices made by the Curator of the exhibition. It was encouraging to have this corroborated on White Night.
Though always encouraging (please don’t stop) hearing praise from a partner/friend/colleague/acquaintance, it is somewhat more reassuring hearing it from strangers who were unaware of our presence – or maybe we were lucky to have witnessed the courteous 1am crowd 🙂
Whatever the case, I was content being a voyeur this White Night.
ACDC lane: thunder bolted
Friday 5th November 2004
Erecting expensive metal work with a hammer drill, at a height of 12ft in the pouring rain might not be your idea of artistic expression. But it certainly was for Knifeyard on Tuesday 2nd November.
On October 1st this year, the City of Melbourne council renamed Corporation Lane: ACDC lane. Although there was attempts to have a lightning bolt separator between AC and DC, so as to correctly represent the band’s name, there is no legislation for anything other than letters to be on street signs –and the legislation was not going to be changed.
By 9pm that same evening, courtesy of Knifeyard –a thunderbolt was added, though it did not last long.
So, this time, Knifeyard ensured it would be as solid as possible. Making a lightning bolt from material used for street signs, Knifeyard created the effect of the thunderbolt separator above and below the ACDC street sign.
Though some would consider this vandalism, Knifeyard sees it more as: “Street level art; something to have a chuckle about. Not a serious art piece, but serving its purpose. The council left a big gap here, and I’m sure they have much more serious concerns to worry about than my sign”.
Knifeyard states: “A couple of years ago, there were only a few stencil artists –now, there are many, competing and brightening up the city. I don’t think this will inspire others. But it will hopefully become a focal point for others to brighten up the lane Show the lane some love. All it is at the moment is an ugly alley that is used to get to bars. It’d be good to have something to brighten it up, rather than just the dumpsters”.
Maybe Melburnian artists will take up the challenge.
By Mary Boukouvalas