July 28, 2021

The Who vuelven con Peter Blake

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 12: <> at Pace Gallery on September 12, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Polydor Records)

The mythical English band releases a new album with the cover of Pop Art guru, Sir Peter Blake

The Who did not publish an album with unreleased material since Endless Wire, 2006. For this reason, the new release of Pete Townsend Y Roger Daltrey. Maybe it may sound a bit like a goodbye, to end and end, but the album sounds fresh and powerful for some 80-year-old musicians. For the design of the cover they have had the special collaboration of Peter Blake, famous among other things for being responsible for the legendary image of Sgt. Pepper’s lonely hearts club band, along with his then-wife, also pop artist Jann Haworth. Blake has resorted to his well-known graphic collage style to bring together popular culture icons such as Chuck Berry, Muhammad Ali or the RAF target, related for years to the group’s image.

It is not the first time that the British artist collaborates with The Who. He already did it in 1981 on the album Face Dances. Then he also used a grid characteristic of his designs but playing with the faces of the three members of the group (at that time John Entwistle was still alive). The colors are now much more vivid. The design is much more like that of Stanley Road, the record of Paul Weller 1995, also by Blake.

Although Peter Blake will go down in history primarily as one of the creators of British Pop Art, for years he has also flirted with album cover design. His are also the cover of the single from «Do they know it’s Christmas?» of Band Aid or the compilation of Oasis «Stop the Clocks». That at 87 years of age he continues to be active is worthy of admiration.

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