London Calling (2012– )

You Wear It Well 

In the late 60s the album, formerly just a collection of singles, established itself as the ultimate musical statement, and an album sleeve art culture was born that forsook obvious band ... See full summary »

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Adam and the Ants ... Themselves (archive footage)
David Bowie ... Himself (archive footage)
Boy George ... Himself
Graham Coxon ... Himself - Blur
Fred Deakin Fred Deakin ... Himself - Designer
Jill Furmanovsky ... Herself - Photographer
Paul Gorman Paul Gorman ... Himself - Author
The Human League ... Themselves (archive footage)
Andrew Loog Oldham ... Himself - Manager
Tim Maddison Tim Maddison ... Himself - Movie Poster Art Gallery
Paul Morley ... Himself - Author
Steve Norman Steve Norman ... Himself
Simon Reynolds Simon Reynolds ... Himself - Author
Jon Savage ... Himself - Author
Graham Smith Graham Smith ... Himself - Designer and Photographer
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In the late 60s the album, formerly just a collection of singles, established itself as the ultimate musical statement, and an album sleeve art culture was born that forsook obvious band photos for graphical invention and far more ambitious visual pastures. We open this episode with the story of the fashions that accompanied British pop and the people who had the look. No other country's musicians share even a fraction of the image-fixation that has always characterised the best British pop. From The Beatles' moptop hairdos to the punks' Mohicans, the grey shirts of Joy Division to the tunic and feathers of Adam Ant, the androgynous glitz of glam rock to the Jewish Rastafarian chic of Culture Club, the sharp lines of Mod to the dungarees of acid house, Anthony Price suits to the gypsy romance of Dexy's Midnight Runners and beyond, British music always comes packaged with an ingeniously constructed image. We follow this with the story of successive waves of pioneering British album art... Written by Simon Witter

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23 June 2012 (Germany) See more »

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The Song Remains the Same
(uncredited)
Written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant
Performed by Led Zeppelin
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