JUJU ACROSS AMERICA 1981 PART TWO - SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES
Ray Stevenson is rightly known and lauded for his iconic images of the Sex Pistols and the emerging London Punk scene of 1976-1977. His images of that band offer the definitive documentary of one of the most vital periods in music history. It was therefore an honour to meet at his South London home and spend time being walked through his amazing archive.
Ray’s earliest images evocatively capture the atmosphere of 1960’s English folk clubs. There’s thrilling images of Hendrix and The Who at The Marquee in 1967, Bowie going back to his Beckenham Arts Lab days of 1969 and of course the aforementioned historical collection of Punk . The latter has been widely seen, so, at Roy’s suggestion he pulled out over 30 contact sheets of the images of the band his late brother Nils guided to international success - Siouxsie & The Banshees. These documented a month in the life of the band’s 1981 U.S. Juju tour.
For both myself and Hanging Around Books’ designer David Lloyd it’s been a delight to work with such a historical treasure trove. We released "Juju Across America 1981" in 2019 and both agreed at the time there was so much great material here that it could more than justify revisiting for a second collection. Here then is ”Juju Across America 1981 Part Two” (HA039). It’s a thing of beauty that continues to document the story of an amazing band touring the United States for the first time.
Ray’s the man; he was there. Whether at the gigs, in the tour bus, backstage or on the band’s days off, Ray lived it, saw it and captured it. Hanging Around Books are delighted and honoured to have been able to work with Ray in bringing you this collection.
Ronnie Gurr - Publisher, Hanging Around Books
”Juju Across America 1981 Part Two” (HA039)
Photography by Ray Stevenson
© 2020 Ray Stevenson & Hanging Around Books
An edition of 250 copies.
A5 paperback photozine. 36 pages. Digitally printed on recycled paper.
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