Great poster-style artworks of iconic Manchester bands from 1976 to 1992 by Jordan Bolton, artist and musician. The mancunian iconic bands chosen by Jordan were all seven from the seventies and eighties to just before the burst of Brit Pop.
From Buzzcoks, John Cooper Clark, Joy Division and the Fall to New Order and The Stone Roses without forgetting the 5 Years Gold band of the British music : The Smiths.
J. Bolton gathered this poster for the exhibition ‘Still Lives: Music in Manchester, 1976-1992’ which was held at Manchester Piccadilly station from 25 January to 25 April 2014.
In his own words:
'The idea for the project was inspired by my love of Manchester acts such as The Smiths, Joy Division and John Cooper Clarke, and how there is something about the influential music of Manchester which has a timeless quality, making it feel as relevant today as ever.'
'I wanted to put all these bands together in one exhibition and I thought it would be interesting to include them alongside the important venues within Manchester, which were a huge part of Manchester's cultural history but do not get as much public attention,' says Bolton. 'Most of these venues have now been turned into something else, and so we pass them in the centre of Manchester everyday but are not aware of their significance and place in our culture.'
It’s time now to pick your poster and enjoy at home the true atmosphere of Indie Manchester Sound from the punk of the Buzzcocks to the magic of The Stone Roses.
John Cooper Clarke was born 25 January 1949 in Salford, Greater Manchester. He is an English performance poet famous during the punk rock era of the late 1970s when he became known as a "punk poet".
Beautiful art-work poster of The Smiths reflecting somehow one of the keys of the band, the Typewriter as a symbol of the brilliant lyrics of Morrissey. Jason Bolton, the artist, did want to include t..