16 October 2015

Pretty Green's Manchester Store Hosts Britpop Exhibition













An Exhibition Of Classic British Record Covers From The 1990s Is To Open At Oasis Star Liam Gallagher's Clothes Store.

The collection of work by photographer Brian Cannon, encompassing the era dubbed 'Britpop', will go on display at a branch of Pretty Green in Manchester, England from Friday (16Oct15).

It will feature the iconic covers that adorned the first two Oasis albums, as well as other well-known rock artwork from the era, including Suede single So Young and the band's album Dog Man Star, Super Furry Animals' first album Fuzzy Logic, and 1977, the debut disc from Ash.

Other Oasis covers in the exhibition include those for their singles All Around the World, Stand By Me, Cigarettes & Alcohol, and Some Might Say, which featured Cannon's parents in the image.

Speaking at the launch, Cannon recalled working with Oasis as they were on the cusp of superstardom, telling the Manchester Evening News, "Nobody knew who they were back then but I think they genuinely did believe that they were something else, that they would be stratospherically big.

"Quality doesn't always guarantee success but they were just brilliant. They really were something else. I just felt it and I thought it would be a travesty if they didn't make it big...

"Don't believe everything you read about them. They were very enthusiastic and totally into it - not just the music but the artwork itself as well. I would have creative meetings with (guitarist) Noel (Gallagher), I'd give him some pointers and he'd come back with some ideas. I got him and he got me. Nothing ever got rejected or re-shot."

The exhibition, which will also feature other rarities including unseen photographs and several handwritten notes from The Verve rocker Richard Ashcroft, runs until the end of October (15).

Source: www.contactmusic.com

Check out the current collection and offers from Pretty Green here.

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