"'Too Tough To Die.' Johnny called me and asked me if I knew any other art directors beside Tony Wright, who had assigned me the cover of 'Subterranean Jungle.' Johnny said that the band didn't like the ‘fake’ graffiti on that cover. I stood up for Tony and told Johnny that I wanted to work with Tony again and that Tony would just do what they wanted this time. Roberta Bayley captured the band as they really were, this shot is how they ‘wanted to be.'"
This is the original front cover photograph for the Ramones 1984 album Too Tough To Die on Sire Records.
George DuBose shot the photo that would later become the cover for the B-52’s 1979 self-titled debut album. He captured Madonna during her first gig, created the cover art for the last nine Ramones albums and would go on to work with Tom Waits, REM, The Go-Go’s, Melissa Etheridge and Kid Creole and the Coconuts.
He captured icons in their infancy. DuBose was there, on the front lines, photographing artists who would influence decades of sound and style. His photographs evidence not only the beginning’s of such quintessential bands, but also the photographer who was there, unknowingly making legends of them both.
Now, House of Roulx is contributing in our own way by sharing DuBose’s works with both existing fans and an entirely new generation, so that they will also come to know the man who captured and help break the people who made music what it is today.
Modern Archival Pigment Print
Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta 325 GSM Fiber Paper
Digitally Mastered from Original Negative
Hand Numbered in Limited Editions
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