Aug 13, 2013

Stupefied: The Glen E. Friedman Playlist

Photo via Paradigm magazine

 "If you’re inspired to do something, if you want to do something, if you have some kind of feeling that you should do something … then you should just do it; don’t let what other people’s preconceived ideas of good behavior, or whatever it is, limit you to thinking what you should and shouldn’t do." - Glen E. Friedman

This week's edition of the Stupefied Playlist© comes to us courtesy of Mr. Glen E. Friedman. Glen is one of my all time favorite photographers: As a teenager, he began shooting skateboarders in the mid-late 70's, and followed that by taking era-defining shots of the nascent hardcore and hip hop scenes - he's always been a music junkie. The great thing is that Glen was the same age as most of his subjects at the time he started - one of us! - and he's never stopped. His work is the perfect visual accompaniment to the musical artists & skateboarders he's shot over the years. Seriously, just hit play, and then open up this slideshow at his website & watch. Pure inspiration! He has so many great shots I won't even begin posting any here as there are too many to choose from.

About putting the playlist together, he said, "To be clear, picking 20 songs to me is a near impossible task, bands that I love did not make this particular list - different day would be a different list." This is obvious from the "extras" list of Glen's I've included below, and I must say, I understand. A huge thanks to Glen for the list. 
Glen's blog

01. Masters of War - Bob Dylan '63
02. Have Love Will Travel - The Sonics '65
03. Manic Depression - Jimi Hendrix Experience '67
04. I Want You (She's so Heavy) - The Beatles '69
05. 1969 - The Stooges '69
06. Move On Up - Curtis Mayfield '70
07. Let's Start - Fela Ransome Kuti '71
08. Lick and a Promise - Aerosmith '76
09. Teenage Lobotomy - The Ramones '77
10. New Rose - The Damned '77
11. E.S.P. - The Buzzcocks '78
12. California Über Alles - Dead Kennedys '79
13. Garbageman - The Cramps '80
14. Thirsty and Miserable - Black Flag '81
15. In My Eyes - Minor Threat '81
16. Public Enemy #1 - Public Enemy '87
17. Poetry - Boogie Down Productions '87
19. C.R.E.A.M. - Wu-Tang Clan '93
20. We're In This Together - Nine Inch Nails '99

some leftovers
 Annalisa - Public Image Limited
Achilles Last Stand - Led Zepplin
He Miss Road - Fela Kuti
Sixteen Again - Buzzcocks
Run-DMC - Live at the Fun House
Cold Gettin' Dumb - Just Ice
Saturday Night - Schooly D.
Verbs of Power - X-Clan
Fools Gold - Stone Roses
Bitch - The Rolling Stones
John Lennon - Imagine

Glen's first publication (1982), the My Rules Photozine

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