Framed - Manchester Photographed 1988-1993

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Framed - Manchester Photographed 1988-1993

Framed is a unique collection of photos (1988-1993) taken by Simon Taylor, a stalwart of the Manchester music scene, from the late 1980’s onwards.

Amazing photos from some truly memorable gigs are intertwined with stories, insider tales and anecdotes from Simon in conversation with renowned music journalist, musician, and TV personality John Robb. Including Simon’s story of how he helped to create the iconic cover with the lemons for The Stone Roses debut album.

From Rage Against The Machine, The Stairs, The Fall, The Stone Roses, The La’s, Inspiral Carpets, World Of Twist, Faith No More, Public Enemy, The Darling Buds, Tanika Tikaram, Julian Cope, Duran Duran, Neneh Cherry, Iggy Pop, New Order, A Certain Ratio, Simply Red, Stray Cats, Cookie Crew, REM, THE THE, Happy Mondays, Kylie Minogue and Alice Cooper and much more, there is a gem in here for everyone.

“Simon’s book is a really interesting capture of a period in Manchester’s history when some great bands were emerging to become world famous and genre changing influences. He was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time.“ Bernard Sumner

Simon was there at some of the most iconic musical moments Manchester had to give in these years; The Stone Roses play Blackpool, World Of Twist at The Ritz, James playing a rooftop gig on Piccadilly Tower, Johnny Thunders plays Berlin, Happy Mondays big day out at Elland Road, The Fall at The Hacienda and The Hacienda closing its doors, its all here and much much more.