“Let me introduce you to the gang”
As previously mentioned, Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock, features unseen archival footage and unearthed audio recordings of some of Mick Rock’s most famous subjects, including Bowie, Queen, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and Pink Floyd founder Syd Barrett.
Rolling Stone has the exclusive on one such piece, with a 45-year-old tantalising glimpse of Bowie and The Spiders backstage at Dunstable Civic Hall, on June 21st, 1972. View it here.
In addition to Rock's landmark work and his relationships with rock legends, the documentary also focuses on the photographer's battle with drug addiction and a near-death experience he had in his youth.
Shot! will be released in theatres on April 7th, the same day the film heads to Amazon Video, iTunes and other services.
In a September 2015 interview with Rolling Stone, Rock spoke at length about working with Bowie early in the icon's career.
“He was very open and relaxed with me. It seemed kind of normal at the time,” Rock said of Bowie. “He wasn't saying, ‘Don't shoot this, don't shoot that.’ He was a very positive and encouraging personality. He was not closed, he was very open. He wanted me to take the pictures.”
Watch the superb trailer for SHOT! Over on Apple now.
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