rip it up

6 February 2012

I was introduced to Orange Juice by an older friend back in the days that the equivalent of google was visiting your local record shop and have a look around.On the same self of Scotland's darlings such as Josef K,Orange Juice fronted by the uber stylish Edwyn Collins were a fanfare of color and paisley explosions.I still can't get over the impact of watching Collins sporting a red stripe t shirt with suede jacket and jeans inside his horse riding boots in the video of Rip it Up.The effect of time is ruthless for all of us but some things are beyond time's grasp.Collins face ''shines'' in this portrait by Hedi Slimane and is a reminder of what pop idols used to be like before the coming of plastic manufactured stars like Lana Del Rey.

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