Basquiats design for the album, called simply. Included some of the earliest examples of motifs that would come to define his worka cartoon-like, black-and-white totemic figure standing atop a triangular mound with a crown of thorns hovering above his head. The punk bands name appears written in Basquiats signature scrawl in three spots.Today, original copies of the album sell for thousands of dollars. More than three decades after its original release. Is being reissued as a limited edition of 500 by the legendary rock promoter, Johnny Brower, who owns the rights to the album.
He has teamed up with Californias. The reissue is important as it celebrates a milestone in both the career of Basquiat and The Offs, Brower says.
While the band is no longer a functioning entity, they played a seminal role in the downtown scene in the early 80s in New York. They were close friends with not only of Basquiat, but also Warhol, Patti Astor, and many of the musicians and artists who haunted the Lower East Side in search of the miraculous, he says.
The young Basquiat wanted to be drummer, Bowers adds. From the very beginning, Basquiats design for the album cover was an integral part of the production. The band had a difficult time placing the album, and one of the deciding factors for CD Presents, the label that ultimately produced it, was Basquiats design. It was inverted to be white on a black background to better align with the punk-rock sensibilities of the time. Was The Offs only album.
While appreciated by a small circle of devotees, the band never achieved the widespread acclaim its members were seeking. The band faded into obscurity following the death of the lead singer, Don Vinyl, soon after the record was completed. Meanwhile, Basquiat shot to fame that would outlast his short life.
He died in 1988, aged 27. Most, if not all, the people becoming familiar with the record now have no idea who The Offs were, but many are more than pleasantly surprised when they hear the music, Brower says. He calls the album a time capsule of the early punk-ska sound made famous by British groups The Specials and The Clash. The release date for this record is in late November and you will be the first to receive a copy of this rare collectible that is sure to increase in value.
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