Back in the 1980’s it was very important for musicians to look serious about their craft. Otherwise they would be lumped in with Wham or Yazz. The way to look like a serious musician was to have a portrait of yourself or band in black and white, staring into the distance. Very cool, very artistic.
Lloyd Cole was born on this day in 1961. He is probably best remembered for that Lost Weekend in a Hotel room in Amsterdam. That’s how I remember him anyway, from those days in the college disco, throwing shapes in front of girls, mouthing the lyrics, staring into the distance, artistically.