One of our favorite features run by our friends at excellent UK website The Quietus is their regular excerpts from the Rock’s Back Pages archive. They recently exhumed an old article from the NME, wherein Nick Cave, Shane MacGowan, and Mark E. Smith held a “summit” at a south London pub. As it turns out, we happen to own this exact NME – we found it for $1 in a second-hand record shop years ago — and leafing through the article again got us thinking about similar great meetings of the minds that have been caught on film over the years. We’ve put together a gallery of some of our favorites, with grateful acknowledgment for the title and a few of the shots to the wonderful Tumblr Awesome People Hanging Out Together.
Shane MacGowan, Mark E. Smith, Nick Cave — London, 1989
We kinda cringe to think of the volume of booze that must have been consumed over the course of this particular afternoon (not to mention what mighta got snorted/shot up/otherwise consumed in the toilet). We’d still love to have been flies on the wall, though.