DAVID G.A. STEPHENSON AND JOSH STAPLETON
ROBERT FRASER’S GROOVY ARTS CLUB BAND
The double album is written, performed and produced by David G.A. Stephenson and Josh Stapleton who have collaborated with Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth of Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club along with Richard Bell of Blue Aeroplanes and Scalaland. The gatefold sleeve of the special edition vinyl is created by Derek Boshier who also helped in producing the artwork for David Bowie’s albums Lodger and Let’s Dance.
The songs and artists that influenced them include: ‘Groovy Bob’ (Robert Fraser); ‘I Want To Hang Out With Ed Ruscha’ (Ed Ruscha); ‘From Sir With Love’ (Sir Peter Blake); ‘Slip It To Me’ (Richard Hamilton); ‘An Englishman In LA’ (Derek Boshier); ‘Samo’ (Jean Michel Basquiat); ‘Optical Tactical’ (Bridget Riley); ‘Dubuffet Or Not Dubuffet’ (Jean Dubuffet); ‘Dangerous Visions Of Brian Clarke’ (Brian Clarke); ‘Jim Dine’s Toolbox’ (Jim Dine); ‘SLC Pepper And The Sundance Kid’ (Jann Haworth); ‘Clive Barker With His Midas Touch’ (Clive Barker); ‘Keith Haring’s Pop Shop’ (Keith Haring); ‘Leopardskin Nuclear Bomber’ (Colin Self).