Cover photography and concept, Robert Frank, Rolling Stones, Exile on Main Street, 1972
The Rolling Stones’ (May 12) 1972 album Exile On Main Street will be re-released today. A special edition will include the music on CD and vinyl, ten unreleased songs, a book, postcards, and a DVD with excerpts from Stones In Exile, Ladies and Gentlemen… The Rolling Stones, and Robert Frank’s film Cocksucker Blues, (a few of the images on the cover and sleeves are from “The Americans” and most of the other images are from Frank’s film footage shot in downtown L.A. and on the Bowery in N.Y.C. for the album).
The July 1960 edition of Esquire featured a photo essay by Diane Arbus: “The Vertical Journey: Six Movements of a Moment with in the Heart of the city.”
Caption of the photo on the left is: Hezekiah Trambles, “The Jungle Creep,” performs five times a day at Hubert’s Museum, 42nd & Broadway, Times Square.
Inexplicably and anachronistically Robert Frank’s 1951 photo, Tattoo Parlor, 8th Avenue, New York City, that is on the cover the The Rolling Stone’s 1972 album, Exile on Main St., contains a 1960 photograph, Hezekiah Trambles, “The Jungle Creep,” performs five times a day at Hubert’s Museum, 42nd & Broadway, Times Square, by the recently deceased (July 26, 1971) Diane Arbus.
The image of Hezekiah Trambles is a part of the contemporary advertising campaign.