Tuesday, 7 July 2015

He probably wore boxer shorts



So whose denim-clad crotch did grace the infamous Warhol cover for the Rolling Stones' 1971 Sticky Fingers album cover?

From the New York Times in 2003:
"Of course, I always thought it was Mick Jagger. I had to wait until the grand old age of 15 to find out it was Joe Dallesandro," said designer Michael Kors.

"Not so", said Glenn O'Brien, the writer who was working for the Warhol magazine 'Interview'. "Joe wasn't up to it or something, or they wanted someone skinnier." Mr. O'Brien said it was he who posed for the inner sleeve photo, in his Carter's briefs. As for the cover star, he said it was Jay Johnson, the decorator, then a model.

"It's not me," Mr. Johnson said, pointing the finger at Corey Tippin, a 'Factory' habitué, now a photo stylist. [Mr Tippin] said that, yes, the jeans and their contents were his, and he thought, but was not positive, that the inner sleeve was him as well. Both he and Mr. O'Brien were photographed, he said, but in his recollection, "Glenn O'Brien seemed like he probably wore boxer shorts."

Corey Tippin

And so, twelve years on from this article (and many decades of debate and conjecture after the album was first released) - do we now have the truth at last?

Radio Base Camp seems to think so...

6 comments:

  1. All I know, for once it wasn't me.

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    1. You have struck the "unzip me" pose many times, however... Jx

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  2. wasn't me either; I was never THAT skinny!

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    1. My, my, Miss Anne Marie, what secret have you got in your jeans..? Jx

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    2. no secrets, except a pair of invisible balls. and no undies since 1977.

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    3. Saves on washing... Jx

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