Do you recognize that hand on our cover? No? Let’s play a little game. Gen Xers over here, Zoomers over there. Now, Xers — picture that hand chopping wildly at the air, dressed in an oversized suit, the epitome of cool. Zoomers — picture that hand on TikTok, chopping wildly at the air, the epitome of terrible dad dance moves. Any guesses?
This photo is a crop of RISD alum David Byrne of The Talking Heads as he performed at San Francisco’s The Boarding House in 1977. The photo was taken by storied RI photographer Richard McCaffrey, who has photographed the biggest musicians in the world for the biggest publications in the world. He recently compiled some of his photography into an alphabet book called Richard’s Rock & Roll Alphabet.
For more info on Richard’s latest book and work, go to richardmccaffrey.net.