Frankie Goes To Hollywood 'Two Tribes' video shoot by A.J. Barratt

One January Friday – A case of mistaken identity with AJ Barratt Pt.2

  You did the Two Tribes video, which then ended up being on some of the sleeves (‘Two Tribes (Carnage)’ / ‘War (Hidden)’). I took stills, yeah What was the atmosphere like during the video shoot? Video shoots…read more

‘Art Of Noise visit the city’ – a Smash Hits ‘Into Battle’ advert

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AJ Barratt: “As a matter of history they’re my arms on the spanner shot – I used a shutter release at my feet and guessed the position of the spanner. Strange but true.” Included here is the original photo,…read more

‘Art Of Noise and romance’ – three Record Mirror, NME and No.1 ‘Into Battle’ adverts

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AJ Barratt: “So, I would just go out on a Saturday afternoon, go down to parts of London that I didn’t know and I’d just wander about, climb into things and take photos of things and mess about.…read more

Art Of Noise Go To The Beach by A.J. Barratt

One January Friday – A case of mistaken identity with AJ Barratt Pt.1

I arrive early, at a pub just outside Hither Green station in deepest South East London, to meet Tony ‘AJ’ Barratt, renown music magazine photographer and key ingredient in the early days of ZTT image-making. His photos of…read more

‘Into Battle With’ Art Of Noise Cassette

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What was the idea behind the Art of Noise image? Obviously the theatre with the masks and stuff… David Smart: “To be honest I can’t remember where it all started but the first Art of Noise cover… it…read more

'Into Battle with' Art Of Noise Melody Maker advert 08.10.83

‘Art Of Noise visit the countryside’ – a Melody Maker ‘Into Battle’ advert

artist: Art Of Noise title: Into Battle with… format: Melody Maker 1/2 pg advert design: XLZTT photography: AJ Barratt cat. no: ZTIS100 date: 08/10/83 art of notes: Notice the cut up engraving shapes at the top, much like…read more

'Into Battle with' Art Of Noise Sounds advert 08.10.83

‘Art Of Noise visit the seaside’ – a Sounds ‘Into Battle’ advert

artist: Art Of Noise title: Into Battle with…  format: Sounds 1/2 pg advert design: XLZTT photography: AJ Barratt cat. no: ZTIS100 date: 08/10/83 art of notes: The photo is a detail of the rocks at Birling Gap on…read more

‘Noise Is Golden…’ an ‘Into Battle’ promo poster

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AJ Barratt: “I remember going into the NME offices one day and I saw this poster on their wall, and someone had added a third line to the bottom of it. ‘Noise Is Golden, Silence is a Dead…read more