So, yesterday I posted a piece about Rob Dean entitled M.I.A. (missing in action) which was a reference to the dearth of Jansen photos featuring the guitarist. It proved to be a really popular post, with 400 people reading it in the first 24 hours, (thank you!) which is really rather exciting and shows just how much respect and love there still is for Rob, 34 years after he left ‘Japan’.
Today, Steve has very kindly provided us with a post-script to this piece, by publishing these previously unseen shots featuring Rob.
Any new photos of the band members is a thing to celebrate in my eyes, but these photos of Rob are even more exciting because they are so unexpected. And the ones of him and Mick posing as ‘waiters’ at Mick’s Penguin Cafe are just joyful.
As are these two shots, with Rob pulling off an impressive Old Man Steptoe impression which made me laugh like a drain when I first saw it.
A massive thanks, as ever, to Steve for providing these pictures (‘better late than never’ is my mantra) and here’s to Rob Dean…..no longer MIA but beautifully ‘accounted for’
Limited edition signed prints are available to purchase from Steve’s website here: http://www.stevejansen.com/imageshop/
These photos of Rob were published on Steve’s tumblr site here: http://sleepyard.tumblr.com/
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