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Joe Cocker: The Long Voyage Home

Andy Gill, MOJO, February 1996

MARTIN KEELEY'S front cover photo for Joe Cocker's first album – named, of course, for his transformative cover of ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ –remains one of the most extraordinary rock portraits of all time. Caught mid-howl, the lips are twisted back with a visceral, prehensile power; rat-tails from that tangled Afro mop curl into eyes that are rolled back, lost, demented.

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