Friday, May 01, 2015

Robert Williams and the Mr. Bitchin Documentary

Los Angeles, CA


On the most recent episode of WTF Podcast, Marc Maron interviewed artist Robert Williams. The Williams' segment started just before the 24 minute mark.

For my generation, Robert Williams is most known as the guy who created Appetite for Destruction, the controversial painting that inspired Axl Rose from Guns N Roses. Not only did the band want to use Williams' painting for their debut album cover, but they also named the entire album after the title of the painting. For Baby Boomers, Williams was known in the early 60s for his work with hot rod guru Ed Roth. In the late 60s, Williams found notoriety among the counter culture appearing in underground comics with the likes of R Crumb.

I stumbled upon this documentary about Robert Williams called Mr. Bitchin'...

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