My friend has watched Blow-Up many, many, many times. He loves the depiction of fashion photography, circa 1965:
He loved the scene with the Yardbirds playing in a club – Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck.
Problems with an amplifier! OH NO!
Frustration! Jeff Beck smashes his guitar to pieces. This was, of course, a move that belonged to Peter Townsend and The Who.
My friend also is haunted by the mimes playing tennis.
There were a startling number of posters for the movie. We remember one the best:
But there were more. Many more. Lots more. Plentiful more. Tons more. A pantload more. A dump truck full more.
After I put all these photos together I took them to my friend. He had just bought another copy of the soundtrack.
Track 7 is the Yardbirds. The rest is music written by Herbie Hancock, with Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Joe Newman (trumpet), Phil Woods (alto sax), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Jim Hall(guitar), Ron Carter (bass), and Jack Dejohnette (drums). Some say Jimmy Smith played organ. Some say Paul Griffin played organ. This is not a big point with me or my friend.
He put the record on. I asked him what he thought about the photos, especially the posters.