December 30, 2011

Do you love/hate the Happy Rizzi House?

I'm going to say love. Why not?

The artist James Rizzi, who also did lots of drawings and paintings — here's his website — died this week, at the age of 61.

He also did the cover for the first album by the Tom Tom Club...



... and animated 2 of the band's videos. Hard to get a clear copy of the video, and since I found a copy of "Genius of Love" with the audio disabled, I can see why. I guess the Tom Tom Club doesn't want free publicity. Anyway, for now, you can (kind of) see the animation, with the audio, here.

6 comments:

Chip S. said...

No interior shots of the Happy Rizzi House.

Is the happiness just a veneer?

wv: troll [wv is getting pretty judgmental]

Browndog said...

ummm...

I kinda like it-

Should I say "dig it"?

Spaceman said...

"Genius of Love" and vid is great stuff

Psychedelic George said...

Here's their other great song..."Wordy Rappinghood."

Thems was the daze.

Paul Zrimsek said...

"What do you consider fun?"

Will Cate said...

Love. And I love that Tom Tom Club album.

"If... they... could... see... me now...
Booming and zooming"