The Strokes Is This It was a phenomenal debut. Ranked as one of the best albums of the decade by Rolling Stone. It was released in 2001, a time before smart phones, and instagram and YouTubes. Kids would go out to rock shows, and watch the band play. And a band like The Strokes who were taking New York City by storm in 2000 were definitely an act you needed to see. And while the concert goers moshed, Cody Smyth, a friend of The Strokes was capturing the moments of one of the most successful rock acts of the 2000s.
In a book, out October 10th, called The Strokes: The First 10 Years which has photos of the band before gigs, and after, just a group of guys playing shows….and then taking off. You can see a preview of the book, and some stellar shots here.