The Future Now Cover Photo

Photography by Brian Griffin

PH's comments from his Sofa Sound Discography

"The cover photographs must have been taken on the 17th May. I'd shaved half of my beard off in Liverpool after the show at Eric's club."

Eric's Club Liverpool 15 May 1978

"Everyone knew I was going to do it except for Graham Smith, for some reason. He thought I'd genuinely and finally cracked when he met me in the lobby of the hotel the next day. I did one show half-bearded, in Bangor and then took the train to London."

Bangor 16 May 1978

"Having looked pretty ridiculous and/or alien at various times of my life I can honestly say I've never had such strange reactions. The rest of the beard went a couple of days later...."