bar bands of the 1970s: a picture thread

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too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:50 (six years ago) Permalink

lololololol

now breathing manually (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:50 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:51 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:52 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:53 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:54 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 01:58 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:00 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:01 (six years ago) Permalink

A+ thread!

scott seward, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:12 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:14 (six years ago) Permalink

omg this thread!

now breathing manually (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:14 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:16 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:17 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:23 (six years ago) Permalink

this is amazing. also SALEM should use that as their next album cover.

The Portrait of a Lady of BJs (the table is the table), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:24 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:24 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:27 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 02:36 (six years ago) Permalink

instant classic thread. I would book "Slapp."

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 03:45 (six years ago) Permalink

amazing thread and thank you for my new screen name.

would make an excellent Taschen book

Chewawa Allstar (herb albert), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:16 (six years ago) Permalink


lol

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:17 (six years ago) Permalink

IMpULSE are freakin intense

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:18 (six years ago) Permalink

I mean Impulse

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 04:18 (six years ago) Permalink

pretty much still looks like any bar band in my town right now

nonightsweats, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:06 (six years ago) Permalink

City Pages file cabinet to thread...

Pete Scholtes, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 07:21 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:41 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:45 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:48 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:54 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:55 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 10:58 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:00 (six years ago) Permalink

Marshall amp and a briefcase at the front of the stage? I bet Hendrix never tried that.

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:02 (six years ago) Permalink

instant classic thread. I would book "Slapp."

It's 'The SLAPP' dude... Clearly hoping that they'll get gigs based on their singer's vague resemblance to Steve Harley. Also lol it's an autographed picture!
The glam bandwagon jumpers are hilarious, in each group there are obviously some members who are more committed to the idea than the others.
Would book Pork on the basis of their tagline.

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:09 (six years ago) Permalink

a+ thread

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:11 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:16 (six years ago) Permalink

The 1970s was a time when people were really happy to be in bands.

uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:20 (six years ago) Permalink

also, chick from TIGHT: WS

uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:21 (six years ago) Permalink

"legendary" sirius trixon & the motor city bad boys

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:25 (six years ago) Permalink

the MAGI truck is requisite cause these bands usually had tons of expensive gear, hauled around their own PA systems etc

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Is that drummer set up in a pink cadillac?

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:33 (six years ago) Permalink

yes and believe it or not he's dennis thompson of MC5

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:37 (six years ago) Permalink

"would the owner of a pink cadillac license plate DY-9175 please move your car - it's blocking the stage"

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:39 (six years ago) Permalink

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:42 (six years ago) Permalink

looks like some of those dudes were also in CHICKOREE

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:49 (six years ago) Permalink

what the

uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:50 (six years ago) Permalink

and AIRTIGHT

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:51 (six years ago) Permalink

and QUADRANT

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:53 (six years ago) Permalink

They look like an Air Supply cover band

Chicago to Philadelphia: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:55 (six years ago) Permalink

Dude on top right is like "I have a feeling about this one. This is finally the one that's going to make it."

uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:56 (six years ago) Permalink

think there was also a connection to FRIENDS, who went on to become GRIBRALTOR (sp???)

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:57 (six years ago) Permalink

These bands all look like my uncle and his buddies.

uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 14:58 (six years ago) Permalink

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:01 (six years ago) Permalink

lol

van smack, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:08 (six years ago) Permalink

can i just post these listings i came across for a local UK festival in 76/77? nobody would ever call their band 'Steve Brown Band' anymore. or 'Srewf'.


June 20
(in order of appearance).
Srewf
Dexter
Mushroom
Cancer Moon
Deja Vu
Village
Steve Brown Band
Arbre
Dave
Preacher
Guy
North Star
Raw Spirit

June 19
(in order of appearance)
Co Op Quintette
East Coast
Southbound
Sidekick
Harcourt's Heroes
Phil Townend
Steve Brown Band
Guy
Cubes
Erection

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Erection = great band name imo

uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:29 (six years ago) Permalink

guy
cubes
erection

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:32 (six years ago) Permalink

nobody would ever call their band 'Steve Brown Band' anymore.

Dave Matthews Band?
Derek Trucks Band?

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:33 (six years ago) Permalink

nobody would ever call their band 'Steve Brown Band' anymore

the penis cream pilot walked free (Phil D.), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:34 (six years ago) Permalink

Ha, even better!

he's always been a bit of an anti-climb Max (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:34 (six years ago) Permalink

the rock bus tour

uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:39 (six years ago) Permalink

the music stage tour

uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:39 (six years ago) Permalink

ok, ok. but the kind of band that calls themselves the '[firstname] [lastname] band' is a certain kind of band. sensible dudes sensibly rockin' in sensible long-sleeve shirts. in fact, it's probably modern bar bands. go fig.

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:39 (six years ago) Permalink

Mike Johnson Band
Live
The Guitar Bass Drums Tour

uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:40 (six years ago) Permalink

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:55 (six years ago) Permalink

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 16:09 (six years ago) Permalink

KID LIZARD

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 16:10 (six years ago) Permalink

OREO SPEED COOKIE

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 16:12 (six years ago) Permalink

hahaha brilliant

uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 16:17 (six years ago) Permalink

at a local record store 25 years ago someone had modified reo speedwagon's divider label into "oreo speedcookie" in the vinyl bins. i thought it was just some clerk being snarky... THEY WERE REAL!

my stomach is full of anger. and pie. (Hunt3r), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 16:42 (six years ago) Permalink

I remember Salem Witchcraft from the 70's. (They were a Harpo's mainstay.) They ultimately shortened their name to Salem.

henry s, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:02 (six years ago) Permalink

Holy shit how did I miss this thread yesterday. M Coleman where are you getting all these?

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:03 (six years ago) Permalink

i n c r e d i b l e.

goole, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

impulse is my favorite

goole, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Instant Classic Thread. Whew!

¿Can Your Gato Do the Perro? (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:11 (six years ago) Permalink

The guy on the right in the Impulse photo!

Un peu d'Eire, ça fait toujours Dublin (Michael White), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:12 (six years ago) Permalink

um, all the photos!

oreo speed cookie (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Um... dude in the back right of Samson... with the shiny hair and the paisley shirt?

Would... errmmm... swyve.

procedurally generated todge (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:17 (six years ago) Permalink

awesome thread

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:19 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:20 (six years ago) Permalink

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:22 (six years ago) Permalink

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:23 (six years ago) Permalink

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:23 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:25 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

<3 <3 <3 The Tennessee Hot Pants <3 <3 <3

what if "middlebrow" is pubes? (Matt P), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:27 (six years ago) Permalink

that poor guy in the lower right from the Night Crew looks like a puppet or dummy or something!

oreo speed cookie (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:37 (six years ago) Permalink

These bands all look like my uncle and his buddies.

― uNi-tArDs (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 15:58 (2 hours ago)

^^^

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:46 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 17:54 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:07 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Query:

Were these band uniforms all hand made or was there a band uniform industry that died sometime in the 70's/80's?

Un peu d'Eire, ça fait toujours Dublin (Michael White), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:11 (six years ago) Permalink

this thread is rad

my dream is to own a fly casino (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:14 (six years ago) Permalink

mega-<3 Pitts' Dad rockin the double-neck SG!

Chewawa Allstar (herb albert), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:14 (six years ago) Permalink

too rock for country/too country for rock & roll (m coleman), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:21 (six years ago) Permalink

that's 80s surely?

hot as balls tho

goole, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:38 (six years ago) Permalink

after going thru a bunch of pics on gis, I think there should be another thread called Talent Show! in a few months

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:44 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:47 (six years ago) Permalink

sorry for doublin' up on the pics but

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:48 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:54 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 22:55 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 23:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Haha the water aerobics class for old people at my local YMCA is called "Joint Effort."

sinister chemical wisdom (Jenny), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 00:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Were the members of bar bands a lot older back then? Or do I just not pay attention to bar band members today?

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 04:16 (six years ago) Permalink

pre-MTV

oreo speed wiggum (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 05:06 (six years ago) Permalink

^this look needs to come back

i'm the kind of challop that's built to last (latebloomer), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:18 (six years ago) Permalink

what if "middlebrow" is pubes? (Matt P), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:26 (six years ago) Permalink

what if "middlebrow" is pubes? (Matt P), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:29 (six years ago) Permalink

couldn't resist!

what if "middlebrow" is pubes? (Matt P), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:31 (six years ago) Permalink

what if "middlebrow" is pubes? (Matt P), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:32 (six years ago) Permalink

what if "middlebrow" is pubes? (Matt P), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:40 (six years ago) Permalink

ok camel ain't exactly a bar band

what if "middlebrow" is pubes? (Matt P), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 07:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Hampton Grease Band ain't exactly, either.

Outstanding thread.

Dodo Lurker (Slim and Slam), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 09:12 (six years ago) Permalink

Were the members of bar bands a lot older back then? Or do I just not pay attention to bar band members today?

Some of it is the optical illusion of see these haircuts for the last 30 years on the cohort as they age. The Night Crew looks like it might have a father and son, though!

North Americans were skinny once!

bendy, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 11:08 (six years ago) Permalink

Does "Joint Effort" refer to some kind of pre-Yes/Buggles merging of Uriah Heep and The Partridge Family?

maltsnapper, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 23:22 (six years ago) Permalink

North Americans were skinny once!

it really is sad to go through old photos up to the present and watch the ballooning waistbands expand, I gotta say

Master of the Manly Ballad (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 28 July 2010 23:31 (six years ago) Permalink

God... the bone structure of these people's faces. So strange.

fields of salmon, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 23:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Best thread ever.

Matt DC, Friday, 30 July 2010 14:41 (six years ago) Permalink

holy sweet jesus.

The New Dirty Vicar, Friday, 30 July 2010 15:56 (six years ago) Permalink

a couple of the ones I posted are canadian

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 30 July 2010 16:24 (six years ago) Permalink

I hope Airshow the band played at airshows.

kkvgz, Friday, 30 July 2010 16:27 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 30 July 2010 16:30 (six years ago) Permalink

QUICKBREATH

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 30 July 2010 16:41 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 30 July 2010 16:53 (six years ago) Permalink

is "consolidated talent" their tagline or management company?

elephant rob, Friday, 30 July 2010 16:54 (six years ago) Permalink

I was hoping "Rock Creek" was the management company and "Consolidated Talent" the band!

Doctor Casino, Friday, 30 July 2010 17:06 (six years ago) Permalink

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 30 July 2010 17:08 (six years ago) Permalink

^^^those dudes have GOT to be British. we don't make those kinds of faces in America!

Master of the Manly Ballad (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 30 July 2010 17:09 (six years ago) Permalink

lol they are

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 30 July 2010 17:10 (six years ago) Permalink

searching for these has led me to a lot of nostalgic old dude blogs

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 30 July 2010 17:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Which you are now going to link plz.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 30 July 2010 17:52 (six years ago) Permalink

The guy in the middle kinda reminds me of Mick Fleetwood.

kkvgz, Friday, 30 July 2010 17:55 (six years ago) Permalink

major lol @ the concept of "British expressions"

Darin, Friday, 30 July 2010 17:56 (six years ago) Permalink

circa1916, Friday, 30 July 2010 17:56 (six years ago) Permalink

This thread made my week.

your original display name is still visible. (Display Name), Friday, 30 July 2010 17:57 (six years ago) Permalink

gato busca pleitos (Eazy), Friday, 30 July 2010 18:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Mind Garage (1970)

gato busca pleitos (Eazy), Friday, 30 July 2010 18:37 (six years ago) Permalink

gato busca pleitos (Eazy), Friday, 30 July 2010 18:42 (six years ago) Permalink

more like SHAME amirite

Master of the Manly Ballad (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 30 July 2010 18:48 (six years ago) Permalink

gato busca pleitos (Eazy), Friday, 30 July 2010 18:50 (six years ago) Permalink

The New Creation were hardly a bar band. They were more of a Shaggs-esque Christian garage outfit that released one record in 1970, recorded, I believe in a day. http://www.companionrecords.com/pages/newcreation.html#

And their song "Dig (The Evolution of Man)" is one of my favorite jams, despite its general dismissal of tempo.

biggray, Friday, 30 July 2010 18:52 (six years ago) Permalink

The Appliances = yacht rock band trying to jump on the post-"My Sharona" skinny tie new wave/power pop bandwagon. Grumpy Michael McDonald on the far left is having none of it.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 30 July 2010 18:55 (six years ago) Permalink

I want to hear Mind Garage

I think I'm Big Bird, Harold Hooper (crüt), Friday, 30 July 2010 18:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Jonah's Whale dreamed of having Roger Dean paint their album cover but only got as far as having their weed dealer make a passable Dean-knockoff logo.

Elvis Telecom, Friday, 30 July 2010 18:57 (six years ago) Permalink

gato busca pleitos (Eazy), Friday, 30 July 2010 19:21 (six years ago) Permalink

How the pros did it:

gato busca pleitos (Eazy), Friday, 30 July 2010 19:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Iommi looks like he is on his way to Idlewild to take shipment of 100 kilos from Medellin in that picture.

Chicago to Philadelphia: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Friday, 30 July 2010 19:32 (six years ago) Permalink

"Little Rock" based out of an office ten blocks away from where I'm sitting right now.

˙˙˙˙˙ (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 30 July 2010 19:40 (six years ago) Permalink

The ghosts remain there. You must investigate.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 30 July 2010 19:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Maybe they're still there, like that dead guy in Tokyo.

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Friday, 30 July 2010 19:47 (six years ago) Permalink

All you need to know about Barbara Allen and the Tennessee Hot Pants

― Elvis Telecom, Friday, July 30, 2010 2:58 PM Bookmark

^^^ wow!! This is a GREAT read, y'all, check this link.

Doctor Casino, Friday, 30 July 2010 20:04 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah, not kidding -- amazing read.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 30 July 2010 20:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 30 July 2010 20:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Who's the fourth guy????

Chicago to Philadelphia: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Friday, 30 July 2010 20:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Wilko, Friday, 30 July 2010 20:21 (six years ago) Permalink

xpost -- Zeppo

Ned Raggett, Friday, 30 July 2010 20:22 (six years ago) Permalink

xxpost -- That was during the week or so when both Rutsey and Peart were in the band. OK, I made that up. Jeff Jones, maybe?

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Friday, 30 July 2010 20:25 (six years ago) Permalink

xpost -- Zeppo

― Ned Raggett, Friday, July 30, 2010 4:22 PM (4 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I think it's Shemp.

Chicago to Philadelphia: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Friday, 30 July 2010 20:27 (six years ago) Permalink

yo ned here's one of the better put together nostalgic sites I came across. I'll try and find some of the others.
http://www.readysteadygone.co.uk/

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 30 July 2010 21:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Seriously though, who is that 4th guy with Rush? My brain is now officially broken.

Moodles, Saturday, 31 July 2010 05:22 (six years ago) Permalink

"I want to hear Mind Garage"

i used to have a mind garage album. pretty good.

scott seward, Saturday, 31 July 2010 13:20 (six years ago) Permalink

I can't really suss out what kind of music they'd play.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Saturday, 31 July 2010 13:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Wikipedia sez Christian Rock

...looks like a barrel of laughs.

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Saturday, 31 July 2010 13:36 (six years ago) Permalink

I had to repost this one to make a note of the fact two of them are wearing the exact same shirt. 2-for-1 sale at The Gap?

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 31 July 2010 13:36 (six years ago) Permalink

I have a friend whose first name is Beckett. I have informed him of this band's existence.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Saturday, 31 July 2010 13:39 (six years ago) Permalink

xp L-R: MES, Richard Stilgoe, John Junkin, David St. Hubbins, Noel Redding

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Saturday, 31 July 2010 13:40 (six years ago) Permalink

the Beckett picture is potentially the funniest thing I've ever seen, genuinely in tears over here.

Dwight Yorke, Saturday, 31 July 2010 14:04 (six years ago) Permalink

The little beardy fella is my fave.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Saturday, 31 July 2010 14:08 (six years ago) Permalink

Five secondary school English teachers, circa 1975...

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Saturday, 31 July 2010 14:11 (six years ago) Permalink

They had some uneven floors in the 70s as well.

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Saturday, 31 July 2010 14:19 (six years ago) Permalink

> that poor guy in the lower right from the Night Crew looks like a puppet or dummy or something!
>
> ― oreo speed cookie (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, July 27, 2010 6:37 PM (4 days ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

He/they look(s) far more better now (The Blues Time Band):

meisenfek, Saturday, 31 July 2010 20:08 (six years ago) Permalink

Bruce Hampton went on to semi fame with "Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit"

Shakeytown, Monday, 2 August 2010 15:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Apparently no one has yet noticed that John Curulewski (in the first photo) was the guitarist in Styx who was replaced by Tommy Shaw?

The fourth member of Rush in the photo is Mitch Bossi. He wasn't in the band very long.

stahlhart, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 01:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Damn, I always miss Curulewski!

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 01:18 (six years ago) Permalink

this thread is excellent.

by another name (amateurist), Tuesday, 3 August 2010 02:26 (six years ago) Permalink

zootster, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 11:59 (six years ago) Permalink

"Headband and Trilby" would be a good name for the genre Murder One played.

bendy, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 12:23 (six years ago) Permalink

Two Ibanez V's in one band. More than coincidence???

zootster, Tuesday, 3 August 2010 18:42 (six years ago) Permalink

Saw these play once:

Second from right: Alan Partridge in fat suit

Taylor, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 19:38 (six years ago) Permalink

The guy on the far right in the red pants looks like his name should be "Maxwell Plumm"

Chicago to Philadelphia: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 19:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Sounds like the title of a series of books set in a boarding school.

rhythm fixated member (chap), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:09 (six years ago) Permalink

L-R:
Mr. Richardson - the trendy liberal English teacher,
Flashbastard - the school bully,
Mr. Werther - the dodgy ex-con school caretaker,
Donny - head of the 6th form, popular with the ladies,
Timpkins - currently digging a secret tunnel into the school tuck shop,
Mr. Thompson - jaded Physics teacher who hates kids and wishes that he'd kept playing keyboards in that band instead.

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Also available in the series:
"Donny Wins The Day"
"Timpkins Can't Swim"
"Flashbastard Gets Drafted"
"Mr. Werther In Prison"
"Mr. Richardson Has A Fit"
"Old Thompson Goes Postal"

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:17 (six years ago) Permalink

^^^ totally want these books

Darin, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Also watch out for a lucrative line of slash-fic.

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:22 (six years ago) Permalink

at least two of the bands pictured I actually witnessed in the 70s: SAMSON at a high school dance and MUGGSY in a college-town bar (quintet pulling funny faces, posted in between TIGHT & MAGI)

sexual intercourse began in 1963 (m coleman), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:26 (six years ago) Permalink

Samson: guy on the far left looks like Jonathan Frakes (Riker in ST:TNG(, guy on the far right looks like the first drummer from Roxy Music.
What did Muggsy sound like?

ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:30 (six years ago) Permalink

Samson's bass player (far right corner, the guy kate masonic fancies) was guitar teacher at my local music store (and a classical cellist)

Muggsy were a hard-rocking Detroit area cover band w/two guitars. members went on to play w/Cub Koda and record in the 80s as Weapons

here's a 70s bar band that was really really good (my BFF Ricky played drums) two other members went on to sub for Tom Petersson in Cheap Trick

sexual intercourse began in 1963 (m coleman), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:36 (six years ago) Permalink

Riff Johnson, motherfuckers!

Chicago to Philadelphia: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:39 (six years ago) Permalink

riff - aka cliff - went on to front off broadway

sexual intercourse began in 1963 (m coleman), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:41 (six years ago) Permalink

It's a great name. And those guys dont look like a bar band, they look like they've already graduated to separate limos to shows and no red M&M's territory.

Chicago to Philadelphia: "Suck It" (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:44 (six years ago) Permalink

Off Broadway was great -- it seemed like you'd hear "Stay In Time" several times an hour on WLS in 1979. And it still wasn't played often enough.

The Tom Petersson sub...Jon Brant?

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 20:49 (six years ago) Permalink

Geez, how many Chicago bands are shown here?!?! I know an awful lot of these people. Too bad there wasn't a shot of D'Thumbs when Tommy Aldridge was on drums.

gweimer, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 21:06 (six years ago) Permalink

that's a sore point cause tommy aldridge replaced my buddy but the band broke up not long after that. anyway here ya go...

sexual intercourse began in 1963 (m coleman), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 21:11 (six years ago) Permalink

at least two of the songs on Off Broadway's second LP were in D'Thumbs repertoire. maybe more? gweimer probably knows. I never lived in Chicago. most of the stuff i posted came from two Facebook groups - Detroit Bar Stars and Chicago Bar Bands 1975-82

sexual intercourse began in 1963 (m coleman), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 21:14 (six years ago) Permalink

i was listening to the first two off broadway albums the other day and i kinda liked them despite the fact that they aren't very good. they were no cheap trick. to put it mildy. but a lot of those kinds of bands were better live.

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 21:57 (six years ago) Permalink

"mildly"

scott seward, Wednesday, 4 August 2010 21:57 (six years ago) Permalink

hahaha you got that right. the vocals on those off broadway albums are really mannered, can imagine riff/cliff being pretty smarmy live. I think d'Thumbs must've been "heavier" than Off Broadway. my friend was in a classic 70s bar band after that called Theatre - they had a palm tree logo and lead singer who spieled between songs like a Top 40 DJ. eventually went power-pop w/a different singer.

"we'll be back in fifteen minutes. don't forget to tip the bartenders & waitresses - they work hard!"

sexual intercourse began in 1963 (m coleman), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 22:20 (six years ago) Permalink

these guys are like the best thing out of my hometown Cincinnati besides Bootsy & Lonnie Mack, originally known as the raisin band, later the Bears (w/Adrian Belew) and the Psychodots. versatile.

sexual intercourse began in 1963 (m coleman), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 22:31 (six years ago) Permalink

sexual intercourse began in 1963 (m coleman), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 22:33 (six years ago) Permalink

u rock

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 4 August 2010 23:51 (six years ago) Permalink

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 18:35 (six years ago) Permalink

<img src=http://www.dickdestiny.com/theothersideinpottsville.JPG />

The Other Side. At a 'ski resort' in Schuylkill County, Pennsy.

Re upstream -- I saw the Bonnie Parker Band. They occasionally opened for major label acts in the southeast Pennsy hinterlands.

Gorge, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 21:13 (six years ago) Permalink

Gorge, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 21:14 (six years ago) Permalink

Yeah I saw the Bonnie Parker Band once, paired with the Good Rats, naturally. She modeled herself after Suzi Quatro, which is obvious from the picture. Can't really remember too much about her show...

Thus Sang Freud, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 00:38 (six years ago) Permalink

awesome Gorge - looks like the late 60s or v. early 70s fashion-wise

the legendary sirius trixon (m coleman), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 00:50 (six years ago) Permalink

The best hepcat JC Penney's fashion you could get in the county!

Gorge, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 01:20 (six years ago) Permalink

The glam metal bar band that influenced every hair band that migrated from PA/NJ to LA, the Dead End Kids.

At Chubby's in Allentown. I was there.

<img src=http://dickdestiny.com/dek1.jpg />

Gorge, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 04:54 (six years ago) Permalink

Gorge, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 04:56 (six years ago) Permalink

Gorge, Wednesday, 11 August 2010 04:58 (six years ago) Permalink

An SST band circa '89?

Fer Jessie the Drunk Dutch Mountain Ark (Mobbed Up Ping Pong Psychos), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 22:07 (six years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 22:25 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 22:33 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 22:35 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 22:36 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 22:38 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 22:43 (six years ago) Permalink

here's these guys ^ in the swinging 60s

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 22:44 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 22:53 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 23:58 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:01 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:03 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:04 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:05 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:08 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:10 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:12 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:13 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:15 (six years ago) Permalink

parasitic mistletoe (m coleman), Thursday, 9 September 2010 00:23 (six years ago) Permalink

is that middle guy peeing?

peter in montreal, Thursday, 9 September 2010 02:35 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

the NEXUS band

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 4 November 2010 22:50 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 4 November 2010 22:53 (six years ago) Permalink

Headstone

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 4 November 2010 22:58 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 4 November 2010 23:00 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 4 November 2010 23:02 (six years ago) Permalink

Gabreil

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 4 November 2010 23:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Guy in the Nexus band in the lower right corner has a bit of a J0hn D. look to him.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 5 November 2010 02:25 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:02 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:03 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:04 (six years ago) Permalink

I don't even

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:04 (six years ago) Permalink

"Merging Traffic"

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:07 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:11 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:15 (six years ago) Permalink

And yet they all wear shoes.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:17 (six years ago) Permalink

"Larry & Friends"

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:20 (six years ago) Permalink

I think the power dynamic in that group is not as described.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:21 (six years ago) Permalink

Larry's friends acting like Larry's got B.O.

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:22 (six years ago) Permalink

"Larry" is actually the woman in right-hand corner

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:26 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:27 (six years ago) Permalink

Any photos of regional funk and soul bands (sorta like bar bands)? I want to see afros and matching leisure suits...

curmudgeon, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:28 (six years ago) Permalink

Seadawg live @ some bowling alley

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:29 (six years ago) Permalink

"Wynkin Blinkin' & Nod"

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:30 (six years ago) Permalink

The bass player in Seadawg has, as my grandmother used to say, "Birthing hips."

EZ Snappin, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:30 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:31 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:32 (six years ago) Permalink

"Wowii" (formerly Rufus)

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:37 (six years ago) Permalink

I swear that the dude at the bottom right of the nexus band pic is in like 10 bands on this thread

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:43 (six years ago) Permalink

Any photos of regional funk and soul bands (sorta like bar bands)? I want to see afros and matching leisure suits...

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:45 (six years ago) Permalink

barefoot jerry are gonna be huge

ice cr?m, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:52 (six years ago) Permalink

trust me

ice cr?m, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:53 (six years ago) Permalink

you can go nuts with this page:

http://pnwbands.com/nwtributes70.html

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:55 (six years ago) Permalink

i had a barefoot jerry album. not so hot.

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:55 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:57 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:58 (six years ago) Permalink

Oh man, Airshow. The dude with the sunglasses.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 6 November 2010 16:59 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:00 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:01 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:02 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:02 (six years ago) Permalink

cooking bag!

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:04 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

Barney Armstrong's Machine looks like they - it? - played the Ramada/Holiday Inn circuit

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:05 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:07 (six years ago) Permalink

70s funk bands often had a token white guy or two - big ups to Cold Bold & Together for breaking barriers w/Asian dude

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:08 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:10 (six years ago) Permalink

The guys in "Genesis" apparently borrowed their wives' blouses in an attempt to "go glam"

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:12 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:12 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:15 (six years ago) Permalink

The white guy in Cold, Bold, and Together is Kenny G.

ksb, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Pope Dream

ice cr?m, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:16 (six years ago) Permalink

Rape Dream

ice cr?m, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Rope Dream

ice cr?m, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:17 (six years ago) Permalink

Bape Dream

ice cr?m, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:17 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:18 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Ripe Dream

ice cr?m, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:19 (six years ago) Permalink

slick and wicked

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:20 (six years ago) Permalink

Enhance, zoom in, enhance, 30 degree rotation to the right, enhance.

Pinktits, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:22 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:24 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:26 (six years ago) Permalink

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:27 (six years ago) Permalink

needless to say, the 60's page on that site is pretty friggin' amazing.

http://pnwbands.com/nwtributes60.html

scott seward, Saturday, 6 November 2010 17:38 (six years ago) Permalink

this thread is pure gold.
try and guess the drummer in each band....
also, why is dude in mixed breed holding a rake?

m0stlyClean, Saturday, 6 November 2010 23:11 (six years ago) Permalink

Actually, i think "Shucks... It's Country Music!" may be the greatest band name ever!

Lee626, Wednesday, 10 November 2010 22:24 (six years ago) Permalink

"Bob's Yer Uncle" might be the most frightening

Darin, Wednesday, 10 November 2010 22:33 (six years ago) Permalink

ninja! i think that's what i would've called my band if i had started a band when I was 7.

tylerw, Wednesday, 10 November 2010 22:36 (six years ago) Permalink

"Bob's Yer Uncle" looked a lot creepier before Sook Yin-Lee joined the band.

a confident, off-duty spy (staggerlee), Thursday, 11 November 2010 00:54 (six years ago) Permalink

At least 3 of the dudes in Sparkle look like McPoyles.

Amazing thread.

Up the voltage. (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 11 November 2010 02:24 (six years ago) Permalink

L-R:
Mr. Richardson - the trendy liberal English teacher,
Flashbastard - the school bully,
Mr. Werther - the dodgy ex-con school caretaker,
Donny - head of the 6th form, popular with the ladies,
Timpkins - currently digging a secret tunnel into the school tuck shop,
Mr. Thompson - jaded Physics teacher who hates kids and wishes that he'd kept playing keyboards in that band instead.

― ninjas and lasers and gold and (snoball), Wednesday, August 4, 2010 4:15 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark

This is the hardest I have ever laughed on ILM.

Some random thoughts:

*Boy, MTV really DID ruin it for all the 'not at all attractive' dudes in bands, huh?

*A lot of these delusional creeps have wives. Imagine having to be "supportive" of Lenny and his friends rehearsing for the next Kartoon gig at Scabby's on Wednesday night.

*Pretty much every woman pictured in this thread gave me a chubbie.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 11 November 2010 13:08 (six years ago) Permalink


Dope Dream? Look at the keyboardist's eyes!

Les centimètres énigmatiques (snoball), Thursday, 11 November 2010 13:30 (six years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 02:51 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 02:55 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 02:57 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 02:59 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 03:00 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 03:06 (six years ago) Permalink

Pepe Dream

andrew m., Thursday, 6 January 2011 04:56 (six years ago) Permalink

This thread is my favorite thing

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 6 January 2011 07:57 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:31 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:32 (six years ago) Permalink

Whatever they're trying to imply in that photo, I'm not believing it!

http://tinyurl.com/MO-02011 (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:35 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:37 (six years ago) Permalink

Pretty sure that name should have been plural.

http://tinyurl.com/MO-02011 (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:41 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:41 (six years ago) Permalink

ws girl in the reason

lemmy ruxpin (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:42 (six years ago) Permalink

2nd from left in Seadawg appears to be carrying multiple nightsticks in his belt

assorted curses (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:46 (six years ago) Permalink

Ahoy for Seadawg & belted sweater-tunics.

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:47 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:52 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:54 (six years ago) Permalink

i like the roman numerals on the stage wedges

lemmy ruxpin (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 6 January 2011 22:56 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:00 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:04 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:06 (six years ago) Permalink

AUTOGRAPHED!!

assorted curses (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:07 (six years ago) Permalink

it's funny even if the autographs weren't there you'd totally know which dude was named "jade"

lemmy ruxpin (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:08 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:10 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:11 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:12 (six years ago) Permalink

whoever that black band is they basically look like Funkadelic

assorted curses (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:15 (six years ago) Permalink

Quite a fetching open-front blouse that young lad is wearing.

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:39 (six years ago) Permalink

Also I'm in love with the dead-straight glossy hair with bangs look. Like Bruce Dickinson in his first Iron Maiden years. Dudes should be in shampoo commmercials.

VegemiteGrrrl, Thursday, 6 January 2011 23:40 (six years ago) Permalink

http://tinyurl.com/MO-02011 (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 7 January 2011 00:09 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:00 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:01 (six years ago) Permalink

wow it looks like they were hanging out in the garage and someone handed them guitars to hold.

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 10 January 2011 19:04 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:13 (six years ago) Permalink

^^ looks a little 1980 TBH

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:14 (six years ago) Permalink

this feels authentically late 70s

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:15 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:17 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:21 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:24 (six years ago) Permalink

Hunger: A+ facial hair imo

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 10 January 2011 19:25 (six years ago) Permalink

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:25 (six years ago) Permalink

guhdnight!

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Monday, 10 January 2011 19:33 (six years ago) Permalink

yikes! Dude is holding a decapitated head!

Moodles, Monday, 10 January 2011 19:39 (six years ago) Permalink

wow...

VegemiteGrrrl, Monday, 10 January 2011 19:41 (six years ago) Permalink

This thread just keeps on giving! The Riot Squad pic looks the band LEAST likely to cause rioting of any type. "8 Track tape available on this group!"

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Monday, 10 January 2011 21:56 (six years ago) Permalink

what's with the David Crosby like-a-look in Hunger

assorted curses (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 10 January 2011 21:59 (six years ago) Permalink

Ha, that does look like Crosby!

One of the bands way upthread, Chewawa Allstar, have a Youtube video! Wonder how many others do?

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Monday, 10 January 2011 22:16 (six years ago) Permalink

The perspective is throwing me off here.

http://tinyurl.com/MO-02011 (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:10 (six years ago) Permalink

lol yeah that dude sitting on the fence looks like a tiny little gnome! hurts my brane

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:18 (six years ago) Permalink

AVALANCHE REPERTOIRE
Allman Brothers: One Way Out
Louis Armstrong: When the Saints Go Marchin’ In
The Band: Sleepin’
Beatles: You Won’t See Me, The One After 909
Dave Brubeck: Take 5
Byrds: You Ain’t Going Nowhere
Chicago: Saturday In the Park, Does Anybody Know What Time It Is, Make Me Smile, Wake Up Sunshine
Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode, Nadine (John Hammond version)
Coasters: Youngblood
Danny and the Juniors: At the Hop
Delanie and Bonnie and Friends: Never Ending Song of Love
Fats Domino: I’m Going To Be A Wheel Someday
Doobie Brothers: Long Train Runnin’
Eagles: Desperado
Marvin Gaye: What’s Goin’ On
Herbie Hancock: Chameleon
Donnie Hathaway: Valdez In the Country
Bobby Hebb: Sunny (Electric Flag version)
Hollies: He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother
Hollywood Argyles: Alley Oop
Jackson Five: Dancin’ Machine
Elton John: Daniel
Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls of Fire
Lighthouse: One Fine Morning
Van Morrison: Moondance, Crazy Love
Robert Parker: Barefootin’
Tony Orlando and Dawn: Tie A Yellow Ribbon
Wilson Pickett: In the Midnight Hour
Procol Harum: Whiter Shade of Pale
Santana: Evil Ways (horn players on percussion), Everybody’s Everything
Tower of Power: Live Your Dreams, Knock Yourself Out
Traffic: Feelin’ Alright
Edgar Winter’s White Trash: Tobacco Road, Keep Playin’ That Rock and Roll
Stevie Wonder: You Are the Sunshine Of My Life

plus standards and a medley from Jesus Christ Superstar

http://tinyurl.com/MO-02011 (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:22 (six years ago) Permalink

Who's the guy in the middle of that picture, their accountant?

The Curse of Dennis Stratton (Bill Magill), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:36 (six years ago) Permalink

The trombone player!

http://tinyurl.com/MO-02011 (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:39 (six years ago) Permalink

He's the University Dean

VegemiteGrrrl, Wednesday, 12 January 2011 18:41 (six years ago) Permalink

Save "Tie A Yellow Ribbon," I like Avalanche's repertoire. Would see this band!

Glorified Lolcat (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 19:07 (six years ago) Permalink

wow @ their entire repertoire. "tie a yellow ribbon" made me LOL. talk about eclectic

hubertus bigend (m coleman), Wednesday, 12 January 2011 19:45 (six years ago) Permalink

Want to hear Gritz.

Gay for Johnny Moped (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 13 January 2011 02:48 (six years ago) Permalink

Want to hear Gritz.

A documentary about their only single!:
http://www.bayoucountrymovie.com/trailer1.html

city worker, Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:12 (six years ago) Permalink

You can hear the whole song here - http://thankscity.com/jams/taco/27_Track_27.m4a

Pretty decent!

Kind of want to see the movie based on that trailer.

EZ Snappin, Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:19 (six years ago) Permalink

Wow! Thx dudes, this is a jam.

Gay for Johnny Moped (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:31 (six years ago) Permalink

Haha... got about 2 minutes into that song (which is kinda cool) when suddenly had one of those weird realizations that I'd somehow gone from checking airplane tickets to listening to Gritz in the span of about 5 minutes. wtf internet

Darin, Thursday, 13 January 2011 03:37 (six years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Easy Chair

backlash stan straw man fan (m coleman), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 21:15 (five years ago) Permalink

backlash stan straw man fan (m coleman), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 21:16 (five years ago) Permalink

worst band name ever?

backlash stan straw man fan (m coleman), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 21:25 (five years ago) Permalink

"evolved from organized confusion"

backlash stan straw man fan (m coleman), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 21:27 (five years ago) Permalink

backlash stan straw man fan (m coleman), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 21:29 (five years ago) Permalink

backlash stan straw man fan (m coleman), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 21:30 (five years ago) Permalink

Lolled hard enough at Mildstone to Google them. The three on the right are brothers.

Hardcore Bangage (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 11 May 2011 22:13 (five years ago) Permalink

re: tumbleweed

was it common in the 70s for bands to have both a manager and a warthole?

m0stlyClean, Thursday, 12 May 2011 03:42 (five years ago) Permalink

hmmm, I rather like the name Mildstone. They sound like they'd drop some laid back grooves.

Moodles, Thursday, 12 May 2011 13:54 (five years ago) Permalink

Haghill looks like they could throw down some Crazy Horse jams.

'what are you, the Hymen Protection League of America?' (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 12 May 2011 13:55 (five years ago) Permalink

xpost -- They would, only Mr. Shirtless would try and push his chest into your face while doing so.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 12 May 2011 14:14 (five years ago) Permalink

lol Mildstone.

Hunt's Determination Band (postet 6 November) is a pretty great name otoh.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 13 May 2011 08:44 (five years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

legendary TUFA

metally ill (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 3 June 2011 22:40 (five years ago) Permalink

in high school a friend of my brother's had a 'zine called "vartufa" - and one day by pure coincidence he came across a 7" single recorded by the above band (TUFA) and proceeded to dedicate subsequene issues of the 'zine to an exhaustively detailed fictional "history" of the band (which he later turned into a feature length film).

and guess what, today most of it is on ye internets

metally ill (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 3 June 2011 22:43 (five years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:34 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:35 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:36 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:37 (five years ago) Permalink

formerly Brief Encounter

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:38 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah son i was in a pretty bitchin band when i was your age
oh yeah, what were you called?
... sneaker

congratulations (n/a), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:39 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:39 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:43 (five years ago) Permalink

this is Star Trooper from upthread; apparently pyro was their thing

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:46 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah that looks safe

Trip Maker, Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:46 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:49 (five years ago) Permalink

guitarists name = weasel

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:50 (five years ago) Permalink

yeah son i was in a pretty bitchin band when i was your age
oh yeah, what were you called?
... sneaker

And that logo? I drew it. Freehand!

This thread brings me more joy than any on ILM. May it never die.

Blue Doggie Sweater (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:51 (five years ago) Permalink

Star Trooper playing tonight - don't sit too close to the stage

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:52 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:53 (five years ago) Permalink

Red Ball Jets were cheap sneakers - I had a pair in the 60s

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:54 (five years ago) Permalink

"Please come to our next gig! One of us sort of looks like Ron Asheton!"

triple black belt in ILX-fu (snoball), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:55 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 21:59 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:00 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

sometimes I think about those dudes in chickoree, airtight, and quadrant

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

lol and rosco

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:01 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:02 (five years ago) Permalink

Tantrum had a couple LPs, and I still own both. Saw them play a bar gig, and they were really good in a Heart/Benatar/1994 (Karen Lawrence) kinda way.

Blue Doggie Sweater (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:05 (five years ago) Permalink

"humorous" spin-off of Highway upthread - wtf

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:06 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:06 (five years ago) Permalink

Larry & the Ladykillers

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:08 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:09 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:10 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:11 (five years ago) Permalink

Rio Grande Band

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:12 (five years ago) Permalink

could be tipping into 1980 w/this one

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:14 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:14 (five years ago) Permalink

dismissible objects one fucks with (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:15 (five years ago) Permalink

dude on the right in Jett looks disturbingly familiar. Maybe Flea's cousin or something.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:47 (five years ago) Permalink

God, I love this thread so much. Sad about broken links though :(

Lars and the Lulu Girl (NickB), Wednesday, 19 October 2011 22:55 (five years ago) Permalink

bonus question:

in SLUGGO's shot (above MADFOX), who is that on the poster?

m0stlyClean, Thursday, 20 October 2011 02:56 (five years ago) Permalink

Pink Floyd. But it's sideways.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Thursday, 20 October 2011 02:57 (five years ago) Permalink

the large black and white one on the left behind beercan guy....

m0stlyClean, Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:03 (five years ago) Permalink

Oh, whoops. No idea.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Thursday, 20 October 2011 03:07 (five years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

this is best thread

the late great, Sunday, 8 July 2012 21:12 (four years ago) Permalink

was so much better without all those red x's tho :(

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Monday, 9 July 2012 14:35 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Wheatstone Mission

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:27 (four years ago) Permalink

Rock Rose

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:32 (four years ago) Permalink

70s bar band roadie. lights were important

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:34 (four years ago) Permalink

Paper Sunshine

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Band Named Legend

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:39 (four years ago) Permalink

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Starlords

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:40 (four years ago) Permalink

(REAL NAME) (m coleman), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:41 (four years ago) Permalink

i don't know where you're getting all these, but they need to be in the smithsonian

Poliopolice, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:42 (four years ago) Permalink

God, when will the uniform thing ever come back?

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:45 (four years ago) Permalink

Warm is such an awesome name for a 70s bar band.

Trip Maker, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:48 (four years ago) Permalink

God, when will the uniform thing ever come back?

We were having a meeting about a band that was really fashion-challenged, and I asked, "Is there any chance we could turn them into a uniform band?" There were literal gasps of horror.

誤訳侮辱, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 20:50 (four years ago) Permalink

I didnt realize Warm played at Woodstock.

One Way Ticket on the 1277 Express (Bill Magill), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 21:33 (four years ago) Permalink

yeah it's weird i looked up woodstock on wiki and the actual bill was so much different than what was depicted in the movie!

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 21:37 (four years ago) Permalink

like CCR and Incredible String Band played, bunch of big stuff got left off plus some weirdos like Warm etc

Jandek at the Disco (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 21:37 (four years ago) Permalink

The two blokes on the right in Wheatstone Mission seem to have wandered in from the present day

bidfurd, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 21:56 (four years ago) Permalink

^^i still think a photo quiz website called "vintage or hipster" is a good idea

○ (gr8080), Tuesday, 28 August 2012 22:14 (four years ago) Permalink

nine months pass...

http://mydadwasinaband.com/

http://threeframes.net (gr8080), Monday, 17 June 2013 16:39 (three years ago) Permalink

Okay, now that is a good idea for a blog.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 17 June 2013 16:59 (three years ago) Permalink

oh what the heck...my band "broken hearts" circa 1978. i'm on the right.

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:10 (three years ago) Permalink

did that not work?

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:12 (three years ago) Permalink

whatevs...over here

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:15 (three years ago) Permalink

broken pic of broken hearts

This Is Not An ILX Username (LaMonte), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:15 (three years ago) Permalink

story of their lives.

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:19 (three years ago) Permalink

where there's a will there's a way.

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:24 (three years ago) Permalink

is that you far right, sang freud?

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:50 (three years ago) Permalink

oh, so you are, great pic!!!!

i guess i'd just rather listen to canned heat? (ian), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 00:50 (three years ago) Permalink

thanks! i get all melancholy looking at it, for a multitude of reasons, not least of which that the guy standing next to me just passed away. rip stephen.

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:07 (three years ago) Permalink

audio clips or it didn't happen. come on, soundcloud it.

scott seward, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:20 (three years ago) Permalink

klassik!

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:23 (three years ago) Permalink

we never really recorded anything for realz. just gig tapes and practice tapes. i'll see what i can scrounge. gimme time though.

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 01:44 (three years ago) Permalink

it's awesome that you also look like you could be a band from 1991, 2002, 2013...

data halls and oate (stevie), Tuesday, 18 June 2013 06:28 (three years ago) Permalink

haha, I was thinking that too! That could have been slipped into any press kit circa 2001-2005 and no one would have batted an eye.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 20:13 (three years ago) Permalink

my hushpuppies are the giveaway, tbh.

Thus Sang Freud, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 22:02 (three years ago) Permalink

Sad that Paul Rudolph's son doesn't know anything about his dad.

everything, Tuesday, 18 June 2013 22:55 (three years ago) Permalink

For a second I thought you were talking about the architect and my mind was about to be blown.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 June 2013 03:12 (three years ago) Permalink

thus sang freud's band looks too cool to be on this thread

screen scraper (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:01 (three years ago) Permalink

it's awesome that you also look like you could be a band from 1991, 2002, 2013...

my hushpuppies are the giveaway, tbh.

i thought EXACTLY the same thing about yr shoes hahaha which only goes to show how old we are :)

screen scraper (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:03 (three years ago) Permalink

the grungy photo setting and lack of self-serious "we have come to ROCK you" posturing make it timeless

screen scraper (m coleman), Wednesday, 19 June 2013 10:06 (three years ago) Permalink

haha. the reprobate look will never die. that was outside our rehearsal space, which was the basement of a dry cleaners in a strip mall in hicksville long island.

Thus Sang Freud, Wednesday, 19 June 2013 13:08 (three years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

screen scraper (m coleman), Monday, 30 September 2013 22:49 (three years ago) Permalink

screen scraper (m coleman), Monday, 30 September 2013 22:50 (three years ago) Permalink

screen scraper (m coleman), Monday, 30 September 2013 22:52 (three years ago) Permalink

Erics of Thor

what's up ugly girls? (Shakey Mo Collier), Monday, 30 September 2013 22:54 (three years ago) Permalink

oh hey yeah it's shadrack chamelon

screen scraper (m coleman), Monday, 30 September 2013 22:59 (three years ago) Permalink

scando bands are a gift

screen scraper (m coleman), Monday, 30 September 2013 23:00 (three years ago) Permalink

screen scraper (m coleman), Monday, 30 September 2013 23:01 (three years ago) Permalink

screen scraper (m coleman), Monday, 30 September 2013 23:02 (three years ago) Permalink

screen scraper (m coleman), Monday, 30 September 2013 23:02 (three years ago) Permalink

screen scraper (m coleman), Monday, 30 September 2013 23:03 (three years ago) Permalink

i mean i can't even

screen scraper (m coleman), Monday, 30 September 2013 23:04 (three years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

never say goodbye before leaving chat room (Crabbits), Tuesday, 2 December 2014 00:55 (two years ago) Permalink

Amazing!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 01:05 (two years ago) Permalink

And more

https://twitter.com/lala_laurie/status/539488717963296768/photo/1

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 December 2014 01:06 (two years ago) Permalink


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