That awful poster with Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc

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You know which one. This embarrassment is called something along the lines of "Legends Lounge" and depicts a kind of rock'n'roll heaven jam session wherein Elvis sings; Lennon plays (presumably) rhythm on a Rickenbacker; Buddy Holly strums an acoustic; and Hendrix obliviously tortures a Strat stage right. Jim Morrison just stands off to the side looking lost; I'm assuming he's on backup vocals. There is no bass player. Keith Moon is on drums, I believe.

Anyway, it had just occured to me that the music made by this particular assemblage of personalities would be unbearably awful. Anyone care to comment?

joseph cotten (joseph cotten), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 00:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Link please!

de, Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:06 (seventeen years ago) link

These things are so gorgeous! "Spirits of Rock"! Is another fine variation

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:12 (seventeen years ago) link

Newer ones even have Kurt on them sometimes

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:12 (seventeen years ago) link

Are you fucking kidding? What on earth would be awful about: Lennon + Elvis?? Lennon + Holly?? Hendrix + Morrison (already proven great!)?? Hendrix + Lennon (already proven great!)?? Holly + Hendrix (two greatest Strat guys)?? Keith Moon + ANY of these party animals???

This aggregation would greatness upon greatness upon greatness, and I'd like to see anybody paint a black velvet image that proves otherwise.

briania (briania), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:17 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.asama.org/SIMON/RocknRoll.jpg

huk-l, Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:23 (seventeen years ago) link

ohgod, huk, that's beyootiful.

briania (briania), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Think we can name them all? I'll start with The Everly Bros.

jim wentworth (wench), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:32 (seventeen years ago) link

"$10,000 dollar bill eh? Which musician's on it?"

"All of them, they are having a party. Little Richard's passed out on the couch"

"Wow, this I gotta see"

Sasha (sgh), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Top left appears to be Eric Burdon, with Simon & Garfunkel over his left shoulder (now THAT might be an awful group!).

briania (briania), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Top left appears to be Eric Burdon, with Simon & Garfunkel over his left shoulder (now THAT might be an awful group!).
-- briania (lyriclas...), June 30th, 2004.

Or, actually, the only good group out of any of the combinations listed thus far.

David Allen (David Allen), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:37 (seventeen years ago) link

In a crazy, backwards, bad-is-good aesthetic universe, absolutely.

briania (briania), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:39 (seventeen years ago) link

With all due respect, that poster makes we want to puke.

James Slone (Freon Trotsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 07:30 (seventeen years ago) link

TS: these posters vs those posters showing marilyn, marlon, james dean, bogie and elvis all hanging out by the swimming pool.

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 07:45 (seventeen years ago) link

TS: these posters vs those posters showing marilyn, marlon, james dean, bogie and elvis all hanging out by the swimming pool.
-- J.D. (aubade8...), June 30th, 2004.

vs. Dogs playing Poker!

Sasha (sgh), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 07:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Marilyn, James Dean et al don't mean shit to me, but rock-god idolatry definitely does. Same with Pac & Biggie T-shirts. It's like folk-art inspired by folk-art.

briania (briania), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 12:02 (seventeen years ago) link

It's like black t-shirts bought from market stalls that have pictures of soft-focus wolves on them DOES THIS ACTUALLY REPRESENT WHO YOU ARE YOU CRAZY FUCK?

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 12:04 (seventeen years ago) link

Why don't lookalikes for dead celebrities hire themselves out as porn stars? It makes perfect sense, and there's a lot less chance of being sued.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 12:07 (seventeen years ago) link

Dusty Springfield and Bobby Darin ... together again.

Joseph McCombs, Wednesday, 30 June 2004 12:10 (seventeen years ago) link

right above Ray Charles is Christopher Moltisanti from the Sopranos.

Velveteen Bingo (Chris V), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 12:10 (seventeen years ago) link

I love the idea of Buddy and Moony hanging at the bar. Reckon they'd get along just fine.

The Velvet Overlord (The Velvet Overlord), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 12:15 (seventeen years ago) link


It's like black t-shirts bought from market stalls that have pictures of soft-focus wolves on them DOES THIS ACTUALLY REPRESENT WHO YOU ARE YOU CRAZY FUCK?

-- Sick Mouthy (sickmouth...) (webmail), June 30th, 2004 9:04 AM. (Nick Southall) (later) (link)

Hey, it does!

Yeah, I see people wearing those shirts all the time, and it seems to represent EXACTLY the type of person who would wear one. And as a sartorial choice, a silkscreened wolf on a black T-shirt doesn't seem all that "crazy."

briania (briania), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 13:27 (seventeen years ago) link

And as a sartorial choice, a silkscreened wolf on a black T-shirt doesn't seem all that "crazy."

Maybe not "crazy" so much as "lost".

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:00 (seventeen years ago) link

oh man this reminds me of that crap "boulevard of broken dreams" poster, in which james dean, humphrey bogart (!), and marilyn monroe appear in a version of hopper's "nighthawks at the diner." it never fails to show up in half-assed "50s diners" and bad college town used bookstores.

amateur!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:03 (seventeen years ago) link

i love these "all-star party" pictures! yeah amateurist otm with the bogart, and the marilyn monroe, and sometimes eric clapton and shit, charlie chaplin etc etc

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:04 (seventeen years ago) link

they're so weird!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:04 (seventeen years ago) link

omg LOOK at the weird neon thing attached to that version of the poster! can you get any tackier?

amateur!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Why would James Dean be hanging out with the Three Stooges?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:06 (seventeen years ago) link

the only thing worse are those hand-coloured b&w posters of kids in adult clothing making out in old mustangs and stuff

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:06 (seventeen years ago) link

i think we need robin to explain that one

amateur!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:06 (seventeen years ago) link

shudder

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:07 (seventeen years ago) link

http://coolstamps.com/star-marilyn-elvis-dean-bogart-sing.jpg

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:08 (seventeen years ago) link

now THIS is a bar i want to visit!

http://www.midwest-plaza.com/images/ElectricArtImages/javadrms_lg1mini.jpg

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:09 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.jrdclassics.com/images/neonpicture1.jpg

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:10 (seventeen years ago) link

How creepy is this?

http://www.nachshon.org.il/~yatz/images/tn_3j_s.jpg

Is the suggestion here that Joplin is having a MMF threesome with Hendrix and Morrison?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:11 (seventeen years ago) link

now THAT would look great in the game room.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:11 (seventeen years ago) link

why is james dean singing in that one poster? do they have him mixed up with the country music james dean?

amateur!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:13 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.heavenshouseband.com/images/color_small.jpg

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:14 (seventeen years ago) link

aww, "heaven's house band"

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:14 (seventeen years ago) link

http://userpages.umbc.edu/~slesko1/sjk.gif

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:16 (seventeen years ago) link

there should be a t-shirt of sid vicious helping kurt cobain to shoot up. while they are sitting on a cloud.

amateur!st (amateurist), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:18 (seventeen years ago) link

Why is Woody Allen in Rock and Roll Heaven?

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:18 (seventeen years ago) link

"heaven's junky crash pad"

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Woody is in cos he fucked his adopted daughter, c'mon NTI, surely that's obv.?!

Sick Mouthy (Nick Southall), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:22 (seventeen years ago) link

Need a poster with those guys, Spinal Tap and, I dunno, The Strangeloves hanging out a Miami Beach pool.

pplains, Sunday, 29 August 2021 01:01 (one month ago) link

Need another one of those Stiglich cartoons with Lee Perry and Ed Asner greeted by John Candy and Kurt Cobain.

The 25 Best Songs Ever Ranked In Order (Deflatormouse), Sunday, 29 August 2021 23:58 (one month ago) link

Put Morbius and Martin Skidmore in there too.

Gwar ina Babyon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 30 August 2021 00:19 (one month ago) link

And also throw James Redd in there, just for the helluva it.

https://i.imgur.com/TaTwSzr.gif

pplains, Monday, 30 August 2021 03:23 (one month ago) link

Leppo Lives!

Gwar ina Babyon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 30 August 2021 03:37 (one month ago) link

Barry’s Mum’s Little Helpers

Gwar ina Babyon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 30 August 2021 03:43 (one month ago) link

everyone has a halo, except Kurt has a hamburger?

in a bar, under the (seandalai), Tuesday, 31 August 2021 21:41 (one month ago) link

MJ looks like Bjork, got a little worried there for a second

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 02:57 (one month ago) link

who is the little fella in the lower left corner? Also, the poor guys who got cut off in the upper corners. Guessing upper left is Duane Allman?

peace, man, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 11:00 (one month ago) link

The shit I look up for you people.

https://i.imgur.com/Ihm4ePZ.jpg

The worst part is where I had to go to find it.

pplains, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 12:35 (one month ago) link

Can't tell if that's Janis Joplin, Judee Sill or Geddy Lee inbetween Buddy and Freddie. Not the latter I guess.

john landis as man being smashed into window (uncredited) (Matt #2), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 12:42 (one month ago) link

Guessing upper left is Duane Allman?

It wouldn't be if it's British, which I think it is.

"Bobby Gillespie" (ft. Heroin) (Tom D.), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:10 (one month ago) link

And it isn't because it's Gary Moore.

"Bobby Gillespie" (ft. Heroin) (Tom D.), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:11 (one month ago) link

Thanks!

peace, man, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:14 (one month ago) link

I am okay with Ms. Sunglasses being Janis Joplin.

Haven't settled on an ID for Mopey McModBoi between Jimi and the waitress.

(Wait - are the waitresses in this establishment alive or dead? They don't have halos.)

Robert Cray-Cray (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:25 (one month ago) link

A bass player. Maybe John Entwistle?

"Bobby Gillespie" (ft. Heroin) (Tom D.), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:28 (one month ago) link

Okay, a young Entwistle makes sense. Thanks. I will rest easier tonight.

Robert Cray-Cray (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:30 (one month ago) link

Yep.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/rEpIKydwfHI/mqdefault.jpg

peace, man, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:30 (one month ago) link

Sid's legs are wild.

peace, man, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:32 (one month ago) link

Is that Mariska Hargitay delivering a cheeseburger?

Gwar ina Babyon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:37 (one month ago) link

Is that Richard Manuel in the back row? And who's the lad inbetween Bob, MJ, Freddie and Moonie?

john landis as man being smashed into window (uncredited) (Matt #2), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:37 (one month ago) link

John Bonham and Marc Bolan?

"Bobby Gillespie" (ft. Heroin) (Tom D.), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 13:39 (one month ago) link

I initially thought it was Harry Nilsson, but yeah that's Bonzo.

peace, man, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 14:20 (one month ago) link

Are there two Jim Morrisons? Or is one Hutchence?

mahb, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 14:42 (one month ago) link

One of them is Rick Parfitt.

Alba, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 14:46 (one month ago) link

I've just noticed Amy Winehouse's glass of red.

Alba, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 14:46 (one month ago) link

xxp: if you're talking about the shirtless dude top right, that's Bon Scott.

peace, man, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 14:51 (one month ago) link

Sid's legs are wild.

― peace, man

That's because of Kurt manspreading, asserting his dominance over Sid.

nickn, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 16:22 (one month ago) link

it's weird that this iconography has moved from "Died in their prime" to just dead, with Zappa, Entwisitle, Joey Ramone, George Harrison. Like, everyone is gonna be there soon. How'd they leave Strummer out, say?

Citole Country (bendy), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 16:36 (one month ago) link

I'd like to see a "27 Club" illustration with Jimi, Janis et al at a collective 28th birthday party in heaven, candles and cake and all. Maybe Jim'll Paint It would oblige.

john landis as man being smashed into window (uncredited) (Matt #2), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 16:42 (one month ago) link

Quite into this one:

https://i.imgur.com/uIHe3OK.jpg

Alba, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 17:48 (one month ago) link

I actually like the art in that donut one (except Morrison)

Shallot Shortage 2021 (morrisp), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 17:51 (one month ago) link

Which one is Rupert Brooke?

Robert Cray-Cray (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 17:54 (one month ago) link

I wouldn't want to eat at a donut shop that allows shirtless customers, that's for sure.

Citole Country (bendy), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 17:58 (one month ago) link

Poor old Ian Curtis, maybe he's too difficult to paint.

mahb, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 19:18 (one month ago) link

lol

Gwar ina Babyon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 20:09 (one month ago) link

something so creepy about this style of art. guess it's the subjects

calstars, Wednesday, 1 September 2021 20:12 (one month ago) link

the club 27 one is cursed, particularly amy and jimi's heads, an inch from touching eyeballs, yet completely unaware of each-other.

fc_TEFH28mo (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 20:14 (one month ago) link

It's bad enough when it is at the regular pizza parlor nostalgia level, but the rock and roll heaven thing is really creepy.

Gwar ina Babyon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 20:15 (one month ago) link

I think it would be helpful if each poorly drawn person were holding something to identify them. In the manner of medieval saint paintings or the way, in the first picture, Amy WINEhouse is holding WINE.

Marc Bolan: smoking a bowl

John Bonham: eating a bon-bon

Jimi Hendrix: holding a live hen

Kurt Cobain: eating corn on the... cob

etc.

Robert Cray-Cray (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 20:59 (one month ago) link

Marc would be spinning in his grave at that suggestion.

"Bobby Gillespie" (ft. Heroin) (Tom D.), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 21:00 (one month ago) link

Fairly sure this one is out of date now re dead Skynyrds

https://live.staticflickr.com/1222/727112750_dc42629130_n.jpg

john landis as man being smashed into window (uncredited) (Matt #2), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 21:18 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

Who's that lady? She's pretty cute.

peace, man, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 20:47 (one week ago) link

If Cobain knew he would be immortalized in these shitty paintings, he would have thought twice about checking out.

birdistheword, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 21:03 (one week ago) link

Mercury putting Hendrix in a headlock and pointing with a "This guy! Am I right?!" is a nice new spin on the genre

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 22:17 (one week ago) link


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