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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Link please!

de, Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:06 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Newer ones even have Kurt on them sometimes

Andrew Blood Thames (Andrew Thames), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:12 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

huk-l, Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:23 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

ohgod, huk, that's beyootiful.

briania (briania), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:28 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

jim wentworth (wench), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:32 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"$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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

briania (briania), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 01:39 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

James Slone (Freon Trotsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 07:30 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Dusty Springfield and Bobby Darin ... together again.

Joseph McCombs, Wednesday, 30 June 2004 12:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

right above Ray Charles is Christopher Moltisanti from the Sopranos.

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

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink


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!

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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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

they're so weird!!

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:04 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

i think we need robin to explain that one

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

shudder

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:07 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:10 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

now THAT would look great in the game room.

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:11 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

aww, "heaven's house band"

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:14 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Why is Woody Allen in Rock and Roll Heaven?

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:18 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

"heaven's junky crash pad"

s1ocki (slutsky), Wednesday, 30 June 2004 20:19 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

wait John Cale isn't dead, right?!?

riding a display name through (brimstead), Tuesday, 13 September 2016 23:08 (two years ago) Permalink

neither is Doug or Mo or Patti fwiw

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 23:10 (two years ago) Permalink

awesome lou reed eye-chart!

no lime tangier, Tuesday, 13 September 2016 23:13 (two years ago) Permalink

Lol

Sigue Sigue Kaputnik (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:04 (two years ago) Permalink

i always think this thread is about some hella basic ilm poster

Treeship, Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:08 (two years ago) Permalink

:-/

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:10 (two years ago) Permalink

Hearing in my head Kim Gordon saying in that one Sonic Youth song, "Goodbye Lennon, Elvis and Hendrix."

Sigue Sigue Kaputnik (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:15 (two years ago) Permalink

hendrix would've been a cool ilx poster

lennon not so much, maybe

(The Other) J.D. (J.D.), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 00:20 (two years ago) Permalink

xp that exact song came up on Spotify discover weekly just thus evening. I hadn't heard it in years.

Lennon, Elvis, Hendrix etc (dog latin), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 01:12 (two years ago) Permalink

lol dog latin

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 14 September 2016 13:11 (two years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...

http://i.imgur.com/hAtZoet.jpg

Alba, Thursday, 13 October 2016 04:15 (two years ago) Permalink

2016

yolo mostly (sleepingbag), Thursday, 13 October 2016 04:59 (two years ago) Permalink

Someone has to paint that on the side of a building somewhere.

(SNIFFING AND INDISTINCT SOBBING) (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 October 2016 09:24 (two years ago) Permalink

there's a lot to unpack there huh

2016 def the first year where memes have played a role in political campaigns

doo-doo diplomacy (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 13 October 2016 10:39 (two years ago) Permalink

All those Obama-is-really-Kenyan-here's-the-proof pics that made the rounds in 2008 weren't memes?

Tuomas, Thursday, 13 October 2016 10:52 (two years ago) Permalink

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/newsfeed/000/424/209/be8.jpg

Tuomas, Thursday, 13 October 2016 10:58 (two years ago) Permalink

Needs Boris Johnson.

chap, Thursday, 13 October 2016 10:58 (two years ago) Permalink

they're memes in the sense they're images overlaid with text which are shared online but i guess i think of 4chan-derived memes as a different animal altogether - images which involve weird, sometimes wilfully offensive humour which mutate as they're passed around and often end up with an entirely different meaning over time

doo-doo diplomacy (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:55 (two years ago) Permalink

also the kenyan-birth memes don't involve a fictional character in the same way that, say, pepe the frog or harambe memes do

doo-doo diplomacy (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 13 October 2016 11:57 (two years ago) Permalink

Harambe was real to me ;_;

Neil S, Thursday, 13 October 2016 12:01 (two years ago) Permalink

harambe is realer now as a meme than he ever was as a gorilla

doo-doo diplomacy (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 13 October 2016 12:11 (two years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

Not sure if this has been discussed before...
Have we touched on this hot little number? The song was first recorded by the band Climax in 1973,[1] but it failed to chart. It was then covered by The Righteous Brothers in 1974 and reached number three on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.[2][3]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IEemZ6-LZc

Jimi gave us rainbows
And Janis took a piece of our hearts
And Otis brought us all to the dock of the bay
Sing a song to - light my fire
Remember Jim that way,
They've all found another place,
another place to play

If you believe in forever,
Then life is just a one-night stand.
If there's a rock and roll heaven,
Well you know they've got a hell of a band,
Band,
Band!

✓ (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 7 May 2017 20:03 (one year ago) Permalink

suggest band!

Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Sunday, 7 May 2017 20:06 (one year ago) Permalink

Also, in 1981, when the Righteous Brothers appeared for a one song reunion on American Bandstand, they performed "Rock and Roll Heaven", and made it longer including new lyrics as tributes to Elvis Presley, John Lennon, and Keith Moon.

https://youtu.be/OjQPX_aOYj0?t=92

new noise, Sunday, 7 May 2017 20:12 (one year ago) Permalink

these pictures are best painted on a mirror and passed out as a prize for popping balloons with a dart at a county fair

akm, Sunday, 7 May 2017 23:06 (one year ago) Permalink

I'll win that Righteous Brothers mirror
If it fucking kills me!

✓ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 8 May 2017 01:15 (one year ago) Permalink

The Led Zeppelin managed by Pierre Menard is greater than the one managed by Peter Grant, as it must navigate an musical landscape where album sales are diminished, guitar is no longer the prestige instrument, and one of its members is dead.

pavane to the darryl of strawberry (bendy), Monday, 8 May 2017 12:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Well Michael wanted to be starting something
But David wanted ch-ch-changes instead
Whitney showed us that the greatest love
Was when Prince gave us head

It stops me from using my ghost powers and is a meatier from space (Old Lunch), Monday, 8 May 2017 12:22 (one year ago) Permalink

To me, this song (along with Peter Paul & Mary's 'I Dig Rock N' Roll Music' and Pat Boone's In a Metal Mood) has always felt a little

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BY8YIn5okX8

It stops me from using my ghost powers and is a meatier from space (Old Lunch), Monday, 8 May 2017 12:43 (one year ago) Permalink

lol @ ol

pplains, Monday, 8 May 2017 13:37 (one year ago) Permalink

how the hell have i gone my entire adult life thinking "I Dig Rock 'n' Roll Music" was the work of Sonny and Cher?

✓ (Doctor Casino), Monday, 8 May 2017 15:22 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Crossposted from SANTORUM.JPG

http://i.imgur.com/nH290Bk.jpg

pplains, Saturday, 1 July 2017 19:10 (one year ago) Permalink

the artistic distillation of In every dorm ever

﴿→ ☺ (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 1 July 2017 20:35 (one year ago) Permalink

one year passes...

You know guys, the idea of Aretha Franklin and John McCain hanging out together in the Freshman section of heaven, kinda makes me smile.

— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) August 26, 2018

Alba, Monday, 27 August 2018 20:26 (three months ago) Permalink

😐🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

my dream is to never be a champion (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 27 August 2018 20:28 (three months ago) Permalink

Doubt this will embed, but check it
https://www.facebook.com/ken.marth/videos/10155327815660239/

PaulTMA, Monday, 27 August 2018 21:35 (three months ago) Permalink

Unless the Viet Cong provided transistor radios to its prisoners, that conversation's going to be awkward.

pplains, Monday, 27 August 2018 21:47 (three months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

http://i68.tinypic.com/30rr729.jpg

"David Bowie taking a selfie up in heaven. What a fabulous picture 💖"

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Sunday, 2 December 2018 13:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is a great new twist!

Alba, Sunday, 2 December 2018 13:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Love the attention to detail!!

Karl Malone, Sunday, 2 December 2018 17:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

No Prince, no credibility.

Totally different head. Totally. (Austin), Sunday, 2 December 2018 17:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

objected to the "all white clothes" policy in Heaven

biliares now living will never buey (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 2 December 2018 17:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Obviously not true

I count at least 2.5 homos in that poster

F# A# (∞), Sunday, 2 December 2018 17:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Speaking of awful posters

obnoxious pun (ultros ultros-ghali), Sunday, 2 December 2018 17:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hahaha that is horrible

niels, Sunday, 2 December 2018 19:04 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wtf since when is janet jackson dead

crispy fun in a bun (bizarro gazzara), Sunday, 2 December 2018 19:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

if Freddy Mercury chokes you to death in heaven, where do you do next

seandalai, Sunday, 2 December 2018 21:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

there are exceptions but generally it works the same as mortal kombat 2

https://i.imgur.com/SkNo0WD.png

Karl Malone, Sunday, 2 December 2018 21:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Freddy is trying to dislodge the blockage and send Jimi back to us. Whatta guy.

eva logorrhea (bendy), Monday, 3 December 2018 12:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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