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 (sixteen years ago) link

Link please!

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

Newer ones even have Kurt on them sometimes

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

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

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

ohgod, huk, that's beyootiful.

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

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

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

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

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

Dusty Springfield and Bobby Darin ... together again.

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

right above Ray Charles is Christopher Moltisanti from the Sopranos.

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

they're so weird!!

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

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

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

i think we need robin to explain that one

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

shudder

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

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

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

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

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

now THAT would look great in the game room.

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

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

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

aww, "heaven's house band"

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

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

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

Why is Woody Allen in Rock and Roll Heaven?

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

"heaven's junky crash pad"

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

https://i.imgur.com/T6Rqfll.jpg

pplains, Monday, 21 September 2020 01:02 (six months ago) link

Ha Ha!

nickn, Monday, 21 September 2020 02:35 (six months ago) link

Cruel but fair.

nickn, Monday, 21 September 2020 02:36 (six months ago) link

two months pass...

this mural inside an LA boutique is the most cursed thing ever made pic.twitter.com/mxx3XQOR6Q

— #1 Rachel (@rachel) November 21, 2020

peace, man, Sunday, 22 November 2020 16:26 (four months ago) link

kind of love that

meditate in my direction (morrisp), Sunday, 29 November 2020 22:55 (four months ago) link

Unfortunately now it means that the remaining two have to fight to the death. There can be only one.

velcro-magnon (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 30 November 2020 00:37 (four months ago) link

(My money's on Ford, of course)

velcro-magnon (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 30 November 2020 00:37 (four months ago) link

Tony Daniels (who likely took the pic) is also still kicking, and can referee.

meditate in my direction (morrisp), Monday, 30 November 2020 00:49 (four months ago) link

two months pass...

https://i.imgur.com/M85pjzg.jpg

And when I did a reverse-image search to find a larger version, and the result was "Avengers eating end scene," well, that just made me hate it even more.

pplains, Monday, 15 February 2021 04:21 (two months ago) link

why is Andy Sipowicz there?

Sven Vath's scary carpet (Neil S), Monday, 15 February 2021 09:54 (two months ago) link

thought that was george costanza at the counter for a second and my immediate thought was “i must have this poster”

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Monday, 15 February 2021 12:18 (two months ago) link

why is johnny marr there?

would a nit be nice? (NickB), Monday, 15 February 2021 12:20 (two months ago) link

xp lol, same here

A Scampo Darkly (Le Bateau Ivre), Monday, 15 February 2021 12:24 (two months ago) link

Who are the Bill Murray and Richard Spencer guys supposed to be?

peace, man, Monday, 15 February 2021 12:38 (two months ago) link

this is cesar romero erasure ffs

you are like a scampicane, there's calm in your fries (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 15 February 2021 12:45 (two months ago) link

that picture turns me into the equivalent of Tuomas on the "photographed together" thread

Major D in QAnon (onimo), Monday, 15 February 2021 12:46 (two months ago) link

Richard Spencer guy is Cillian Murphy's character in Peaky Blinders

Sven Vath's scary carpet (Neil S), Monday, 15 February 2021 13:41 (two months ago) link

Lol, no Tyler Durden, no credibility.

Rocky Thee Stallion (PBKR), Monday, 15 February 2021 13:52 (two months ago) link

weirdest thing there is the idea that any of those characters would eat shawarma

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 15 February 2021 14:05 (two months ago) link

Bill Murray guy is supposed to be famous character "Pablo Escobar" from the Netflix hit, "Narcos".

pplains, Monday, 15 February 2021 14:20 (two months ago) link

If only Al Pacino had once played the Joker, we'd be set.

pplains, Monday, 15 February 2021 14:21 (two months ago) link

Was thinking the same thing

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 15 February 2021 14:24 (two months ago) link

Bill Murray guy is supposed to be famous character "Pablo Escobar" from the Netflix hit, "Narcos".

― pplains, Monday, February 15, 2021 9:20 AM (twelve minutes ago) bookmarkflaglink

My other guess would have been Marc Ruffalo from Zodiac, but he didn't have a mustache.

peace, man, Monday, 15 February 2021 14:37 (two months ago) link

the perspective is a little queasy with peaky blinders left leg there, ouch

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 15 February 2021 14:42 (two months ago) link

xp yeah I thought it was the Ruffalo too!

Sven Vath's scary carpet (Neil S), Monday, 15 February 2021 14:58 (two months ago) link

There seems to be too many jokers about these days

calzino, Monday, 15 February 2021 15:02 (two months ago) link

we need to unify the Jokers via a Joker-fied title fight

Sven Vath's scary carpet (Neil S), Monday, 15 February 2021 15:46 (two months ago) link

was this painted right before everybody beat the piss out both the jokers? can’t imagine any of these guys tolerating him

brimstead, Monday, 15 February 2021 17:35 (two months ago) link

imagine the real life visual of two guys eating greasy shawarma and french fries while wearing that makeup

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Monday, 15 February 2021 17:39 (two months ago) link

Objection: shawarma is for everyone

illumi-naughty (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 15 February 2021 18:27 (two months ago) link

Yeah, not everyone likes good food.

The return of our beloved potatoes (the table is the table), Monday, 15 February 2021 19:48 (two months ago) link

No Jack Nicholson no credibility.

Being cheap is expensive (snoball), Monday, 15 February 2021 20:45 (two months ago) link

I imagine there’s a poster like this with Jack and Caesar and Heath and Joaquin playing cards right?

brimstead, Monday, 15 February 2021 21:57 (two months ago) link

*Sighs*

Well, yeah.

https://i.imgur.com/FIFQwf7.jpg

pplains, Monday, 15 February 2021 22:07 (two months ago) link

I typed in "joker playing cards" and went, oh gosh, it's just going to give me a bunch of wildcards from playing card decks, but nope, that was the first image result.

pplains, Monday, 15 February 2021 22:08 (two months ago) link

whole internet is cursed

brimstead, Monday, 15 February 2021 22:17 (two months ago) link

Jokerception!

Is that David Bowie on the far left y/n

illumi-naughty (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 15 February 2021 22:17 (two months ago) link

I like how Leto knows he had/did the worst job

Major D in QAnon (onimo), Monday, 15 February 2021 23:48 (two months ago) link

He's not even laughing.

peace, man, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 00:08 (one month ago) link

Fun fact: I went to high school with Jared Leto. And I don't remember him at all.

illumi-naughty (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 16 February 2021 02:09 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

I was about to ask if you had sex with him, because that's all I can think about when I think about Jared Leto

it's like edging for your mind (the table is the table), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 21:36 (four weeks ago) link

I probably would have remembered that.

imagine flagons (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 16 March 2021 22:00 (four weeks ago) link

I think of this tbh:

https://i2-prod.mirror.co.uk/incoming/article8566727.ece/ALTERNATES/s615/Jared-Leto-Main.jpg

brimstead, Tuesday, 16 March 2021 22:43 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Watch with sound on for full effect.

peace, man, Sunday, 4 April 2021 15:50 (one week ago) link

Marley = Judas?

come along you starbucks lovers (taylor’s version) (morrisp), Sunday, 4 April 2021 17:12 (one week ago) link

(Also, I guess Amy W. has taken Janis’s place as the token chick in these tableaus?)

come along you starbucks lovers (taylor’s version) (morrisp), Sunday, 4 April 2021 17:14 (one week ago) link

I thought Michael Hutchence was Eddie Vedder for a sec and got really confused.

epistantophus, Sunday, 4 April 2021 21:33 (one week ago) link

If she'd illustrated it, people would have understood

Some folks weren't feeling Kerry Washington putting DMX and Prince Philip's passing in one tweet and seemingly insinuating they'd be crossing paths in the afterlife. https://t.co/Hr0hjZINqk

— theGrio.com (@theGrio) April 12, 2021

Alba, Monday, 12 April 2021 02:03 (three days ago) link


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