Band photos where one member refuses to play along

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good old bill

http://991.com/NewGallery/Rolling-Stones-Brown-Sugar---Rec-537013.jpg

brio, Monday, 18 March 2013 20:53 (four years ago) Permalink

more like sourfrown stinkens amirite

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 18 March 2013 21:27 (four years ago) Permalink

also: second one looks like a still from a harlem shake vid

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 18 March 2013 21:28 (four years ago) Permalink

Harlem shake shake shake to the trumpet

kinder, Monday, 18 March 2013 22:40 (four years ago) Permalink

http://l.wigflip.com/12GkyjhH/roflbot.jpg

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:42 (four years ago) Permalink

Each one of the photos of Alabama is like the "Many Stages of Kenny Powers"

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:47 (four years ago) Permalink

http://glisco.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/when-saints-go-machine.jpg
When Saints Go Machine

pssstttt, Hey you (dog latin), Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:53 (four years ago) Permalink

GEICO Caveman on far right?

That elusive North American wood-ape (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:57 (four years ago) Permalink

reminds me of this one, which looks a bit like morten's trying to pee when somebody suddenly takes the photo
http://www.whoateallthepies.tv/aha1.jpg

chilli, Tuesday, 19 March 2013 21:11 (four years ago) Permalink

alabama is so weird

ums (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 19 March 2013 22:03 (four years ago) Permalink

seems like the guy to party with

Ask The Answer Man (sexyDancer), Wednesday, 20 March 2013 15:54 (four years ago) Permalink

I hope Mr. Mister had some burly guy in overalls playing drums for them.

pplains, Wednesday, 20 March 2013 15:59 (four years ago) Permalink

was just gonna post that one

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 22 March 2013 15:15 (four years ago) Permalink

Sorry, I suck.

SongOfSam, Friday, 22 March 2013 18:36 (four years ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/Vwzty0c.jpg

JRN, Friday, 22 March 2013 22:40 (four years ago) Permalink

is everyone in Blondie 5'2"?

Poliopolice, Friday, 22 March 2013 23:06 (four years ago) Permalink

I like the smashing pumpkins one.. the one guy being asian while the others are round eyes.. get with it dude! ;p

SeanWayne, Saturday, 23 March 2013 17:33 (four years ago) Permalink

oh I thought one of them was being a chick

gentle german fatherly voice (President Keyes), Saturday, 23 March 2013 18:23 (four years ago) Permalink

Haha who's the band in the children's playground photo above?

badg, Saturday, 23 March 2013 18:35 (four years ago) Permalink

isn't it flowered up ?

mark e, Saturday, 23 March 2013 18:37 (four years ago) Permalink

Honorable mentions to this thread: Flavor Flav, Mick Mars, Neil Young, Stu Sutcliff

pplains, Saturday, 23 March 2013 20:41 (four years ago) Permalink

It's The Farm surely?

kraudive, Saturday, 23 March 2013 22:44 (four years ago) Permalink

Flowered Up it is. Barry Mooncult is the one not playing along, but perhaps living up to his name

'Separate Lives', by Phil Collins & Marilyn Manson (PaulTMA), Sunday, 24 March 2013 17:50 (four years ago) Permalink

In that Limp Bizkit one, I think Les is the only one who is playing along.

Mike Dixn, Sunday, 24 March 2013 18:44 (four years ago) Permalink

<i>Honorable mentions to this thread: Flavor Flav, Mick Mars, Neil Young, Stu Sutcliff</i>
, Frank Beard

Mike Dixn, Sunday, 24 March 2013 18:45 (four years ago) Permalink

sadly p much none of these fit the criteria set out by the thread title.

So: The Answers (or something), Sunday, 24 March 2013 19:56 (four years ago) Permalink

JRN's photo was already top notch before I knew that it was Limp Bizkit, now that I know, well.

a similar stunt failed to work with a cow (Merdeyeux), Monday, 25 March 2013 19:03 (four years ago) Permalink

feel like there are loads of metal pics like this

fit and working again, Monday, 25 March 2013 20:34 (four years ago) Permalink

always felt this about roxy's first bass player on the inner sleeve of their debut:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ASDAbyfkV6E/ToqLXmjEZvI/AAAAAAAAACQ/yDFVHs0Lnho/s1600/Roxy%2BMusic%2Broxy.jpg

fit and working again, Monday, 25 March 2013 20:37 (four years ago) Permalink

You might even be able to make an argument for Eno on the next gatefold:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-pNAamvhLKlg/TfApKpCuV7I/AAAAAAAAAYE/8cY0nfWm4ZQ/s1600/roxy%2Bmusic%2Bfor%2Byour%2Bpleasure%2Bgatefold.JPG

pplains, Monday, 25 March 2013 21:07 (four years ago) Permalink

I wish roxy actually looked like that. three lefties!

fact checking cuz, Monday, 25 March 2013 21:32 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

http://i.imgur.com/c9fcijr.jpg

hhoffman, Wednesday, 18 February 2015 11:29 (two years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

What a catalogue of fashion horrors this is

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 22 June 2015 22:11 (two years ago) Permalink

^The dude second from right is just not thrilled

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Monday, 22 June 2015 22:14 (two years ago) Permalink

ha, Jon Moss always looked like that in group photos

http://www.theblitzkids.com/files/ccfoundryphotoarchive0e.jpg

soref, Monday, 22 June 2015 22:33 (two years ago) Permalink

otm, moss is culture club's charlie watts in that regard

difficult-difficult lemon-difficult (VegemiteGrrl), Monday, 22 June 2015 22:48 (two years ago) Permalink

It's rare for old-ish groups not to look awkard/weird/sad in pics, but that Culture Club one is great. As soref points out, the Jon Moss scowl is eternal, and the others look completely alive.

The New Order one is typical: stiff, lifeless blokes in shades (only Gillian looking awake).

Eyeball Kicks, Monday, 22 June 2015 22:54 (two years ago) Permalink

Is that a new-new CC photo? George looks great

back once again with the panel behaviour (sic), Monday, 22 June 2015 23:18 (two years ago) Permalink

I was just about to post that! I've had a huge affection for him since I read his autobiography and it warms me to see him looking so well.

from batman to balloon dog (carl agatha), Tuesday, 23 June 2015 00:41 (two years ago) Permalink

yeah, that CC pic is from last year.

RAP GAME SHANI DAVIS (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 23 June 2015 00:50 (two years ago) Permalink

Jon Moss may scowl(ish) in photos, but he mugs like crazy in videos.

Mark G, Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:07 (two years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Sumerlands

http://www.noecho.net/uploads/wysiwyg/sumerlands-band.jpg

alpine static, Thursday, 15 September 2016 06:47 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Agreed, the middle dude should grow some facial hair.

Tuomas, Thursday, 15 September 2016 08:51 (eleven months ago) Permalink

No, talking about the guy on the right with the earring.

pplains, Thursday, 15 September 2016 13:23 (eleven months ago) Permalink

that one looks kind of like it could be "Band photos where the band poses alongside their dad"

soref, Friday, 16 September 2016 03:15 (eleven months ago) Permalink

http://cdn.pitchfork.com/blog/1309/0f6010ee.jpg

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 07:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

It's not her fault she wasn't born with balls!

Tuomas, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 08:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

Residents t-shirt, sweet.

(SNIFFING AND INDISTINCT SOBBING) (Tom D.), Tuesday, 4 October 2016 10:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

(Don't forget to click the Talking Heads pic - it leads to a great piece on the Heads' evolution to 1980/Remain in Light by tylerw)

willem, Tuesday, 4 October 2016 14:52 (ten months ago) Permalink

In that Grateful Dead cover, maybe that one dude is the workingman?

Tuomas, Wednesday, 5 October 2016 06:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

According to this post, the guy sitting down in the Dead album cover photo is Bill Kreutzmann.


...they were bitching and griping about having to stand out in the street looking like that, getting their picture taken. That's why it came out so well! Billy got so pissed off he just went back and sat in a doorway. We were at a bus stop and he was actually going to get on the next bus!

enochroot, Wednesday, 5 October 2016 12:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Lushlife:
https://bandcampblog.files.wordpress.com/2016/06/lushlife-600.jpg?w=600

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 25 October 2016 13:44 (nine months ago) Permalink

that one looks kind of like it could be "Band photos where the band poses alongside their dad"

― soref, Thursday, September 15, 2016 11:15 PM (one month ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

"My son here says your son borrowed his bike and won't give it back"

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54da7ffbe4b06c67da90bea3/t/572b822420c647f8820040f6/1462469220684/?format=750w

Wimmels, Tuesday, 25 October 2016 16:56 (nine months ago) Permalink

every single picture of Sumerland seems to conform to this model of "we're all wearing black jeans and band t-shirts except the one guy who isn't (who may or may not be our dad)(he also has keys hanging from his belt)"

http://www.noecho.net/uploads/wysiwyg/sumerlands-band.jpg

http://metalinvader.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/sumerlands.jpg

http://newmillenniummusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/65f55483-0105-470a-acb5-734fe361d814-700x467.jpg

- SOLO - Pink Dolphin, Bubbling Cassina (frog), Indris, Monkeys, Tiger (soref), Wednesday, 26 October 2016 11:58 (nine months ago) Permalink

"...and his name was Frank HAT!"

Horizontal Superman is invulnerable (aldo), Wednesday, 26 October 2016 12:18 (nine months ago) Permalink

hahaha.

And those keys, man. The era of cellphone holsters passed too quickly.

pplains, Wednesday, 26 October 2016 13:19 (nine months ago) Permalink

xpost lol at frank hat

in twelve parts (lamonti), Tuesday, 1 November 2016 17:17 (nine months ago) Permalink

three months pass...

man u can do anything with corel draw

Flamenco Drop (VegemiteGrrl), Sunday, 5 February 2017 21:55 (six months ago) Permalink

Who's not playing along in the Wilburys?

dinnerboat, Monday, 6 February 2017 22:33 (six months ago) Permalink

I see two alternative options:

* The guy on the lower right refused to wear a white shirt.
* The guy on the upper right didn't want to dye his hair black.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 10:41 (six months ago) Permalink

Though TBH it looks like the middle guy and the guy on the upper left are the only ones who're really playing along: they look pretty much identical, right down to the hairstyle and beard. The left guy's shades are the only distinguishing feature.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 10:44 (six months ago) Permalink

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

tonga, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 13:04 (six months ago) Permalink

lol

ArchCarrier, Tuesday, 7 February 2017 13:23 (six months ago) Permalink

dying @ "the middle guy and the guy on the upper left"

though she denies it to the press, (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 7 February 2017 13:32 (six months ago) Permalink

five months pass...

https://rbma.imgix.net/Front_242_Primavera_Sound-1.a835afa8.jpg

and yes, thanks to the 'angry industrial' thread for leading me to this example.

mark e, Monday, 24 July 2017 19:58 (four weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Whenever bands ask me for examples of a "good press photo" I send them this pic.twitter.com/XESQsSqwnh

— Emilio Herce🦉 (@emilioherce) August 10, 2017

soref, Saturday, 12 August 2017 13:05 (one week ago) Permalink

xpost I'd argue that the one dude's lack of sunglasses is less egregious that the other dude's Star Wars shirt poking out of his hoodie.

Say, I Heard You Had a Quarrel With Your Best Girl (Old Lunch), Saturday, 12 August 2017 13:48 (one week ago) Permalink

(in significantly worse refusing-to-play-along news, exene did not sing harmonies with john when he sang the national anthem.)

fact checking cuz, Friday, 18 August 2017 15:34 (three days ago) Permalink


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