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DESIGNER:
Gosatango  
VENUE:
The Bassline
Johannesburg
Gauteng
South Africa
 
SUBMITTED BY:
Gosatango  
2003-07-08 08:31:47
 
BANDS:
Diesel Whores
Martin Rocka And The Sick Shop



Diesel Whores Poster - The Bassline, Johannesburg - Gosatango



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EdGossageSend EdGossage a message :   this image is from some photographers website.... careful.   2004-04-08 12:27:10
benjamySend benjamy a message :   ya know i think his hands woulda been tied had he been lynched...maybe...right? i mean i dont know   2003-08-05 14:41:50
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   gosatango -
nope, not yet. pm me with the date you sent it (nad the method).
  2003-08-05 13:11:01
gosatangoSend gosatango a message :   Hey - thanks for the comments. Kozik has hit the nail on the head. It was my attempt at a Southern gothic type feel - pretty unsuccessfully if these comments are anything to go by.
The bands are rock/psychobilly bands - this was an unplugged evening where things were slowed down to a more country type pace - the hanging man seemed appropriate to the lyrical fare on offer.
It never even crossed my mind that this could be interpreted as a lynching! As far as I know lynching was never practised in South Africa, though as Art points out we do have a few other choice methods.
Art - have you received the parcel yet?
  2003-08-05 13:01:27
standardSend standard a message :   This poster was submitted sideways. The man is actually lying down. You mistook the horizon line as a rope. The dark area on the right is obviously the root structure of a tree and a large long-forgotten white beach ball buried about ten feet under the ground.   2003-08-05 12:59:10
kozikSend kozik a message :   hm...seems to me that this is supposed to be a lonely suicide at night...the 'moon' and tree seems to give it a gothic feel....
doesnt say 'lynching' as usually in a good old fashion lynching there would be a sign on the guy or at least a crowd of tobacco chewers or whatever.
also..the font is trying to be 'southern gothic'...t me this is an attempt at a 'morbid Nick-Cabe-esque' sort of deal. -my 2 krugerrands
  2003-08-05 12:34:34
GrzecaSend Grzeca a message :   I cant tell what kind of hair it is from the silhouette.
"Necklacing" is the practice you are referring to, Art. Truly horrific.
  2003-08-05 12:24:45
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   besides, 'lynching' was a practice of (famously) the southern u.s. when i think of racial murder in south africa, i think "south african necktie" and a few other horrid things. was lynching a south african 'activity'?   2003-08-05 12:05:58
MaximumFluorideSend MaximumFluoride a message :   I don't like how the text runs over his feet. It kills the idea he is really hanging. Kind of grounds hima little. Would have been cool if there was space under his feet.   2003-08-05 12:05:04
art chantrySend art chantry a message :   if you look at the 'haircut' of the dead guy, he's got long wavy hair, so it can't be a 'blackman'.
besides, if you didn't know this band has connection to a country that recently underwent racial strife (still does), does it still have racist implications?
methinks you are reading waaaaay too much into this. all i see is a hung man. there is nothing that refers to racism in any way.
  2003-08-05 12:02:24
EMEKSend EMEK a message :   This poster is from South Africa?! The image has a whole different connotation there. Hanging a black man from a tree is not cool. :o   2003-08-05 11:52:53
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