JANES ADDICTION at the Unicorn...heres a pretty good guess at why the owners hated this poster: First off, they werent really 'punk' at all. I knew those guys...they were these 2 Mexican guys that owned the club. Bunch used to bring his shows (TAB) to their building cause they were kinda cheap and like, 'alternative' or whatever was not 'hot' then...it was like a little nasty scene. It used to be an old Kroger grocery store and was like...in the hood. But it was on a major freeway/road intersection. Anyways, they were Mexican guys and like hardcore Catholics. Thats probably what pissed them off about it. One dude wore a Mary pendant on his gold chain...so I bet this poster really got him mad.
The UNICORN is still standing there, but now it's like half laundromat and half 99cents store. For years...over a decade, it was empty and was just wasting away. Then, they tried to open part of it back as a club called EL UNICORNIO (true story). 1990-93...that place was ground zero in Houston for all those good shows...TAB brought them all to town. Public Enemy/Anthrax was the best show I ever saw there...probably the best Ive ever seen anywhere. UNICORN could be a dangerous place. A lot of stuff to get into. I broke my ankle there once. Anyways...
you are not alone! "any way you want it" rocks. that's the song rodney cranks up on his golf bag radio in caddyshack.
my apologies for making a comment that has nothing to do with the poster here. ah, how the mind strays....
technical: this is a 3 color offset. I drew the linework and then had 3 blulines made. I then spent a couple of days with a colorwheel and various %'s of zipatone and cut in all the colors as C M Y seps.
old school. I did this in '90 before I had any access to silkscreening.
i'ts 13" 19".
the venue hated it because it had a penis. It was funny to me, they where really into being 'punk' yet drew the line at pene.
I thought it suited the band because JA was sort of 'bisexual' feeling at the time.
i submitted this after i noticed this wasn't on here after someone made a comment about the couple of flyers i submitted that were also from this same show.
this is one of the earliest pieces of Frank's work i remember really liking, since a bootleg Jane's cd i have had since '92 or '93 included this one and another poster in a double cd set that is the size of a cd booklet, when unfolded shows the poster.