perkins - that's amazing footage. i hope they showed the next step - where pete called into the audience for a drummer and they finished the set with some guy from the audience playing the drums. classic.
did they also show that amazing isle of white concert where pete and keith start playing a little game of one-up-man-ship against each other and dumfounded everybody (include themselves?) that is so impressive it brings tears to the eyes of the most jaded amongst us.
i think zach is getting older and growing up. isn't that cute? here, he's actually trying to develope an historical context by reading silly little books written by somebody else he's never met. then, he's trying to tie in what he's read with what he's experienced and what he sees. our little boy is becomeing a man! it brings a tear to my eye...
i remember my first punk poster was attacked and every copy torn from the walls by angry citizens. within 24 hours every copy was gone . i remember seeing seeing crowds of angry people walking don the streets of seattle tearing posters off the poles because the band name (dead kennedys) offended them. i remember when kozik's 'jesus barbeque" poster got censored and never used.
hard to believe anything can be shocking any more. thank god we have britney to cheer us up.
when this poster hit the walls (head shops and record shops) it was a breathe of fresh air in a stagnent corporate image filled world of total crap - very similar is feel to the way things stand right now. punk came along and erased all of that like a firestorm. all of a sudden this band and this style was gone - over - kaput. it's only recently that we even notice this poster ever existed at all. it was 30 long years ago.
but, it's a fine chromium blowout overkill thing. kelly/mouse MUST have thought the chrome was a great remark about the bright shiney phoniness of wings. and the style is exactly the style of the monster shirt company that they had at the time. it was a perfet reflection of m/k and wings and the state of rock at the moment. a sort of over-the-top death knoll comment. after this it was over (like m/k and wings and that arena rock).
it's a much better poster than popularly observed. you dig and you compare and you think and you dicover.
classic stuff. it's as shallow and empty beauty and style is a perfect match for most of the empty beautiful posters on this sight. but, we think otherwise. wait thirty years and look again.
ya know, we gotta keep a little historical perspective around here. for a lot of people, this is all being done right now for the first tiem. so, a lot of folks really don't understand the difference between the contexts the older posters were existing in. most people working today can't even think of punk as not always having been there, ya know?
the differences between old posters and today's posters are much much wider than merely the look, the band and the artist. they're from differnet cultures as well. they existed in totally foreign worlds.