ya know, if i were smart, i'd start collecting old punk flyers by hernandez, pettibone, panter, stark, kerri, and the other classics and put them in a sfety deposit box. THAT stuff is going to be worth a mint someday.
this was big black's infamous final show at the (antique) georgetown steamplant in seattle. when was that? 90? it was held inside the steamplant itself with all of the ancient copper boilers (it's a national historic building) with the most incredibly loud sharp echoing acoustics ever heard by man. combine that with big black's final earsplitting efforts (even smashed their equipment) and i'll bet a third of seattle's hipster squad went deaf. it was amazing.
i think larry reid or dennis white did this poster (probabl;y larry reid, but thta's rocket typesetting on it, so that's why i think dennis may have had something to do with it). the image is obviously lifted directly from and old black cat firecracker poster. there was a stash of those posters at an old junk store in pioneer square and every hipster worth their salt had one hanging on their wall. so, this became an iconic image to use for an iconic show/episode.