oh, and later at the same gig (they were using the stones folding "lotus stage" from the 1972 tour. in fact, they had just left the after show party to come to do this show), stewart was tossing the mike stand up as high as he could and then catching it like a baton. he finally threw it up so high it got caught in the rigging and didn't come down.
i once saw faces and they were so drunk that they kept falling down. rod stewart ended up singing flat on his back holding th mike stand directly above his head, singing up into it. the drunker they got, the better they played.
it's hard to belive that rod stewart was ever great, but he REALLY WAS fantastic once. up until the time he started going out with britt eklund. then he went all hollywood, and he turned to total shit.
kjeep in mind the historical context here. prior to these posters, NOBODY had gone for this look before (well, at least since the industrial 40's). it was actually pretty radical back then. nowadays the style has been poiunded into to ground by other people enjoying the style - old navy even self-conciously copped it (it came out in a trial that they attempted to make this very look their corporate look. they even held up some of my work). the corporate guys pounded it to death over the following ten years.
so, it may be boring as fuck, now, but 10-15 years ago, it was a real eye-opener.
this evening ffeatured 9among other things) a presentation by survival research laboratories' mark pauline.
the final poster in this season at coca was the kustom kulture poster i did. it acted as sort of the grand finale of my exploration of old industrial graphic design styles. it sort of announced that i had personally concquered the look (for better or worse).