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Jimi Hendrix Experience Poster - Ellis Auditorium Amphitheatre, Memphis - Visual Conversation
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Paul Bearer & The Hearsemen Poster - D & D Roller Rink, Wenatchee
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-03-25 10:07:28
  dunno. my contacts in the various re-issue houses (norton, sundance, etc.) have never heard of them. i've worked with etiquette (and jerden and most of the old nw labels) and they've never heard of them. one of the guys (who much later died of aids. he was involved with the whiz kidz) went on to play in an old nw psych band called the surprise package. they left behind a few rather tatty singles. so, who knows? stuff may turn up someday...

Paul Bearer & The Hearsemen Poster - D & D Roller Rink, Wenatchee
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-03-25 09:27:52
  if you notice, this is the real thing - circa 1965.

Feelies Poster - Freeway Hall, Seattle - Geoff Cade
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-03-24 12:44:44
  i gotta correct a mistake i made in that last post. it was not 'the meices', it was "the meyce".

not that anybody really cares.

Feelies Poster - Freeway Hall, Seattle - Geoff Cade
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-03-24 11:20:52
  the majority of these b&w things i'm posting are from very early seattle punk (wait til i figure out how to post color stuff!)

the early punk scene in the seventies was VERY small in seattle, pretty much centered around a handful of bands/enclaves:

the whiz kidz - a glam theater rock performance gay junky crazy scene that spawned the screamers, the lewd and a buttload of others. some of the posters i put up date all the way back to 1972. folks like gorilla rose, satz (aka satin sheets), rio de janeiro, cha cha samoa, tommy gear, and especially tomata du plenty, actually helped to establish punk nationally - even playing a role in the earliest part of the dolls/cbgb/ramones/LA scenes. as far as i can tell, tomata executed the earliest true classic 'punk' poster i've ever found.

the enemy - a band that was originally known as the fruitland famine band who arrived in seattle, went punk aand opened the very first punk club in seattle back in about 77.

telepaths (who strangely morphed into bands like ministry) lived communally and maybe put on the first punk shows in seattle ('75 - '74?) and put out the very first seattle punk record back in 75.

the mentors - need i say more

the meices (later the moberlys) who were headed up by a hustler name of jim basnight and sorta spawned the first power pop stuff ins seattle around 77.

the red dress/chinas comidas/johanna went/nu-vitations scene were more a style that erupted out of artgeeks who were into james brown and hung out at hippy tavern like the rainbow. they were the genesis of the scene that eventually became popllama and hooked into the rem/tupelo/muscianship scene

the feelies with geoff cade.

as far as i can decern, these folks were the beginning of classic punk in seattle as we know it today. they all produced great posters that completely befuddled the nw. keep in mind that this was before star wars or even saturday night fever. all of this stuff eventually morphed into the 'seattle scene' that became famous.

of course, this all ignores the early nw scene of the early 60's that spawned the sonics, the wailers, the kingsmen, louie louie, the raiders, etc. etc. this might have been the ORIGINAL source of american punk, but that's up for the historians to decide.

art

Feelies Poster - Freeway Hall, Seattle - Geoff Cade
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-03-24 08:36:39
  this is from about '75 or '76. early EARLY nw punk. geoff cade suffered from a rapid mental illness, roamed the streets and quickly died. he was one of the folks who helped establish punk in seattle.

Maybellines Poster - 15th Street Tavern, Denver - Dana Collins
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-03-18 09:37:28
  keith -

i screwed up and all of these posters i put up are uncredited (i did it wrong). this poster was done by dana collins.

all of those b&w things i put up are done by others (save one) and clay is working on correcting my error (thanks, fella).

these are all posters i've managed to hold onto, either by accident, or because they turned my crank. seattle people produced an amazing collection of punk posters. the oldest of the psych posters date back to the sixties, some of the earliest punk posters here go back to the early seventies (ze whiz kidz). the screamers/mentors/telepaths posters date from the mid seventies.

all interesting stuff with no money, no technology, but a whole hell of a lot of energy and wild talent.

great stuff.

- art

ps - keep watching because when clay gets those names up, it'll turn you folks on to a whole buttload of talents you should be aware of. and i'm going to post a zillion more (including some strange early kozik stuff). then i'm going to figure out how to post color stuff. then watch out...

Fags Poster - Wrex, Seattle - Helena Rogers
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-03-08 16:59:01
  1981 or so. silkscreen. red type with black footprints. (the grey stuff is the red ink).

Student Nurse Poster - Rosco Louie, Seattle - Helena Rogers
art chantrySend art chantry a message 2003-03-08 16:57:57
  also 1980 (maybe '79.) silkscreen dayglo pnk and black.

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