Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Ah on tour in England, all the chums in a cosy Combi - Happy days. Lucky no fucker had a gun!!
Top pic is the "Anglo Strike" poster and bottom pic is Ram mag full page ad. for the Flamin' Groovies tour with the lads as support. All was well until Cyril Jordan couldn't hold his piss - so to speak - and cut his hand on a broken bottle. Flamin' pisshead.
Monday, March 16, 2009
Deniz, Ron & Pip after Birdman went on to form The Visitors with Mark Sisto on vocals and Steve Harris on bass. Top poster is a pretty early one designed by Warwick Gilbert and purchased from Mark Kingsmill.
Bottom poster "The Death of the Visitors" could comfortably described as a fairly late one. The band Comrades of War was basically Birdman with Kannis on vocals, well that's what I was told.
PS: Nice "Bird-Mobile" MarkG!!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Saturday, March 7, 2009
Rob shows his Other Side with band members Mark Kingsmill (Gurus, Hitmen) and Clyde Bramley (Hoodoo Gurus and AA) in this classic poster Tour De Force with the Lipstick Killers.
Bottom Poster is an early Hitmen Diddn't Tell The Man Promo with Warwick Gilbert on 6 string and Phill Sommerville (bass) missing from pic. Ivor Hay (Saints) on drums.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Pictured together is on the left an original independent release on Trafalger (1000 copies) without a distribution deal and it's insert of the band playing. On the right is the next pressing with a distribution deal with WEA - note additional line between Play Loud and the Trafalger Logo on back cover. Insert for this one is a different band photo with printed signatures and line at bottom about further copies from you local record store or direct from the fan club.
Third copy pictured is a further 1977 pressing with third type of insert a collage on matte paper which later reappeared as part of the Overseas version insert. Correct me please if I am wrong.