Thursday, March 19, 2009

Radio Birdman In England Part 2

Top pic Sire Sampler " The Sire Machine Turns You Up" (SMP1) with Hand Of Law as track 4 on side 2.

Second pic UK release of Radios Appear (9103 332) with the 7" release What Gives BW Anglo Girl Desire (6078 617).

Bottom pic - They have come back - just like a bad curry!! 2003 tour poster.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Birdman in Mother England Pt. 1

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

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

The lads and their 7 Inchers - the good the bad an the ugly

Top pic has an original Burn My Eye EP signed by Deniz & Chris, New Race, What Gives and Breaks My Heart. Lobbed in to make up the numbers is the New Race release Crying Sun.

Bottom pic has some later releases as well as some bootlegs.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

What gives after Birdman?

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

Original Radios Appear Variations

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.

Monday, March 2, 2009

Very early poster from the Newts bar and restaurant gig, you can read about that in the book by Vivien Johnson. Ex Chris Masuak, it's definetly not a Warwick Gilbert design but what it lacks in style it must make up in rarity.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

This is what the Hitmen best of LP 78-82 nearly looked like. They were all printed but when band members saw the piss poor Survival records effort they spat and ordered them all pulped. Only 10 copies were saved which were sold by Mr Normington for $30 bucks each. Business is business!!