Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Spot the '80s Metal Wardrobe Essentials


Let's start off by ticking off the checklist of essential "metal" accoutrements we can spot in this picture:

• Torn T-shirt (shredded to look like fringe). Check.
• Fingerless gloves. Check.
• Scarf tied around head. Check.
• Bandana around neck. Check.

I'm sure there are more that we just can't see.

A couple of other things bother me about this picture, though. First, why does the guy on the right look so scared of his bandmate's armpit hair? And second, why is blondie grabbing his bandmate's hair from behind and smiling so broadly?

My guess is that these guys are European and probably had an album or two out on some long-gone French label. Anyone?

Update: I "accidentally" discovered what band this is, and I will be stunned if anyone else gets it. Suffice to say, my guess (above) was right on the money. Good luck!

20 comments:

Hiram said...

Can't forget the Fishnet Wifebeater (top left).

AT said...

Yep. Good eye.

Helm said...

Is this Sortilège?

AT said...

No, but you're very close in a number of different ways...

borrel said...

Satan Jokers ?

AT said...

Nope, not Satan Jokers, but you're really close.

Keir said...

Attentat Rock?

AT said...

Right era, right country. Wrong band. These guys actually put out an album on a well-known (at the time) indie label, but they never really went anywhere. Keep trying...

andreas78 said...

I think it's Nightmare

AT said...

Which one??? There are about a dozen bands called Nightmare. But seriously, it's not Nightmare.

andreas78 said...

Demon Eyes?

AT said...

Nope. But a decent guess. You're on the right track.

andreas78 said...

Perhaps Fisc?But,i don't think so.The look of this band is heavier than Fisc's

Boleslaw said...

Is it Legend (the French one, of course)?

Tony said...

Warning?

AT said...

Nope. And it's not Trust either.

Tony said...

I give up. Face to Face?

Ok i give this a try but i am sure i am wrong, Ocean?

AT said...

No and no. I'd suggest you revisit the clues I provided above and also check out photos of the bands you're guessing here: http://www.metal-archives.com/. This way you can see if the band you're guessing even looks like the photo I've posted.

Wiemer said...

It's the band Stators

Wiemer said...

Ah...Too late..you already solved it...