Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Clinic in How Not To Look in a Metal Promo Photo


Took me a good five minutes to stop laughing so that I was able to type anything coherent. Even still, I don't know that I have anything to really say about this that you're not gonna immediately spot (and love) yourself.

I will note that, while it might have been a good money-saving tactic to get the group photo taken at Kmart, the results are less than "pro." In fact, this band, which may have actually been decent (and I stress may), basically assured itself that it would not be taken seriously.

Anyway, I know who these guys are, so there's no mystery there. But let's see if anyone else out there has a clue. Good luck.

Update: So, all it took to figure this one out was to post a picture of Toranaga, the band that the dude in the upper right, Mark Duffy, went on to front in the late '80s. This dodgy-looking bunch is, in fact, Millennium, who were sort of latecomers in the NWOBHM. They contributed to the "Pure Overkill" compilation in 1983 and released their self-titled 10-song debut on Guardian Records back in 1984. They continued to slug it out and record demos until 1987. Eventually Duffy joined Toranaga, after answering an ad in a UK rock magazine, and I have no idea what happened to his former bandmates. Duffy is still in the music biz and his latest project is called Face the Unknown.

8 comments:

Invisible Oranges said...

Wow. Just wow. Blonde in the middle came straight from the WWF. Or the hair salon.

Helm said...

Dude on the back to the left with the scarf has a tragic face for metal. This band probably rocks. The uglier the better usually!

Keir said...

I have to agree with Helm. Would like to know who these guys are. I haven't got a clue.

Helm said...

Yeah nothing here either!

roxymuzak said...

Dude, it's rough when the least lollable guy in your metal band is Mr. Back and to the Right there.

AT said...

Believe it or not, that dude was the lead vocalist and he later went on to front a much higher profile band. There's a rather vague hint for you all.

lynott said...

clockwise from top left...paul mcartney and gary glitter's love child,gary shea from Alcatrazz,dave meniketti trying to earn gas money,vince neil's drunk reflection and chuck the dude who sat behind me in math class.

ROXYMUZAK said...

Just realized that Dude That Sat Behind Me In Math Class looks a hell of a lot like famous ILX troll Calum Waddell.