Thursday, October 30, 2008
Glam + Moustaches = Unintended Hilarity
This one's a real gem. Ignoring for a moment just how goofy the dudes in the band look, let's focus in on the fact that this black & white photo has been touched up (waaaaaay before there was Photoshop, etc.) with some carefully placed red (clothes, guitar, lips!) and yellow (hair) highlights. And I really don't know why they did this. They should have either a) just gone with a standard B&W shot, b) gone with a color shot, or c) taken advantage of the fact that they could alter a B&W photo however they pleased and given the blond dudes really outrageously colored hair (I'm thinking parrot green, or maybe sky blue) and Fanta-orange lips.
I mean, talk about a missed opportunity.
And, yeah, I know who this band is. Suffice to say, they didn't make much of a mark in the metal world, but this photo deserves to live on in infamy, if only for its vaguely Village People vibe. Anyone else have a guess as to who it is?
Update: Here's a holiday gift for you. "Andreas78" finally figured out that this is German band Black Diamond. (Strange how many of these are German bands, no?) They put out an EP called "Faces" in 1985 on a small indie label, which curiously featured a cover that may further my Village People suggestion (see below). I also have no idea why this record was called "Faces." Anyway, two of the members of Black Diamond did go on to form Dorian Gray, who are still together and putting out records.
Posted by Brewtal Truth at 9:22 AM