Wednesday, November 19, 2008
"Make us look cool or we won't help you out of that deep hole!"
I know, kind of a lame title for this post, but some days you have it and some days you don't. There a number of things I find comical about this photo, not the least of which is the perspective it was taken from--shot to accentuate the crotches of the band's tight-fitting jeans. Nice.
And then there's the Franknstein monster on the right who looks like he borrowed his granny's rabbit fur coat for the shoot. I mean, WTF is that?!? I may have to get an official ruling on this, but I'm pretty sure that is not metal. At all.
My final concern has to do with the odd, washed-out nature of the contrast on this--I think--B&W photo. Did they mean to make it look vaguely pink (or whatever)? And, if so, why? To obscure the fact that they were a raggedy bunch of heshers (do I see a mustache?) who had to discover the hard way that even playing in a band wasn't gonna get them any action from the ladies? Who knows.
More importantly, does anyone know who this band is?
UPDATE: My apologies to Boleslaw for getting to this update a little slowly, but you know it's the holidays and all. Anyway, congrats for FINALLY figuring out that this is Florida band Atomic Opera. I'm a little surprised it took so long since Ian Christe did a small post about the band a few years ago (which is here). Atomic Opera were contemporaries of Savatage, Siren, Nasty Savage and other mid-’80s FLA metal bands, though obviously they were all from different cities/scenes. Ian had AO's two-song demo posted at his site, but I don't know if that link is good anymore. Maybe if you ask nicely, he'll repost.
Posted by Brewtal Truth at 5:44 PM