Friday, July 31, 2009

The Fringe Era

Ozzy used to rock the fringe back in the day, but I think most people would agree that it's not a look that should have gone past, say, 1973. And it should have been mostly relegated to stage wear (and maybe rodeos). You know, so people in the back of the room can see you better when you've got both arms raised and you're giving them the peace sign.

So, we've got these dour-lookin' fellas and, sure enough, there's a leather jacket with some fringe on it—front and center. Dude even decided that the look would be even more badass if he went shirtless. His bro on the left might actually be looking worse, however, as he seems to have a rather large white stain in the crotchal region of his pants and not even his sweet leather vest can cover that up.

The right side of the photo looks vaguely like it was lifted from an Iron Maiden promo shot cira 1979 with these Paul Di'Anno and Steve Harris look alikes.

On the plus side, it doesn't seem that these guys spent nearly as much time working on their hair as the guys in Mystic Force.

Anyone recognize, 'em?

22 comments:

Keir said...

What's with all the tucked in button-down shirts?

CRUCIFIEDforyourSINS said...

GREAT BLOG, THANKS!

ROXYMUZAK said...

3rd from left dude is pretty hot, tbh.

Boleslaw said...

Heathens Rage?

AT said...

Nope, not Heathens Rage. Great name, though,

Metal Mark said...

It's not Makbeth from Ohio is it?

AT said...

Nope, not Makbeth.

demolishmag said...

at least tell us what country these "unknown" pics are from please. ;)

these are TOUGH!

good one...

Curt King
DEMOLISH Metal Fanzine

http://demolishmag.wordpress.com/

AT said...

No chance! That's part of the fun. Hey, Curt, you oughtta check out my other blog, http://brewtaltruth.blogspot.com, there's a post over there that may interest you.

demolishmag said...

cool - are you talking about the POWERMAD article?

if so, that's weird as I just added a POWERMAD video to my Vod Player Widget for the Demolish site.

Another very under rated Midwest Band IMO!

*Hey where's the cool DEMOLISH Blog link back on the BREWTAL TRUTH pages?

I am quite the Heavy Metal beer snob these days. Started with the expected Buttwiper (Budweiser) moved to Coors Lite -whoo hoo,went on to Heineken (thought that was exotic and expensive "import" stuff when I had big hair)...
and nowadays in Chicago I am only drinking Belgian Ales, triples, doubles, quads (when I can find them)& Tripel Karmeliet, Maredsous, St. Bernardus etc.etc.

That's quite the expansion you should be proud of (except my wallet is not so happy with the 15 year migration to the "good-stuff"). ha ha!

Rock on!

Curt "crusher" King
Demolish HQ

AT said...

Just put a link up on Brewtal Truth. That blog is still a work in progress. I saw the Powermad video on your blog and thought you'd be interested in my interview with Todd Haug. Do you read Decibel Magazine? I do a beer column in there every month.

jojo said...

is it trance?

AT said...

Nope, it's not Trance.

Keir said...

The guy with the fringe is a dead ringer for Rhett Forrester (no pun intended) but I don't recognize any of the other guys. Maybe it is his solo band?

AT said...

I can see the resemblance to Rhett Forrester, but, nope, it's not him (or his solo band).

Anonymous said...

Amulance?

AT said...

Nope, it's not Amulance. Honestly, this photo has been up for so long, I barely remember who it is! We need Ian Christe to stop in and settle this once and for all!

Keir said...

At this point I think a hint is needed. Are they Dutch?

AT said...

Not Dutch. I do believe they are American. There's your clue.

Anonymous said...

Funeral Nation?

AT said...

Nope, not Funeral Nation.

Anonymous said...

Is this Nocturnus?