Monday, October 26, 2009

Leather Boys


Love the fact that these dudes are all about the black leather. They all have at least one piece of leather (or perhaps "pleather") clothing on. In addition, they have the requisite studded wristbands and belts. Yep, this is a metal band. No question about that.

Blondie was sporting his own band's T-shirt, so I (now that I have mastered the incredibly difficult tasking of using the "Magic Eraser" tool in Photoshop) had to black that out. The graphic on the Tee is still visible, but good luck using that to figure it out.

Best thing about this photo is that the dudes seem to be arranged by height from shortest to tallest. The guy on the right seems like a giant compared to his bandmates, although maybe that's just the camera perspective.

Have at it...

Update: So, "Anonymous" has correctly ID'd these guys as Savage Steel from Mississaugua, Ontario (Canada). Yet another New Renaissance Records band from the mid '80s. I'll refer you to all my previous New Ren band posts as to how I feel about SS. They may have been a decent band but you wouldn't have known it by the terrible recording and even worse album artwork on that first album. Witness:

15 comments:

Victhor The Viking said...

Leatherwolf?

AT said...

Nope, not Leatherwolf, although that would be appropriate considering how they're decked out.

Victhor The Viking said...

They look really familiar. Like crazy familiar. Is it After Dark. How obscure is that....

AT said...

That's pretty obscure, and also incorrect. My guess is you probably have one of this band's albums, but you probably only listened to it once.

Victhor The Viking said...

How about TNT from Norway?

AT said...

You need to think waaaaay more obscure. Like indie-label obscure.

ROXYMUZAK said...

I was just coming to post how familiar they look. I see it's a popular sentiment.

Victhor The Viking said...

Ohh is it Raven?

Keir said...

I'll guess Damien Thorne (pretty sure they were a 4-piece at some point in their career).

AT said...

@Victhor, not Raven. They were mostly a 3-piece.

@Keir, not Damien Thorne either.

Keep trying!

Anonymous said...

its a band called Savage Steel..i never heard em,but i had a magazine that had em in it and i dunno how the fuck i remember that

i mean,if im right of course..

Victhor The Viking said...

That's it Savage Steel! Damn! I wish I would have gotten it sooner!

AT said...

Yep, Anonymous was correct. This is Savage Steel.

Anonymous said...

the artwork for this album features a character whos skull fappeared on tons of new renaissance or whoevers release in the mid/late 80s. that artist i think only just knew how to draw that skull.

Alcolm X said...

I had the privilege of seeing SAVAGE STEEL a few times and believe me, that crappy record is way better than they were live!