Friday, July 15, 2011

REPOST: Longhairs With Bangs [Identified!]

UPDATE: Finally someone stepped up and nailed this one! Congrats to Avenger from one of my own personal favorite old-school metal resources, The Corroseum. This is, in fact, Wasted Morality from Santa Rosa, California, a thrash band that did precious little (other than a demo) while they were around in the late '80s and that's pretty much the end of the story. Only two posts remain unsolved.

Do these coiffs automatically qualify as mullets due to the bangs (fringe, I guess, in the UK) trimmed up to keep the hair out of their eyes? This was a very standard metal 'do in the Eighties, popularized most famously by Bruce Dickinson. Not a traditional mullet, which is short on the sides, as well, this is something of a hybrid.

These guys definitely look of an era and I'd imagine that their country of origin should at least be pretty easy. Since this is the only promo photo I've ever seen of the band, my guess is that someone else who's a regular here will recognize them at first glance.

Though I'm not entirely sure, I don't think that the dude in the lower right is wearing his own band shirt, so don't bother looking there for clues. Gotta love the flannel, though.