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Subject: 63 Vintage Ads & Posters Of Rock Bands

Written By: gumbypiz on 10/13/12 at 2:58 pm

63 Vintage Ads for Rock Bands of the 80's & 90's.
I worked at various record stores from '88 to '97, so I remember about 90% of these.

I remember fighting over these posters that were on the walls of the store with the other employees when it was the time to take them down. Some others, like the Smiths and Cure stuff, I actaully paid $$ to own. Some of these I still own, rolled up in storage tubes somewhere.

I miss the free swag and promos you could get working at a record store. 8)


Subject: Re: 63 Vintage Ads & Posters Of Rock Bands

Written By: whistledog on 10/15/12 at 8:09 am

Those are cool.  That Jane's Addiction one is a little risqué.  I can only imagine seeing that on the wall in a record store

Subject: Re: 63 Vintage Ads & Posters Of Rock Bands

Written By: Howard on 10/15/12 at 7:30 pm

way cool Gumby.  :)

Subject: Re: 63 Vintage Ads & Posters Of Rock Bands

Written By: gumbypiz on 10/15/12 at 7:43 pm


Those are cool.  That Jane's Addiction one is a little risqué.  I can only imagine seeing that on the wall in a record store

Jane's Addition RItual De Lo Habitual cover art (by band leader Perry Farrel) was a bit of a controversy when it came out.

Wal & K Marts, and the more corporate record stores refused to display the original cover, Farrel was not happy with having to change his cover art, so another one the "clean" one was created.
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/9/9c/Jane%27s_Addiction-Ritual_de_lo_Habitual_%28clean_cover%29.jpg

It was blank with a text of the first amendment noting free speech, and this on the back:
"Hitler's syphilis-ridden dreams almost came true. How could it happen? By taking control of the media. An entire country was led by a lunatic... We must protect our First Amendment, before sick dreams become law. Nobody made fun of Hitler??!"

The store I worked at had the original cover art (we called it the "porn cover") on the wall with a big black "CENSORED" banner over the naughty bits. We sold CD's and LP's with both covers. I think an LP with the "clean" cover is actually worth more $$ now and more collectable.

A lot of hoo-haw over a so-so album IMO, it had a few hits (Been Caught Stealing & Stop) but the rest of the album was a wash. :P

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