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Ramblings and Reflections on music inspired by my promo poster collection
Bay Park Buzzy
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From: West Bay Park, San Diego, CA
Posted: 2009-07-04 12:45 am   Permalink

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On 2009-07-03 22:04, dewey-surf wrote:
Quite possibly the most influential band in my life, The Replacements



Hey Dewey-Surf, looks like we have some similar musical likes.
I have a couple more Buffalo Tom things I found to post tomorrow. I don't have that album you mentioned.

Replacements are pretty high on my list too. Maybe top 5, definitely top 10 of all time.

Here's a short thread on the
Replacements from a while back


I put my photos from that thread of my Replacements stuff here:

A couple WB radio promos, advance WB promo cassette of Please To Meet Me, Import double 12" of Please to meet me bsides..., and stamped promo vinyl of Don't Tell a Soul


Pre Sire Vinyl: Sorry Ma... and 12" of I Will Dare, import of Boink!, and two bootlegs


CD's, early twin tone 7", a couple Warner era singles, and Bob magazine 7" flexi disc


Somewhere have the original magazine too. here's the label close up:


And here's a promo poster of Don't tell a Soul:

I didn't like the Replacements much after Bob left the band. Too much Westerberg for my liking. I barely listened to anything after Pleased to Meet Me. I played the heck out of everything before that, though.

One more for Bullet:

Funny thing about those cal expo shows was that I never made it in to see the band. I just partied in the parking lot for the three days each time. A lot of my friends at that time were Deadheads and I just followed the party.


I remember when this album came out I was like WTF? I totally hated it. This one guy I worked with loved it though, and he used to play it all the time. We had a rotation thing worked out for in store stuff where each person got to play anything he/she wanted for one album's worth of time. He kept playing that album for his choice everytime, a few times a day for a couple months. He would always interrupt someone elses turn when a customer asked him if it was a good album. He'd say, "Here, let me play it for you!" and crank it. I would just cringe from the opening riffs because that album sucked and i'd hear it all the time.


I went to three Rod Stewart shows and only saw him twice. At the first one at Southwestern College, the ratio of women to men was about 90 to one. Half of those guys that were there dressed up and did their hair to look like 70's Rod. I saw one guy hanging out next to a limo before the show by will call and he looked more like Rod Stewart than the real Rod did at the time. I know that guy had to have gotten laid that night. I was sober and I thought he was the real deal. Some toasted chick must have fallen for it. the guitar player for that tour was a local guy named Steve Salas. He was in a local band a few years earlier called This Kids that played at my eighth grade graduation dance. They had to stop playing to Romantics What I like About You because we kept "slamming" to it. I went to Rod shows because I got free tickets to them without even asking. The label would call the day of the show and ask if anyone wanted to go. Turned out three times on three tours I had nothing to do the night of a Rod show. The last show I went to was at the Sports Arena and I never went to our seats. My friend and I just walked the walkway around the outer edge of the arena and looked at skanky women all night. That was the tour he was sponsored by Miller genuine Draft and wore a gold suit and had a big ensemble with him. First and second show I stayed for some of the songs. Left after maggie may first time I saw him.

I'll end this post with one of the worst posters ever:

Talk about the Who selling out! Look at that horrible outfit Roger Daltry is wearing . Urban English Cowboy. Someone on the set of that photo shoot should have walked up to him and punched him in the nuts when he was posing and said "What the hell are you doing? Look at yourself! You can't be the guy that was on Who's Next!" I liked Keith Moon Who, but never anything after him. they really bugged me when they were doing the alternating Reunion tour/ farewell tour every couple of years.

TikiShaker: I purged a lot of stuff over the years and after a couple of moves. Surprised I have as much as I do still.

Unga Bunga: I've barely scratched the surface so far. All those I posted so far were in one big roll, and I have several more rolls to go.

Anyone else have anything to add, please do!
Buzzy Out!






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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2009-07-04 11:36 pm   Permalink

Some more Buffalo Tom Goodies:
Birdbrain two sided skinny promo poster


I saw them only a couple times live. The best show was an acoustic one they played at McCabes guitar store.
I have one more album i forgot about, a live show bootleg CD, and advence cassette of Big red Letter, and a huge pile of stickers from Sleepy Eyed

I think I nabbed the stickers at a distributor's trade show thing one year. I went for a few years as the stores "General Merchandise Buyer" with the intent of "checking out new product lines on display." My real intent was to absolutely loot the place every year. I used to come back with the car stuffed full of free promo stuff and lots of other stuff I really wasn't supposed to take. It actually ended up turning into a game for us.

One of the highlights of the convention was seeing who the labels would make go and sign stuff. I used to actually ask/tell the autographers what to write to me. All the up and coming stars would sign whatever was asked, and even some of the bigger stars would too. I was really surprised when I met members of Anthrax and they played along with my requests:

I asked the first guy to write "Longhairs rule!" and he hesitated for a moment and signed it the way I asked

Emboldened, I asked the second guy to write "Jazz Sucks!" He did and embellished my request a bit:

"Jazz sucks big fuckin penal tissue." I think he meant "penile" tissue, but penal makes it even funnier.

Good times indeed!

A few more posters for today from solo dudes who were in bands before they went solo

first up from the Rolling Stones:

Not this album again! looks like it had two promo posters. One of my friends really liked this album. He drew a huge picture on his bedroom wall of the ring when he was feeling impulsive one night. I remember thinking at the time that this friend of mine had no taste.


If this album was good I would have remembered its existence.


A lot of Beatle fans thought of him as a genius. Something about an album called Smiley's Smile. Supposed to have been the Beach Boys Sgt Pepper's. The only people I remember buying this album were weirdo Beatles collector guys. They were the same guys lined up at the door the morning the Traveling Wilbury's album was released.


From Echo and the Bunnymen...I like Echo a lot. Ocean Rain was one of the first CDs I ever bought and one of my all time favorite albums. I remember having an aftershow backstage meet and greet pass to an Echo, New Order, and Gene Loves Jezebel show. When Ian came out, everyone flocked to him. New Order was just walking around with no one coming up to them at all. I got a free can of budweiser and an Echo set list I grabbed off the stage as I walked by while I was there. I didn't get the set list autographed because too many people were around him. I did get a vinyl copy of Brotherhood autographed by New Order.

And finally, from the Bongos:

I used to take any free albums the store got in that had Beatle covers on them. This was one I got because it had a cover of Cry Baby Cry and a Bowie song, Man Who Sold the World on it. It turned out to be a real good live acoustic album.



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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2009-07-10 10:35 pm   Permalink

Here are few more by some well known artists:


I think a lot of people are familar with this album. I remember being pissed at them after they sold 100 gazillion albums and appeared live on tv wearing rags. With the amount of money those dudes had at that point, they should have been wearing tuxedos on stage. I saw them at Iguana's in TJ on this tour. I rememeber being real surprised when I found out there was a hidden track on the CD. I was in Santa Cruz on a road trip for a Meat Puppets show, when my friends were talking about the first time they heard the song. I was puzzled because I heard that album a hundred times and knew for sure mine had no extra track. I went to their dorm room and heard it. I went back to work the next week and told a couple coworkers who also never heard the track about it. We pulled all the stock of cds of that album that we had, probably about 300 copies, and started opening them looking for a cd with the extra track. We noticed that one in about 25, or one in each box had a 1/4" black strip on the edge that were not on the other 24. Those cds were the ones with the extra track, which I think was called endless nameless. About a week or so after this discovery, all the cds we got in of this album forever after that, all had the extra song on them.



For the longest time all of bowies stuff was out of print in all formats. People used to happily pay $30-50 for a used copy of one of his catalog CDS on RCA. RYKO, a label I fully supported because they were the zappa label, reissued the Bowie catalog after a few years of it being unavailable. I was happy when they did it because they did all the reissues right with extra tracks and album graphics and stuff. I have all his Ryko reissues, most of his albums on RCA cd versions, a couple Mobile Fidelity vinyl albums, and just about everything on original RCA vinyl as well. Hunky Dory kicks ass. Man who sold the world rules. David Live, Pinups, and Diamond dogs are my favorites of his as well.


I saw Floyd twice on this tour. Once at the LA Sports Arena, and once at the LA Coliseum. At the coliseum show, my friend and I got separated from our ride on the way out. We walked straight to the car by a direct route and the car was gone. We looked forever and didn't find the car, so we walked to south freeway omramp and tried to hitch. Some dude in a bug stopped after about two minutes and told us to hop in. He told us he'd take us to Redondo Beach. We said sure, since it was south. When I sat in his back seat, the seat sagged and the metal seat springs made contact with the battery under the seat. It started smoking, but I knew from experience that vws always smelled like smoke in the back seat. But, right as he said,"Do you smell smoke?" flames shot up from under my legs. It seemed the fibers in the cushion caught fire from the spring/battery contact heat. I stomped the fire out on the side of the freeway. While doing this, the battery contact wire broke, so we had to bump start the car. He took us to redondo, where we went on a bizarre errand with him to a hotel that involved one of the most beautiful women I had ever seen in my life wearing hardly any clothes, who he claimed was his brothers girlfriend and was just getting off work. we took her home and he said he'd take us all the way home. At some point, it started getting real hot in the back seat. Eventually, the guy says, "Hey, that's weird, I'm flooring it and only going 50 miles per hour!" we pulled over in Costa Mesa, we thanked him, I gave him all my leftover cash($10) and wished each other luck. We bump started his bug one more time and watched it slug out of the Denny's parking lot heading back north. from there, help was only 40 minutes south and on the way for us. I got home at 8am and had to work at the deli at 9. I always felt bad for that guy, helping us out and having his car catch on fire and the engine blew. That's why you should never pick up hitchikers.



I saw them on this tour and the tour before, the red ball album tour? I never liked RUSH. The head of promotions at radio station KGB was a regular at the store and he got me some tickets for the first Rush show because they promoted the show. It was at the Sports arena. My seats ended up being second row, dead center. I remember when I got to my seats thinking, "Wow! These are great seats. Too bad I don't like Rush. I bet some rush fan would appreciate these seats. To bad they were wasted on me" I watched the whole show from there and they failed to win me over as a fan. the second time I saw them, we walked around the outside walkway the whole show and only went to the seats for the drum solo.



After I found this poster, I had absolutely no recollection of this album ever existing. I went to the record collection and actually found it, and a promo 12" of the hit. I played it and it was horrible.



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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2009-07-14 11:19 am   Permalink

Some promo posters of chicks:


Artsy because it's black and white. Nice uplight on the camel toe. Who cares about the music, right? I think the New Order bass guy was in this band. I remember listening to the album for that reason and not liking it as much as the cover photo.


What's up with her? I can't figure out in this photo if she is sexy or not? If she wants to be, she should lose some of the clothes. She's sending mixed signals like "I'm all nasty half naked ready and wet but I'm actually a modest good girl too, with my white long sleeves and unprovocative pose!" I mean she was the dethroned Ms America known for a lesbian layout in Penthouse, right? She should have stepped it up a little.


I always thought she would have been better looking if she had a tan. I got a promo album and 7" single from this album. Haven't listened to it since 1987 or 88, when it came out.

Speaking of "out"
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Bay Park Buzzy
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Posted: 2009-07-17 3:32 pm   Permalink

I'll start this post of with a few concert posters:


This is a nice thick heavy card stock poster. I'm surprised I've kept it nice for so long. I saw them at this show. They opened up for Iggy Pop on one of his A+M album tours. We had seats in about the eigth row, right on the aisle. When the band came out, we joined the crowd in moving up to thw stage. I ended up about three people back from the front. The Jam Chain played really well this night, and the show was ended in a typical set ending near riot. Jim Reid got his guitar cord and mic cord all wrapped around himself and the mic stand and he was stumble singing all over the place. Eventually he dropped his guitar and was dragging it around behind with a wall of feedback resulting. He started smashing the stage monitors with the mic stand and suddenly most of the stage power was cut. You could hear the drums and not much else as security came and pulled him off the stage. Then everyone started yelling and throwing stuff at the stage. A couple people from the crowd got up and started smashing stuff up on stage too. I was hoping there was going to be a riot, but things settled down quickly ater that. I wasn't into Iggy's new album so I left after the JAM Chain's set. I took my ticket stub up to the balcony and went to the very last row. I found some dude and his friend wearing brand new Iggy tour tshirts sitting in the shittiest seats in the house. From where I was just watching the show, this was the polar opposite. I handed the guy our stubs and said we're not Iggy fans, looks like you guys might need some better seats for the show. He thought we were trying to sell them to him, and when he found we were comping them, he was so happy he looked he was going to cry. I did that at a lot of shows where I just wanted to see the opening band. I was like a seat placement Robin Hood.


This one was sent by a silkscreening company as a sample of their product line. It has a stamped limited edition number on the back. I never checked to see if it was a real show or not. I saw the Pixies on this tour at the UCSD Price Center ballroom. They played with Bob Mould and maybe Cracker? they played really well that night. That show/album/tour was probably when they were at their peak IMO, and the last time I would see them in a smaller venue like that.



I had this one for a long time a nd cannot remember what the heck it was for? I know I didn't go to it.

last ones, non show posters:

Here's an older one I got when we were cleaning up the loft in the store. First time I heard of the B52s was in late '80 when my best friend Willie dressed as a punker for Halloween and had B52's, Gogo's and Punk Rules written on his ripped tshirt. I saw the B52s a few times, most of the details I forgot. I was done with them completely after Whammy. The times I'm sure I saw them were at Xfest at SDSU's old stadium and another at the Sports Arena with the Violent Femmes. I watched one song by them at the Sports arena show and did the walk around the outer hallway and look at skank for the rest of the show. I met some young lady there I ended up hanging out with on and off for the next year or so. I probably should have stayed in my seat or just left after the Femmes.


Another one from the Ryko reissue of the Bowie catalog. I think I only saw Bowie once, and it was an acoustic show at Mountainview called the Bridges. I think it was a two day affair. Neil Young and Pete Townsend played as well as a bunch of others I can't remember. Bowie was so good it didn't matter who else played. I'll always remember his acoustic version of Lets Dance. It made me actually like that song for the first time. I eventually got a bootleg of the show that I've been looking for for a couple days now....


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