Are these the most awkward band photos ever?

I’ll just go right ahead and say “yes.” Dammit people, when you arrange for a PR photoshoot, do better than this. Yes, the classic Manowar poses are here, but so is Max Webster from the cover of High Class and Borrowed Shoes. The whole gallery can be found here.

No idea who this is.
Again, no idea
Nope.
Hey! Max Webster from ’77!
Can’t help you.
Any clues?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

6 thoughts on “Are these the most awkward band photos ever?

  • November 4, 2021 at 11:19 am
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    I need to hear a song from everyone of them! The white and black stockings group was definitely going for Spinal Tap meets Beetlejuice… but then the $ necklace really confuses me.

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  • November 4, 2021 at 11:57 am
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    Why wouldn’t you include band names?

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    • November 4, 2021 at 2:40 pm
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      They weren’t supplied in the original post. I recognized Max Webster, Manowar, and A Flock of Seagulls, but that’s it!

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  • November 4, 2021 at 1:29 pm
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    That looks like Jimmy Fallon on the left in the last photo!

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  • November 6, 2021 at 8:15 am
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    The bottom one is KINGPIN, what eventually became SHOTGUN MESSIAH, from Swden. Jimmy Fallon joked the guy on the left looked like him in a recent Tonight Show episode.

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