When dealing with music all day it becomes difficult to share things without boring the pants off my family & friends, so I’ve decided to take a different angle. As I travel around purchasing various items, I often stumble upon the odd gem that amuses me & makes me question the sanity of those people in the employment of the music industry.
I’ve decided to share these 2 press shots that frankly defy the gods of reason & fashion. Let’s kick off proceedings with Bodycheck. Well I can’t make up my mind if they are a band or a dance troupe, but either way what was going through their minds?, when they agreed to sport this winning fashion catastrophe?
After googling 1 Russell Gardens, Mark Pollard looks like he’s gone into the laundrette business, as I’m sure Bodychecks outfits are dry clean only so there’s a saving to be made. Everything is wrong with this shoot, from the make-up on the Derek Griffiths look-a –like, to the cheap cut out New York skyline. I love the expression on the face of the fella in the middle on the black & white shot. I fear it’s the expression of his life flashing before him & like Arne having total recall of this unwise promotional incident. If anyone can actually find information out about them, please do share it, I’m sure Pharrell & Daft Punk would be all over this.
Onwards & upwards, moving into the murky underworld of Glam, Giggles seem to endorse a mash up look of Warriors battling a high camp Westside Story cast. So many aspects of this photo disturb me, that only a power point presentation could truly cover everything, so I’ve decided to go for a short list:
1.Paul (far left), has two significant bulges in his Lee Cooper bell bottoms, like a mythical twin knobbed Priapus (the Greek rustic fertility god…with the massive slong). The hair!, it’s a hybrid ducks arse quiff come mullet, a qullet or a mulliff, but these two points aside, Paul rocks the glam image with relative ease.
2.Jeff (second left) has two fly zips on his trousers, leading me to believe he has borrowed these from Paul “Priapus” two knobs. I can’t think of anything worse than having two sets of flies, like penis roulette, & as the inspirational Sweet Brown said “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That”. The bubble mullet works well with the snakeskin boots, so a fair to middling glam look.
3.Mal (third left)…oh Mal, they played the classic “it’s a fancy dress party” trick on you. Mal has managed to create a heady blend of Jester meets pixie meets Robin Hood meets Rudolf Nureyev meets skinhead meets escaped grotto worker. Velvet shorts, tights, contrasting Airwair, I’m hoping Mal was the front man, I’d hate to think of his amazing outfit being lost behind a Premier 5 piece drum kit.
4.Des (far right) has opted for the classic cap sleeve mechanic boiler suit look, complete with a fresh set of puma pumps, he can sense that his outfit will work well in pretty much any genre (I think Des is actually a young John Bishop?!).
Giggles “Just Another Saturday Night” glamtastic.