Ian Hunter | Short Back N’ Sides Promo Poster

I couldn't tell you exactly when I became an Ian Hunter fan, but I suspect it was the first time I heard Mott The Hoople’s All The Young Dudes...

U2 | Rare October Promo Poster

I am so old that I remember hearing U2’s I Will Follow on the radio for the first time. So old that I remember buying their first album Boy...

The 53rd Grammy Awards | Official Recording Academy Promo Poster

Since we've been talking about award shows a bunch this week, it seemed like a good time to peck out a few words to go with this poster from...

Plasmatics | Ultra-Rare Wendy O. Williams Fan Club Poster

In 1980, I bought The Plasmatics’ first album New Hope For the Wretched. It was an import on the Stiff America label. I know this for a fact because...

The Doobie Brothers | Rare 1981 Canadian Tour Poster

Today in Questionable Decisions: It has just been announced that The Doobie Brothers are being inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. Now, before you get your...

Motörhead | Iron Fist Promo Poster

Lemmy was laid to rest four years ago this week. Fast Eddie Clarke died two years ago this week. Seems like the right time to share this promo poster...

Talking Heads | The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads 1982 Promo Poster

This week, Talking Heads — or at least someone claiming to be Talking Heads — started an Instagram account. So naturally, people immediately started nattering about a reunion tour. I'll...

Van Halen | Diver Down 1982 Promo Poster

For a band that hasn't released an album for seven years — and very likely never will again — Van Halen sure have been in the news a lot...

The Clash | London Calling Promo Poster

With the 40th anniversary of London Calling on the horizon — The Clash’s landmark, career-making double album came out Dec. 14, 1979 in the U.K., though it didn't arrive...

Pretenders | Ultra-Rare Cardboard Promo

Here's an interesting, one-of-a-kind item: A wing-shaped, die-cut promo poster for The Pretenders. It's dated 1981 and was created by their label Sire Records, so I presume it was...

Dire Straits | Rare First Album Promo Poster

Like countless other music lovers at the time, I became a Dire Straits fan the first time I heard Sultans of Swing on the radio back in 1978. I...

The Bopcats | Rare Debut Album Promo Poster

If you remember The Bopcats, congratulations! You're old like me. If you don't, here's the skinny: These Torontonians were Canada's chief contribution to the early ’80s rockabilly resurgence spearheaded...

Bob Seger | Vintage Nine Tonight Promo Poster

Now that Bob Seger is on his farewell tour, it seems like a good time to spotlight this vintage promo poster from his 1981 live album Nine Tonight. I...

Mick Jagger | 1985 She’s The Boss Promo Posters

"It looks like a Third World dictator press conference!" cracked Mick Jagger as I plunked down my Sony tape deck amid the dozens of microphones and recorders strewn on...

Tom Petty | Vintage Hard Promises Album Promo Poster

I don't have any Tom Petty stories to share that I haven't posted already. So, to go with my vintage promo poster for Petty's 1981 album Hard Promises, here...

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