Teenage Head | Rare 1982 Western Canada Tour Poster

Since I wrote about the new reissue of Teenage Head’s 1983 EP Tornado the other day, it seems like a good time to show off this poster from their...

The Who | Hooligans Promo Poster

The main thing I remember about The Who’s Hooligans anthology is that I barely remember it at all. I had to look it up online to find out that...

The Tubes | Rare 1981 Completion Backward Western Canada Tour Poster

I do not remember where or when I first came across The Tubes — I suspect I saw their picture in Circus, Creem, Hit Parader or one of the...

George Thorogood | Bad To The Bone 1982 Tour Poster

You have to give George Thorogood points for consistency. I've probably seen him half a dozen times over the years, and every time he's delivered the goods. Granted, he's...

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...

Pete Townshend | All the Best Cowboys Have Chinese Eyes Rare Promo Posters

Pete Townshend once quipped that he should have won a "Stupid Title of the Year" award for the name of this 1982 solo album All the Best Cowboys Have...

Scorpions | Blackout Promo Poster

Hallo everybodee!! We are Scorpions band!! Yes!! Thank you!! And today is guitarist Rudolf Schenker’s 72nd birthday!! It's true!! He is very much old!! Thank you!! We would have...

Blue Öyster Cult | Extraterrestrial Live Poster

You really have to hand it to Blue Öyster Cult. They've definitely beaten the odds. In one form or another, they've been around for more than 50 years. They...

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...

Leon Redbone | 1980s Western Canadian Tour Poster

I was sad to read that Leon Redbone passed away last week at age 69. It wasn't a total shock; he had retired from performing a few years back,...

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...

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...

Nash the Slash | Rare 1980s Tour Posters

I am old enough not only to remember Nash the Slash, but to remember seeing the Canadian indie-rock outlier multiple times. Almost always in some tiny, grotty club or...

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...

Frank Zappa & The Mothers | Absolutely Free Promo Poster

I wish I had a great story to tell about where I got this awesome Zappa/Mothers poster, but the truth is I have absolutely no idea. I just discovered...

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