27 Funny, Awkward Band Publicity Photos That Rock!

Live Your Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams through These Awkward Band Publicity Photos

So, you and your buds form a band. What’s the first thing you do after learning the 3 chords to the song Gloria? Probably buy some 40’s, open the garage door and hope your noise draws a gaggle of hot chicks or dudes. Okay, well then, soon after, you go have your official band publicity photos taken by a qualified professional. But if you can’t scrimp and save enough to have it done right, you get your little sister or high school art teacher to take that all-important promotional pic every group needs.

To our joy, here’s a bunch of seriously funny and awkward band publicity photos from the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s that are as shameless as their music. Metal bands, boy bands, hair bands, rock and gospel. They’re all represented here. Lucky us! Seriously. Their weird, wacky and well worth the look. All we can say now is, “rock on and keep the dream alive.”

 

Do I sense there’s a Yoko causing irreconcilable differences between Samuel and Cohen?
27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ Samuels and Cohen

 

 Either the Flock of Seagulls or the timidest, most, fashionable babysitters of the 1980s.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ 80s kajagoogoo hair

 

New Action. Creepy old come-ons.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! new action

 

Hicks never needed sound monitors. The guy second from the  right had it covered.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! hicks

 

Expect some serious interpretive jazz dance moves from this wily bunch.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! 1970s

 

 Yeaaaaah! No one was happier to do England Dan & John Ford Coley and Bread covers at the Ramada Inn in San Mateo, CA than Hot Shot!

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! 1970s hot shot

 

Their biggest regret is no one remembered to bring the basketball.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ metal

 

Cheers from a band with a full head that never played flat.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock!

 

 Though the singing career never worked out, he did land a gig hosting  “Creature Feature Movies” at 2:00 a.m. on WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ metal

 

Even The Beatles weren’t prone to using mugshot photos when the funds were low.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ the Beatles

 

I think that’s my grandma on the far right. Never knew she rocked that hard.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ metal

 

 “Snap, Crackle ‘n’ Pop?” More like a “Honey Bunches of O My God Thankfully We Still Have Our Band Since We Failed the Chippendale Auditions!”
27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! 1970s snap, crackle 'n' pop

 

 Ladies, no one delivers an out-of-body experience quite like an effeminate 12-year-old boy band.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ the mystic groovers

 

Hope they stretched beforehand. Someone could pull a hammy.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock!

 

When you’re running late from Clown College classes and the band’s counting on you…

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock!

 

You might as well jump. Jump. Go ahead and Jump.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock!

 

Settle down, kids. There’s enough to go around.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ teenage lust

 

WARNING: Do not place in microwave.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock!

 

About 30 years too early for their Game of Thrones audition.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ metal

 

Their most Forsaken Need was to move out of mom’s basement.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ forsaken needs

 

Sadly, they never found their way to Riches.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ 1970s rags

 

When you need a look but only have your little brother’s toy box for inspiration.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ Maurice

 

If ya ever wondered what happened to Bobby Moynihan from SNL, here he is front and center,

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ metal

 

No one could pump out the jams like Detroit’s Billy Thruster. Unfortunately, gas prices put them out of business.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! billy thruster

 

When Mormons form a rock band.

27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ wild brides

 

I’d have to bet it’s the vilva doing the denying.
27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ vulva denied

 

Who else is at a total loss for words?
27 Awkward Funny Band Publicity Photos That Rock! ~ metal

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