Live Your Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams through These Awkward Band Publicity Photos
So, you and your buds form a band. Whatâs the first thing you do after learning the 3 chords to the song Gloria? Probably buy some 40âs, 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 canât 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, hereâs 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. Theyâre 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 thereâs a Yoko causing irreconcilable differences between Samuel and Cohen?
Â Either the Flock of Seagulls or the timidest, most, fashionable babysitters of the 1980s.
New Action. Creepy old come-ons.
Hicks never needed sound monitors. The guy second from the Â right had it covered.
Expect some serious interpretive jazz dance moves from this wily bunch.
Â 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!
Their biggest regret is no one remembered to bring the basketball.
Cheers from a band with a full head that never played flat.
Â Though the singing career never worked out, he did land a gig hosting Â “Creature Feature Movies” at 2:00 a.m. on WSBT-TV in South Bend, Indiana.
Even The Beatles weren’t prone to using mugshot photos when the funds were low.
I think that’s my grandma on the far right. Never knew she rocked that hard.
Â “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!”
Â Ladies, no one delivers an out-of-body experience quite like an effeminate 12-year-old boy band.
Hope they stretched beforehand. Someone could pull a hammy.
When you’re running late from Clown College classes and the band’s counting on you…
You might as well jump. Jump. Go ahead and Jump.
Settle down, kids. There’s enough to go around.
WARNING: Do not place in microwave.
About 30 years too early for their Game of Thrones audition.
Their most Forsaken Need was to move out of mom’s basement.
Sadly, they never found their way to Riches.
When you need a look but only have your little brother’s toy box for inspiration.
If ya ever wondered what happened to Bobby Moynihan from SNL, here he is front and center,
No one could pump out the jams like Detroit’s Billy Thruster. Unfortunately, gas prices put them out of business.
When Mormons formÂ a rock band.
I’d have to bet it’s the vilva doing the denying.