Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.
Friday, 30 November 2007
Back in days before Kasabian, Leicester's biggest local band was iNDUSTRiE (Liam O'Driscoll, Kev Potterton & me). Okay, maybe I'm looking at it from a biased perspective but we were phenomenally good. A key component of our band life (aside from music and beer) was advertising our gigs through flyposting. Considering it was mainly wandering around the city with the posters and a bucket of paste, nights out flyposting brought some funny moments like pasting and postering a moving double-decker on Charles Street. I usually made the posters, typically taking a pertinent drawing from 2000AD or similar and using an iterative process of blowing up on a photocopier at work, re-blackening, and blowing up again (it would have been a damn site easier with scanners and access to better computers!). The following formed the basis for one of the posters - I'll have a root around in the loft some time to find others and post them here for posterity some time.
Here's a couple of crappy grainy photos of the band - my scanner is bust so these are digital photos of the prints.
The Red Branch c1987 Liam on left, Skev, Kev on right iNDUSTRiE c1993 Skev on left, Kev, Liam on right
Notice the obligatory black clothing and hair gel/spray in abundance. I really couldn't be arsed to spray my hair these days!