Birds, Leps, Observations & Generalities - the images and ramblings of Mark Skevington. Sometimes.

Friday, 30 November 2007

Flyposting

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!

7 comments:

John Hague said...

I think we need to see the Wham era holiday photo that some of us saw at your wedding.

Richard Fray said...

Good Lord!

Shezz said...

I remember those heady days only too well........especially with The Deadpool @ The Magazine!

Skev said...

Bloody hell - how are you?
What on earth did you Google to find this?
Whatever happened to Deadpool?
etc

Shezz said...

I'm good thanx mate! We played around as The Deadpool for a bit then I ended up as the bassist for a covers band, now I'm the vocalist for a Rock/Indie/Punk covers band with a certain Mr Jones on the keyboards......

Shezz said...

Oh - I found your blod in a very convoluted way via the LROS site.....

Shezz said...

I have located another example of your industrie artwork and a pic from the Leicester Mercury dated 21/01/94......let me have your email addy and I'll send them to you