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Originally posted by Lima96 Lima96 wrote:

Oh, and how is it possible that nobody posted any of the so many Devin Townsend's bizarre pics?

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Finally, they made a Muppet in human form.LOL
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Originally posted by Lima96 Lima96 wrote:

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Dude I laughed harder at your avatar than anything itt.
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Originally posted by darkshade darkshade wrote:

James LaRudess



At first I though he was smoking a very oddly-shaped joint.
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And the winner is... (this classic)
 
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...and this one
Picture of Peter Hammill
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Another fave (they just looked bizarre, period, back then)...
 
Picture of Van der Graaf Generator
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Originally posted by bucka001 bucka001 wrote:



And the winner is... (this classic)
 


Looks like an Alice In Wonderland acid trip. :)
Threshold still have all the goods that makes them one of the best classic rock/Prog metal bands in the world. 2014's For The Journey is worth a serious listen.
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Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:


Looks like an Alice In Wonderland acid trip. :)
 
Interesting you say that. I do know for a fact that acid was involved... That house in the background is Tony Stratton Smith (head of Charisma Records)'s house, where the band stayed and rehearsed for the album. They certainly did 'drop' a few times during that period but it wasn't, as Mojo magazine stated, a period "saturated in LSD." Mojo and media people like to refer to the Pawn Hearts phase as a massive acid era for the group (hyperbole which adds to the legend, but is totally overblown). The band told me that there were a few occasions where they did do acid together around this time, but not all the time and not even that often.
 
The photographer was Keith Morris, who also did all the classic Nick Drake photo shoots.
 
Oh, and the house was supposed to be seriously haunted.


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Originally posted by bucka001 bucka001 wrote:



Originally posted by progbethyname progbethyname wrote:

Looks like an Alice In Wonderland acid trip. :)

 
Interesting you say that. I do know for a fact that acid was involved... That house in the background is Tony Stratton Smith (head of Charisma Records)'s house, where the band stayed and rehearsed for the album. They certainly did 'drop' a few times during that period but it wasn't, as Mojo magazine stated, a period "saturated in LSD." Mojo and media people like to refer to the Pawn Hearts phase as a massive acid era for the group (hyperbole which adds to the legend, but is totally overblown). The band told me that there were a few occasions where they did do acid together around this time, but not all the time and not even that often.
 
The photographer was Keith Morris, who also did all the classic Nick Drake photo shoots.
 
Oh, and the house was supposed to be seriously haunted.



I know acid when I see it and that's it! Those guys had a ton of fun. :)

Also. Thanks for the info on this photo. Nice to know a bit of the background behind it. :)
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I had posted this one in the 'Permanent Prog Pictures Gallery' thread but it can fit here too.
Kansas' Steve Walsh circa 1977.


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Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:


GREAT PICTUREClap
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Who's that guy in the back?
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omg is that belew
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Originally posted by bucka001 bucka001 wrote:

And the winner is... (this classic)
 

"The picture inside was completely spontaneous (in form!) - originally we'd intended a picture of us playing Crowborough tennis, a VdGG invention involving the table we're standing on and the football under Dave's arm... I won't try to explain the rules, as it's quite complicated, but a very energetic game of skill!! So we took lots of shots of that (all of which are equally weird, and some of which may yet be used) and then had a few frames left, so got into the psychedelic Nazi's trip! When we saw the effect, the pose, infra red film and all, we instantly overcame any inhibitions about freaking people, and knew it HAD to be that!" - Peter Hammill
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Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

omg is that belew
Sure he is!
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King The.Crimson.King wrote:


"The picture inside was completely spontaneous (in form!) - originally we'd intended a picture of us playing Crowborough tennis, a VdGG invention involving the table we're standing on and the football under Dave's arm... I won't try to explain the rules, as it's quite complicated, but a very energetic game of skill!! So we took lots of shots of that (all of which are equally weird, and some of which may yet be used) and then had a few frames left, so got into the psychedelic Nazi's trip! When we saw the effect, the pose, infra red film and all, we instantly overcame any inhibitions about freaking people, and knew it HAD to be that!" - Peter Hammill
 
During their German tour of '71, there was a statue of Stormtroopers outside of their hotel room in Kaiserslauten (sp?). They couldn't understand it (it seemed to be glorifying that whole sordid thing). Plus, this was '71 and their labelmates, Monty Python, were taking the piss and having a laugh at Nazi Germany at every opportunity, so the young VdGG figured Germany was ripe for ridicule and decided to imitate the statue they saw. Jaxon told me that they were at that age where you'd think something like that is funny, but he said it's really not. It's just that at that age, you have to go to the absolute edge (especially if you were VdGG!!!), and they did!
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