Poster Wars: 1980s Liverpool Bands Slug It Out On The Street.
Liverpool band Poster Wars (© Nancyo23)
I was interested to come across the above photo recently.
Taken in 1984, in Liverpool (outside the pre-renovation Jacaranda Pub, where the Beatles used to play), it shows a poster for Frankie Goes to Hollywood’s Two Tribes single, which has been plastered over with The Mighty Wah! (formerly Wah! Heat) posters. This small piece of fly-posting upmanship is reminiscent of some aspects of the Eric’s-centred Liverpool band scene, where members of both Wah! and Frankie Goes to Hollywood were members and regulars, although by 1984, of course, Eric’s was long gone.
Later that year Frankie Goes To Hollywood had had the last laugh when Two Tribes went straight in at Number One in the UK charts.
Another of the photographer’s images on her Flikr site shows adverts for the Damned, Killing Joke and Howard Jones who were playing somewhere in Liverpool.
I did some research and discovered Killing Joke played the Royal Court Theatre in Liverpool on 20 December 1983, the Damned played the same venue on the 27th December, as did Howard Jones, also in December, dating this photo to the end of 1983 or early 1984.
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