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Anyone know where I can find images of the different stage backdrops and set ups they used on each tour?
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Strat35 wrote:
23 Nov 2020, 11:39am
Anyone know where I can find images of the different stage backdrops and set ups they used on each tour?
Thanks
Good question! The flag backdrop is one of my favs.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Hello,

I remember the camouflage one and the monitors for Clash Mark II - sorry, I'm not much help!

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1977 - White Riot Tour
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1978, not sure how long they had this
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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June 1980 - some sort of smokestack silhouette
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Fall 1981 (I think) - Graffiti backdrop.
http://clashphotorockers.free.fr/images ... rock01.jpg
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Bonds 1981 - Metallic siding?
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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matedog wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 2:49pm
Bonds 1981 - Metallic siding?
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It's the corrugated iron mentioned in Let's Go Crazy.
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Kory wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 3:22pm
matedog wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 2:49pm
Bonds 1981 - Metallic siding?
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It's the corrugated iron mentioned in Let's Go Crazy.
Shortly before it left the band to pursue a solo career covering up seating at Shea Stadium.
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Silent Majority wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 6:11pm
Kory wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 3:22pm
matedog wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 2:49pm
Bonds 1981 - Metallic siding?
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It's the corrugated iron mentioned in Let's Go Crazy.
Shortly before it left the band to pursue a solo career covering up seating at Shea Stadium.
Finally ending its working life in disgrace as the background on the cover of CTC.
WWK: I feel confident we haven't heard the last from Dr. Harvey Camel.

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matedog wrote:
24 Nov 2020, 2:44pm
June 1980 - some sort of smokestack silhouette
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Never noticed that they had this backdrop on Fridays:
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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1984 TV racks:
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Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Interesting update on Futura 2000, who sometimes live spray-painted backdrops during performances:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/09/arts ... shion.html

As you might suss from the article, or already knew, he goes by just Futura now, as the "2000" lost its futuristic vibe about two decades ago. :wink:
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