Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Writing band logos

I remember around 1983 I was riding in the car with my parents through West Virginia after we had dropped my brother off at college in Kentucky. On a huge rock off to the side of the interstate I saw a Krokus logo painted in red spray paint on the rock. It was huge and it was honsetly well done. I wondered how this person had time to get it done and make it look good. I wasn't listening to Krokus at the time, but I tucked the name away because the logo made an impression on me. Okay here are some semi-related questions and I am not promoting this, but just curious.

1-Have you ever spray painted a band logo somewhere? If so then what band?

2-Did you ever write a band logo on a book? (I mean the book not a remmovable cover)
If so then what band was it?

12 Comments:

Blogger OnMyWatch said...

1. Yes, painted Van Halen's on the side of a car wash.

2. didn't write on books, too afraid of the nuns. ;)

8:05 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

I wasn't going to be the first to admit to doing this so now I can write.

1-I wrote Metal Church, GBH, the Exploited and Megadeth on the side of a bridge and I wrote Venom under a different bridge.

2-I don't think I did. I used paper grocery bags to make book covers so I could just put logos all over them.

8:13 AM  
Blogger DPTH International said...

I've always like Twisted Sisters logo, especially with bones so I would draw that everywhere. I was never brave enough for spray paint.

10:20 AM  
Blogger BeckEye said...

I have written band logos on my school books before. The Van Halen one was pretty easy. Of course I had to do Twisted Sister because it was, again, easy. Um, and then I uh, did the Duran Duran one a few times. :)

10:45 AM  
Blogger OnMyWatch said...

We used paperbag book covers too, and in that case, mostly had Kiss, AC/DC, and VH - obviously, I wasn't much of an artist. :)

11:18 AM  
Blogger :P fuzzbox said...

No to both questions but I do have a band logo tat. That is more permanent than a tag.

1:00 PM  
Blogger David Amulet said...

Krokus? Of all the bands inspiring the kind of loyalty and love that would drive such a monumental tribute, Krokus is probably in the second or third hundred.

I have seen huge Metallica and GnR and Van Halen logos spray painted on various bridges/sidewalks. But not Krokus.

I don't think I ever defaced a book COVER. The pages inside often have scribbling and scrawling all over them, though.

-- david

2:01 PM  
Anonymous Rhodeislandrock said...

1. I admit to doing a huge KISS logo with some friends under a bridge back in high school. It has since been painted over. I also drew a decent sized KISS logo on the back wall of my stockroom at Pier One Imports about 15 years ago. I was a mgr there so I knew where to put it so my boss wouldn't see it.

2. I had nuns so paper bags covered the books. I used to do dead on logos of KISS, Priest, Maiden, Twisted Sister, Van Halen, Scorpions, etc.

I gotta say that seeing a huge Krokus logo on a rock would be odd. Aside from myself, I never knew anyone into Krokus back in the day. I did write their name on my textbook covers though.

2:07 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

onmywatch-It sounds like nuns were scary in school.

dpth-I like the spraypaint TS they had on the Comeout and play sleeve where it takes up a whole wall.

Beckeye-I drew many a VH and TS in high school.

Fuzz-It is a KISS army logo?

David and Steve-Looking back I am surprised it was Krokus as well. Just one loyal fan I guess.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Rhodeislandrock said...

Mark - It might not have been a loyal fan but Krokus themselves! Imagine them hitting the streets to promote the band, spraypaint cans in hand, to the music of HEADHUNTER.

8:59 AM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Steve-That would have made a good video in 1983.

9:09 AM  
Blogger Ray Van Horn, Jr. said...

On the train tracks I walked to work on, someone had spray painted a large "JP" in the Judas Priest letters on the back of a warehouse that I really loved. I never really did anything with spray paint except for a fort we'd made. I remember when you spray-painted those logos!

And you and I always made a sport out of decorating our book covers with band names. It was fashionable to try and get the TS Twisted Sister logo down right, and the Metallica logo was always hip... I even decorated my big blue binders with band logos...I used to write every band I could think of on my books....if I couldn't do their logo, I just wrote the band name. I remember some of my textbooks had the imprints from the cover...that was awesome.

6:12 AM  

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