Monday, July 23, 2012

Heavy metal and hard rock posters in movies

I wrote a post in record stores in movies some years ago and of course some of those record stores had metal and hard rock posters on their walls. This time around I was thinking about movies that have scenes where the bedrooms have metal or hard rock posters on the walls. I was thinking of this topic I was watching some 80's movie the other day (I think it was the not so impressive Valley Girl) where next to the pop band posters was a poster for Coney Hatch's first album. I tried thinking of movies where characters had hard rock or metal posters on their wall. So you'd think the 80's would be the time to focus on for finding these in movies. Trick or treat from 1986 is the main film that comes to mind for metal posters. Marc Price's character Eddie had metal posters everywhere including Anthrax, Raven, Lizzy Borden, Ozzy, KISS, Judas Priest, Twisted Sister, Motley Crue. A cool part except *spoiler alert* he eventually rips them down which was a heartbreaking scene for any metal fan. In Wayne's World Garth had posters of Judas Priest, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper and Led Zeppelin. In Rock Star Chris Cole (Mark Wahlberg) has posters of Ted Nugent, Metallica and Anthrax in between a bunch of posters of the fictional Steel Dragon. Most 80's films had more mainstream characters who if they had posters of any bands on their walls it was pop bands. So without trying to watch a bunch of other movies right now I'm wondering if there were many other examples of this.

So when you were watching movies did you notice any metal or hard rock posters on any of the walls?
If so then what posters and from what movies were they in?

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Anonymous scott whitt said...

I have two that I am thinking of but they're TV. On WKRP In Cincinnati, on the pilot when Andy told Dr. Johnny he was switching formats. He unfurled a KISS poster to show the switch. Then on Guiding Light, when the on guy was an aspiring musician he had a meeting at the record label. In the office there was an Iron Maiden poster on the wall.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Metal Mark said...

Scott-Cool. Also for TV Kelly Bundy always had a Motorhead snaggletooth head on her bedroom door. I also seem to remember one of the teens on Mama's Family having a Twisted Sister poster up.

4:28 PM  
Blogger non de guerre said...

Was watching a documentary on ancient barbarians and it came to me - there was an episode of the X-Files in 1995 that was a 60-minute tribute to The Vandals. T-shirts, bedroom posters, the whole works. I understand the creator of the X-Files was a huge fan of theirs.

11:16 AM  

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