What was the white suit all about?

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Black Biscuit wrote:I thought it looked shocking, personally. The beard, too. What was the man thinking?!?
I spent most of my life in the middle east and white is the only colour worth thinking about (black absorbs white reflects) and although petra is very pretty I think that the fact that it was built by arabic brigands to tax passage lends itself to white with beards (further protection from the sun & wind)
on reflection, being born turned out not to be such a good idea after all
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silk wrote:
Black Biscuit wrote:I thought it looked shocking, personally. The beard, too. What was the man thinking?!?
I spent most of my life in the middle east and white is the only colour worth thinking about (black absorbs white reflects) and although petra is very pretty I think that the fact that it was built by arabic brigands to tax passage lends itself to white with beards (further protection from the sun & wind)
I remember seeing some pictures of nomads (or other women/whatever) in black burkha-like dresses, how about those :?:
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I always thought the Dominion vid was an 'Indiana Jones cum Jewel In the Nile' type mini-epic, with :von: as our man from the foriegn office/English hero negociating with the evil locals, and Patricia as his dubious sidekick who eventually double-crosses him before he finally gets bumped off! Or did i just imagine that through the purple haze.....? :wink:

And whats the problem with the beard?!? Didnt :von: have one during the Black October tour in 84?
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deadagain wrote:I always thought the Dominion vid was an 'Indiana Jones cum Jewel In the Nile' type mini-epic, with :von: as our man from the foriegn office/English hero negociating with the evil locals, and Patricia as his dubious sidekick who eventually double-crosses him before he finally gets bumped off! Or did i just imagine that through the purple haze.....? :wink:
yep. my take precisely. :notworthy:
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deadagain wrote:And whats the problem with the beard?!? Didnt :von: have one during the Black October tour in 84?
I don't think so. At least not at the Leeds one as far as I could see. Which wasn't very far actually.
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Francis wrote:
deadagain wrote:And whats the problem with the beard?!? Didnt :von: have one during the Black October tour in 84?
I don't think so. At least not at the Leeds one as far as I could see. Which wasn't very far actually.
yep, sometime after wayne joining, circa 84.

there's photos kicking about on vamp.org i seem to recall... i cant see iot from work as its firewalled due to "Non-Traditional Religions and Occult and Folklore;Religion" :lol:

try here:
http://www.vamp.org/Gothic/Images/sisters-photo.html
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deadagain wrote:I always thought the Dominion vid was an 'Indiana Jones cum Jewel In the Nile' type mini-epic, with :von: as our man from the foriegn office/English hero negociating with the evil locals, and Patricia as his dubious sidekick who eventually double-crosses him before he finally gets bumped off! Or did i just imagine that through the purple haze.....? :wink:
:von: :evil: "s**t, there's nothing in the briefcase!"

:lol: :notworthy: Cracks me up every time!

Another yuppie symbol, too...
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boudicca wrote: :von: :evil: "s**t, there's nothing in the briefcase!"
:notworthy: nice use of icons :notworthy:
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Precisely as deadalive and Quiff put it; Eldritch would, had he not taken the path of rock'n'roll excess, probably ended up in the Foreign Office as a diplomat.

Or so he says. Partly, this must be a nod to, or an appeasement (cough) of that path less taken.
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Quiff Boy wrote:yep, sometime after wayne joining, circa 84.

try here:
http://www.vamp.org/Gothic/Images/sisters-photo.html
I see those now infamous Amos Brearleys from the Wake era, but can't see no chin whiskers.
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here's a couple of von with a beard circa 83/84:

http://www.dejavuphotography.co.uk/orders/mf035.htm

http://www.myheartland.co.uk/gallery/de ... mage_id=76

there's one more i'm thinking of but i cant seem to find. i love it too - its the band sat around in a cellar. wayne is lounging in a chair, wayne and gary are mooching about, and eldritch has shortish hair and a beard, and is stood up in the middle. it was in melody maker or something like that with a caption about messianic bikers :lol: :von:

and just in case anyone was beginning to thin eldritch was always cool, its time for a quick reminder:

http://www.myheartland.co.uk/gallery/de ... age_id=602

awww, bless ;D :lol:
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Quiff Boy wrote:and just in case anyone was beginning to thin eldritch was always cool, its time for a quick reminder:

http://www.myheartland.co.uk/gallery/de ... age_id=602

awww, bless ;D :lol:
Just wondering, because of the last photograph, does he wear glasses because of bad eyesight too, or only sunglasses to look cool?
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Quiff Boy wrote:and just in case anyone was beginning to thin eldritch was always cool, its time for a quick reminder:

http://www.myheartland.co.uk/gallery/de ... age_id=602

awww, bless ;D :lol:
Just wondering, because of the last photograph, does he wear glasses because of bad eyesight too, or only sunglasses to look cool?
"cool"

:lol:

believe it or not.

check photos of the ramones, alan vega and lou reed from around the mid/late 70s and see where he was coming from ;)
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Autsch, Quiff, do you really have to show us everything? Shouldn't some things better stay in your gift cabinet?
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It's funny; it never seems to stop looking good.

Cheers QB, those pictures are fantastic; I might just enquire into purchasing that first one from Deja Vu.
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A mate of mine who remembers him from the F club swears down blind they were Reactolites.
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the blonde bouffante and the safari jacket a'la 1997 scared the $hit outta me!
can't find a pic, not a bad thing

this comes in at No. 3

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the above is not No. 2, the one with the red heart shaped shades is worse
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on the subject of beards, would you buy a used drum machine of these men?

clicky

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Those heart-shaped shades...

...one more step and you're in Elton John territory! :eek: :lol:
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boudicca wrote:Those heart-shaped shades...

...one more step and you're in Elton John territory! :eek: :lol:
IIRC he wore the rose-tinted versions of them for the off-the-streets benefit in 92 :von: :lol:
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silk wrote:
Black Biscuit wrote:I thought it looked shocking, personally. The beard, too. What was the man thinking?!?
I spent most of my life in the middle east and white is the only colour worth thinking about quote]


---- Try telling that to the Tuareg Blue People.
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Scroll through the link and read it all. Tuareg - a must-see in this lifetime:

http://www.straightdope.com/classics/a980724.html
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Quiff Boy wrote:on the subject of beards, would you buy a used drum machine of these men?

clicky

:lol: ;D
Sarcasm or not, yes. Yes I would. Give me the drum machine now, with Walk Into The Sun still on it, eh? ;)

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