Monday, May 30, 2011

1975 Ads: Other Venues and Miscellany, Part 2

4/7/75 issue:

Sorry, I have a thing for The Delightful Star.

"Centerfold" section excerpt.

From Christgau's Consumer Guide--he gave it a B+.

It took me a while to notice that the site of Saturday Night Fever was also Club 802.

4/14/75 issue:

From an article about Linda McCartney by Blair Sabol.  That's Mickey Dolenz in the middle, amirite?  A couple of weeks later Nat Hentoff would cite this piece as an example of the decline in the paper's journalistic integrity--but I dunno, it sure entertained and informed the heck outta me.

4/21/75 issue:

Uncle Jun strikes again!

Has anything moved in there since Arby's vacated the premises?

Formerly the Long Island Arena, a.k.a. the Commack Arena.  I like their little dancing cat logo--reminds me of some of Cyril Jordan's Flamin' Groovies cover illustration characters.

4/28/75 issue:

"Centerfold" section excerpt.

"Scenes" column excerpt.

5/5/75 issue:

Do they mean the Miamis?

Mistitled "Riffs" column excerpt--it should have read "Bad Guys Per Se."  They ran the Bessie Smith piece the following week.

5/12/75 issue:

I think I've always seen it spelled "Boburn" before.  I know Blondie played there, but so far none of the ads I've found mention any specific bands.

See also a prior announcement for this in the 4/21/75 "Scenes" column.

This place had nothing to do with the real WB out west, did it?

5/19/75 issue:

5/26/75 issue:

Excerpt from "Valley of the New York Dolls," a piece by Paul Nelson which was a bit lengthy to post--read the rest here

Finally, Paul Colby managed to snag some "name" talent!  I'd pretty much given up on collecting their ads 'cause the performers were too obscure even for me.

Kinda reminds me of the time WPIX switched to a "nothin' but love songs" format in the '80s, and the relentless claymation cupid TV ad campaign for it: "Your eX found someone new."

1 comment:

Corry342 said...

June 7, 1975 in Vernon, NJ: Kraftwerk. The mind boggles.

Did you know that most of Nektar moved to New Jersey and got into the plumbing supply business (really)? What if that had happened to Kraftwerk? Instead of Trans Europe Express, it would have been, well, I can't imagine...