Posters, Posters, Posters

I was in the garage getting down the Christmas decorations and I came across a box that strangely said…”Posters”.  It dawned on me rather quickly that these were posters that I had when I was younger and posters from when I worked at the Sam Goody Music Stores.

I couldn’t get the box down fast enough to see what was in there.  I was surprised at how many I still had after 25-30 years and what great shape they were still in.  There were a few slight rips or tears and maybe a little discoloration, but all-in-all I thought they were in great condition.

We will start with those from my personal collection that actually hung on my walls when I lived at home in my parents house around 25+ years ago.  First, you will notice the crystal looking candlesticks holding down the posters.  They have been rolled up for quite some time and wouldn’t stay open, so I had to have some help.

If you know me, then you know I had to have either Def Leppard or Kiss on my wall. Actually, I had both.  The Def Leppard posters were from High & Dry and Pyromania era live shows.

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My Kiss posters were Kiss without make-up.  The first one is with the Animalize line-up and has the late Eric Carr and the late Mark St. John.  I think it is cool I have one with both of them.  The 2nd one is from Hot in the Shade and has Eric Carr and Bruce Kulick.

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The only other two I still have from my teenage days that hung in my bedroom are one from Journey and the Frontiers era and then one from Krokus and the Headhunter album (which I just picked up on vinyl).

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The next set of posters come from my days working at my favorite job I have ever had.  It was working at Sam Goody’s Music Store.  It was back in a day where I was in college and working to help pay for it and surrounded by music all the time.  Oh, the good ol’ days.  I would love to go back and do that job (if it paid what I currently make…otherwise not worth putting up with the public again).

The nice thing about having some seniority among the employees, I was able to have my pick of posters or promo cds that I could take when the store was done with them.  I think I got some good ones and a couple I think I wound up with because no one else wanted them.  Here are the ones I wanted to take with me:

Motley Crue’s Dr. Feelgood poster was a must. I loved that album.

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Of course, I had to have the RUSH poster.

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I wasn’t a huge Mr. Big fan, but it was a Rock poster so I had to have it.

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Steve Vai’s Passion & Warfare.  The cool thing about this one as that I know it is 25 years old as he just released the 25th Anniversary Edition of the album.

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And this Whitesnake one was cool because it was double sided (Steve Vai again)

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Now there were 2 posters I ended up with that I am not sure why.

The Days of Thunder poster actually was two posters and I don’t know why have either of them (there is another one behind it of the same thing).

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I also ended up with not one, but 2 Mariah Carey posters as well.  These are from her debut album.  I really did like that album and I think I thought she was hot so maybe that is why I ended up with 2 of the same poster.

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Behind the cash registers were 2 light boxes that held these cool posters that were more a thick plastic than a paper poster.  I ended up with 4 of those as well.  They are pretty cool with the light shining behind them.

Don Henley – The End of the Innocence

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Don Dokken – Up From the Ashes

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Tesla – Five Man Acoustical Jam

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And for some strange reason Nelson – After the Rain

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I guess that will do it for my trip down memory lane.  I still can’t believe I actually have these and in such good condition.  My wife won’t let me hang them anywhere so I guess they will go back in the box for now.  I need a man cave!!!  Until next time…

9 thoughts on “Posters, Posters, Posters

    1. Every generation does it. My kids have done it as well. I hated to put them back in storage, but i can’t part with them yet. I should check though to see what I could get for some of them. A couple of them I won’t sell though. Unless someone offered the right price. Money talks.

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  1. Cool post! Krokus Headhunter man thats a great album! Agree with Mike the Animalize pic is great! Such a resurgence for that album in the Blogsphere that Gene And Paul should be reading this stuff!
    Crazy that Mariah pic is 25 years old! What a great pic! HA!
    Thanks for sharing….

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    1. Thanks! It was so cool this weekend going through the old posters. My youngest daughter really enjoyed it as well. She made me take a picture of her with the Kiss poster. She actually had me play Kiss in the car the other day…I am so proud!!

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