Monday, May 23, 2016

The Blue Radio Tower - Dan Paulus, Seattle, 1995

Artist: Dan Paulus
Type: Gig Poster
Print: Lithograph
Size: 8.5 x 19
Event date: 04.01.1995
Venue: Moe's Mo' Rockin' Cafe - Seattle, Wa
Unsigned, unnumbered

This is one of the rarest Radiohead posters I've ever come across. In my years of collecting I've only seen one, and you're looking at it. I suspect these were made to paste onto telephone poles, and somehow this one survived.

While collector's tend to give posters with a literal interpretation of a band's name a hard time, I find this one is beautifully simple and balanced. The paper is extremely thin even for a pole paster. It looks as though this particular show was sponsored by the local rock station and was completely free to attend. That's pretty remarkable considering The Bends had just come out. It wasn't much longer before a free Radiohead concert was unheard of.

1 comment:

  1. Nice. Moe's seems like a pretty happening club back then. I've got a great Mercury Rev recording from around then. They closed with VU's "Ocean" and it was so nice. Also got a pretty epic Frank Black show from Moe's '96, I think the longest gig of the Cult of Ray tour.