Saturday, November 30, 2013
Some of you may recall when GDB visited a vintage basement party. Well, today is the sequel.
These images are undated, but are probably from the early 1950's. A group of consenting adults have all gathered in a cozy finished basement for drinks, cigarettes, stimulating conversation, and some hot music! This was not ordinary basement, either - the varnished plywood walls are covered in awesome vintage pinup girls (possibly cut out from calendars, or issues of Esquire magazine). The ladies don't seem to mind.
This fun-loving trio had a raw sound that was a strong influence on later bands such as Nirvana. "Hey Frank, don't forget to bring your drum kit". Rose could play the piano so beautifully that you would weep.
Alright, there's the bar! You know how much I love to get drunk. This is like a scene from "Mad Men" only without John Hamm or Christina Hendricks. And really, would it be any better with them?
Notice the pinup poster on the wall, from a painting called "No Milk Today", by Robert Skemp.
Here's a better look at the illustration. Heritage Auctions sold the original painting back in May, 2010 for over $11,000!