Fillmore & Wolfgang’s concerts (1986)

May 10

Fillmore & Wolfgang’s concerts (1986)

Among the highlights of the San Francisco concert schedule from March of 1986… The Fillmore Big Audio Dynamite Marillion Freaky Executives Wolfgang’s Leon Redbone KITS welcomes… Fine Young Cannibals Monkey Rhythm From The San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Datebook, March 2,...

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Big Audio Dynamite (BAD): Where are they now?

May 18

Big Audio Dynamite (BAD): Where are they now?

As of 2011, Big Audio are back — and they’re as BAD as ever! The band, originally started by former Clash co-leader Mick Jones, re-formed with the original 5-member lineup they had in the mid-’80s, with their first couple albums, This Is Big Audio Dynamite and No. 10 Upping St. Here is the band...

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BAD in NYC… more backstage shots from April 1987

Apr 09

BAD in NYC… more backstage shots from April 1987

Here are some more photos from this Big Audio Dynamite concert in NYC. This is in response to one guy who wrote me suggesting that the backstage BAD at Irving Plaza photo (With David Bowie et al) was not only not mine — but it was his, and had been stolen. Um, no. If I stole one picture from him, how would...

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Big Audio Dynamite in NYC

Jul 18

Big Audio Dynamite in NYC

In April 1987, while my friends from school were off to Tahoe or Hawaii or wherever for spring break, I caught a plane heading east, and met up with friends of mine — first in Boston, and then New York. The timing was rather fortuitous in that BAD happened to be playing in those two cities that same...

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Big Audio Dynamite in California, 1987

Jul 17

Big Audio Dynamite in California, 1987

When: March, 1987 Where: The Galleria in San Francisco (March 12 & 13) and Santa Cruz And: My friend — a different one to the time before — and I saw the band perform twice in SF, and, lucky devils we were, got to hang out after the show with them and about 200 other people. (We even got to drive...

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Big Audio Dynamite, the first

Jul 17

Big Audio Dynamite, the first

When: 1985 or 1986 Where: Kyoto Hotel & The Fillmore, San Francisco And: It turns out that I have more pictures of Big Audio Dynamite (aka BAD) than any other band. Seems about right, as I have seen them about 14 times — in three states and two countries, no less — and things with this particular...

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Big Audio Dynamite “The Bottom Line” video

Jul 17

Big Audio Dynamite “The Bottom Line” video

And for more from this...

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Big Audio Dynamite “E=MC2” video

Jul 17

Big Audio Dynamite “E=MC2” video

And for more from Big Audio...

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Bowie, Frampton, Jimmy Cliff, Dave Stewart and Big Audio Dynamite

Jul 09

Bowie, Frampton, Jimmy Cliff, Dave Stewart and Big Audio Dynamite

April 1987: This is one of those totally unexpected “right place, right time” kind of things. I was at my 12th or 13th Big Audio Dynamite (BAD) show — I had seen them several places in California as well as two shows in Boston, and then was there for a few in the series of five sold-out shows...

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Mike D of the Beastie Boys

Jul 06

Mike D of the Beastie Boys

This Beastie Boy was spotted in April 1987 in NYC — backstage after a Big Audio Dynamite show. And for more from this...

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