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Searching for elusive photograph

Posted: Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:52 am
by HeartOnTheStaves
Hi everyone

Been a long time since I was around here. I've come back to ask if anyone can help me track down a photograph I've seen in the past. I don't think it's a photo of the Roses, though I saw it somewhere in a collection of Roses/Manchester-related photos. It might've been around the time Ian Tilton did his exhibition a few years back, though I can't recall for certain.

The picture is simply two pairs of legs wearing flared jeans. The upper bodies of the people in the shot are chopped around the waist, so no heads or faces. I seem to remember the shot was taken from behind or the side, and the jeans being flared and possibly a little tatty around the shoes due to their length. To me it was the coolest of shots, epitomising the era, the looseness of clothing, the casual stance, et cetera.

Any ideas?

I've started to look through the photo board on here but I can't even be sure it was the Roses in the shot. Could've been fans or crew.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Re: Searching for elusive photograph

Posted: Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:13 pm
by geoff ears
HeartOnTheStaves wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:52 am
Could've been fans or crew.
there was an item in ID about north west fashion, which featured cressa plus a couple of other people, and there were shots of their flares.

also joe dilworth took some pics of fans outside the ICA, showing off their flares. will have a look tomorrow and post them up.

Re: Searching for elusive photograph

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:04 am
by made of scone
hey Geoff I know about your extensive La's archive. Though do you have a picture that features a bunch of early 2000s scouse bands such as The Stands, The Coral, The Bandits, Tramp Attack & The Hokum clones all sitting together? I always remember that photo, probably from the La's message board (does that still exist?).

Re: Searching for elusive photograph

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:58 pm
by HeartOnTheStaves
geoff ears wrote:
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:13 pm
HeartOnTheStaves wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:52 am
Could've been fans or crew.
there was an item in ID about north west fashion, which featured cressa plus a couple of other people, and there were shots of their flares.
Thanks Geoff. Not sure about ID. I've never seen that. Think it migjt've been a pullout from a magazine though, celebrating Madchestet in general, not just the Roses.

Thamk you again.

Re: Searching for elusive photograph

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:16 pm
by geoff ears
HeartOnTheStaves wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Thanks Geoff. Not sure about ID. I've never seen that. Think it migjt've been a pullout from a magazine though, celebrating Madchestet in general, not just the Roses.

Thamk you again.
here goes. the first two are by ian tilton and were taken from I-D, april 88. so that means it's a pre-roses cressa, he was roadying for the mondays at the time, don't know who the other people were.

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the last one is from joe dilworth, outside the roses gig at the ica in may 89

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those were the ones that immediately sprang to mind. hope they are some use.

Re: Searching for elusive photograph

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:21 pm
by geoff ears
made of scone wrote:
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:04 am
hey Geoff I know about your extensive La's archive. Though do you have a picture that features a bunch of early 2000s scouse bands such as The Stands, The Coral, The Bandits, Tramp Attack & The Hokum clones all sitting together? I always remember that photo, probably from the La's message board (does that still exist?).
this one? by don mcphee

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Re: Searching for elusive photograph

Posted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:10 pm
by HeartOnTheStaves
Yes, that's it, the last of the Ian Tilton ones, below Cressa. Just think it's such a cool picture, the anonymity adds to it. Just bought some flared cords and getting their length just right, it made me think of this photo. Been through all my magazines but couldn't find it. So thanks again.

Re: Searching for elusive photograph

Posted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:47 am
by made of scone
yes! You're like Wikileaks when it comes down to hunting down rare pictures of young men with floppy haircuts. Thanks Geoff.

Re: Searching for elusive photograph

Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:42 pm
by geoff ears
made of scone wrote:
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:47 am
yes! You're like Wikileaks when it comes down to hunting down rare pictures of young men with floppy haircuts. Thanks Geoff.
still looking for that elusive one of Paul Weller without the wig on.