Wednesday, April 15, 2009

BEYOND POSSESSION

The new Smalltown Romeo banner makes me think of Beyond Possession, the legendary Calgary thrash band from the 80s. Calgary noobs do your homework, Beyond Possession was one of the most important bands to come out of our fair city. They played super fast and tight and they always had great gory artwork (I think Pushead drew stuff for them?). If you pushed a skateboard in Calgary in the 80s, you knew about em. OK that's your history lesson, now check out the sick handdrawn aesthetics of these flyers.

































































Beyond Possession performing live in the hood in '87:

4 comments:

Giant45 said...

Amen. I used to ride a quarter pipe
a block away from where they would jam.
We'd sit outside and listen in. BP !!
So good.

neiltown blomeo said...

haha nice! not surprised at all...

George said...

Actually, the artwork for Tell tale Heart was done by Bill Baker, a tattoo artist. The artwork for Beyond Possession is Beyond Possession was done by Mofo (Drunk Injuns) and the artwork for the Death Records compilation that we were on was done by Pushead.

Phil - Beyond Possession

neiltown blomeo said...

From the man himself! Thanks for clearing that up...