Monday, November 5, 2007

Steel Pulse

Determine a band's leader by analyzing a publicity photo.

A band's inclusion on this blog reflects neither an endorsement nor a criticism of its music. This post is merely intended as a spotlight on the inner political workings of a collection of individuals who are in the midst of a cooperative, creative endeavor.

The Process:
You, dear reader, please answer the question, "Who's in charge here?"

After sufficient discussion has taken place, a verdict can then be passed based on a majority vote.

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Band: Steel Pulse
Genre: Reggae

The Verdict (UPDATED!)

Voting has ended!

Whether you're a first-timer or a frequent voter, thanks to everyone who contributed to the liveliest vote yet!

Here's the tally:

The Black Shirt Pointee - 3 votes
(DGuzman, Jess, PJ)

Purple Pants - 5 votes
(Barbara, Beckeye, H, Randal G, Gizmorox)

The Pointing Guy - 2 votes
(Anandamide, Cat)

Mr. Tucks-In-Socks - 1 vote

Black shirt pointee guy got a fair amount of votes, but not enough to beat Purple Pants, who, based on the voting here, is the sun of this group that the other planetary members revolve around. Congrats, Purple Pants!

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dguzman said...

Wow, when and where was this photo taken? Looks like one of Dr. Monkey's early days scans.

At first, looking-at-the-heavens guy up front (guy holding bass) caught my eye. However, I cast my vote for the guy in the back row, wearing the black shirt, because the guy to the left is pointing at him. It's obviously a clue.

Or he's holding a joint. Whatevah.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Purple pants with the bare leg showing so coquettishly. That leg has 'tude.

BeckEye said...

I think the guy pointing to the guy in black is a red herring.

I'm with Barbara. Purple reigns.

anandamide said...

it's the finger wagging guy. he's giving the guy next to him a lecture about the "shit-stem" and the perils of "Babylon".

H said...

the guy in the suit with his leg up on the red [tin?]

he looks like a power mongering, whip wielding, self adoring [leader] person.

Jess Wundrun said...

Pass the dutchie on the right hand side: it is the man in black.

When has a bass player ever been the leader of the band? (Rush sucked ass, so don't give me Geddy Lee, kay?) And in reggae, I ascertain that it is impossible to be the beat keeper, be stoned, and sing lead.

Splotchy said...

jess, I can think of a couple bassist -led bands off the top of my head:

The Police

BeckEye said...

Don't forget Winger! Kip even did pirouettes while singing, playing, showing off his perfect teeth and hypnotizing people with his massive amounts of chest hair.

Level 42 was another bassist-led band.

Manx said...

Hey, that guy tucks his pants in his socks just like I do. He must be the leader.

Jess Wundrun said...

Ooh, Sting. Right you are, splotchy!

But then, does he count since he actually also plays the (standing) bass? Plus lots of other things?

I stand by man man (in black)

Cat said...

Purple pants is the obvious choice, but if it's not the finger-pointer himself, I'll eat his hat!

Randal Graves said...

I second the purple pants guy, but as far as bassist-led bands, fucking Slayer!

PJ said...

I think it's the man in black - he's the brains behind the operation.

gizmorox said...

I want to vote for the dude in the bonnet, simply because he's wearing a pink fucking bonnet, but I can't. It's got to be the crazy dude in the purple pants.

Haile Selassie I Archives said...

ok people i hate to be the spoiler but the pointing fella is the leader. his name is david hinds aka david dread. ole purple pants and most of the others are out of the band now. Purple pants got arrested in my home town after a bar fight in a jamaican club in houston tx. the only members left are Selwyn holding the bass case and pointing David Dread. Solved mystery! Pastor Chalice

Splotchy said...

Thanks for the heads up regarding the members of the band!

However, please keep in mind that the goal of these posts isn't to accurately identify the real leader of the bands featured, but determining the leader based on a single photograph.

And, with this particular photo of Steel Pulse, the man with the purple pants won the majority of the votes, hence he was singled out as being "In Charge".

Thanks for stopping by!