Monday, September 22, 2008

Dschinghis Khan

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.

Band: Dschinghis Khan
Genre: Eurodisco!

Voting ends on: Monday, September 29th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One - 1 vote
Ming The Merciless - 7 votes
Kung Fu Wolverine - 4 votes
Red Robe Sideburns - 1 vote

Where is Flash Gordon when you need him? Ming the Merciless is in charge!


McGone said...

I'm going to go with Ming the Merciless there at the top, though it was touch and go between him and the Kung Fu Wolverine at the bottom center. But I realized that he is merely a henchman to Ming's Leader.

Also, is that Andrea Martin in the red dress? Or Reanimated Disco Gilda Radner?

Jillian said...

Oddly enough, it does not appear the that guy in the crown is in charge. Usually that would be a dead giveaway. But Kung Fu Wolverine is gettin' all the girls, so he's the leader.

TheOtherJennifer said...

I think that the green leafy vegetable covering Andrea Martin's breast is in charge.

Family Fielding Brown. said...

Mr Headgear is in charge, the rest appear to be dressing up, I suspect he looks like that at the weekend with slippers on.
He is also best at holding together a stern expression, kudos to the crown wearer, he is in charge.

Anonymous said...

The man in the black and gold pjs between the two women.
He is in charge.

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

splotchy, where do you find these bands?!?

"ming" is trying too hard. it's the young transylvanian royal on the left, with the red & gold robe and the lemming-sized-side-burns.

p.s. due to creative differences, the "outer three" members in this photo went on to join corvus corax, while the "inner three" are still popular in discotheques from zagreb to crna gora.

Jeff said...

I was thinking cue ball, far right pocket, but Ming in the back just keeps catching my eye. Gotta go with Mr. Merciless.

Dealer Man said...

I'm thinking it has to be the lucky guy in the front with the two women on his arms.

Anyone that can keep two women at once and prevent them from killing each other (or him) can easily lead the team of Indian dressed others.

BeckEye said...

What the...

Tall man in the back.

Jared X said...

I've always wondered who contemporary German techno groups thank in their album liner notes. Now I know. "Ve givf bigk schaut-aut und danke to Dschingis Khan, ja!"

The layout of the photo is beyond strange. My first impression was that the band had three members (Ming, muttonchops, and baldy) and that they just happened to pose with a severely cross-eyed magician and his two lovely assistants. For that reason, I have to limit my power analysis to the three "core" members, and go with Ming, wearing the crown and occupying the all-important vanishing point.

dguzman said...

I was going to go with Baldy, "far right pocket" as Jeff mentioned, but Ming's got me in his thrall. I'm going with him.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

I was inclined to go with Kung Fu Wolverine, just because of the women, but I think Ming at the back looks like he could kill the lot of them with the power of his mind. So he is in charge.

the misomaniac said...

kung fu wolverine is trying way too hard to be a pimp.

ming the merciless is in charge. points for looking a lot like jafar from aladdin in a crazy eurodisco way.