Monday, May 18, 2009


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: Slade
Genre: Glam-ish

Voting ends on: Monday, May 25th, 9:00am CST (GMT-5)

THE VERDICT (Updated!)

Voting has ended. Here is the tally.

No One - 1 vote
Noddy. Fucking. Holder - 2 votes
The Rhinestone Cowboy - 3 votes
Front and Center - 1 vote

Congrats to the Rhinestone Cowboy!


p0nk said...

the gay porn industry?

Hatless in Hattiesburg said...

the guy on the right says "keep your hands off my power supply! i need to keep all the shinies on my outfit plugged in." the other three are held in a hypnotic spell by those shinies; green&seated only recently, the other two have resigned to their fate. the rhinestone cowboy is in charge as long as the electric bill is paid.

BeckEye said...

Noddy. Fucking. Holder. On yer left.

Jay said...

It Nobby, Nobby Holder...he's on the left.

The neck of his guitar says it all, and the paternal hand on the shoulder, plus these days I think he's the only one who can still form sentences. Though I'm sure they are still doing the rounds of student gigs. On their Zimmer frames.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

Ditto Beckeye: Noddy. Fucking. Holder.

But: Strictly adhering to the spirit of WICH, I would have to say that from this photo the guy on the right looks like he is in charge. The stance, the outfit, the Napoleonesque shortness...he appears to be in charge in this pic.

Jared X said...

My, oh my. Saying Noddy Fucking Holder is in charge of Slade is like saying Brian Fucking Johnson is in charge of AC/DC. It's Mr. Guitar on the right, per Hatless.

We'd all still be talking about Slade if they'd done the sensible thing and joined Ronnie James Dio in Hear'n Aid for the recording of "We're Stars" back in the '80s.

Freida Bee, MD said...

The guy front and center just hypnotized me to vote for him.

BeckEye said...

Ah, "We're Stars." That was a thing of beauty. From a bunch of primarily ugly guys. (George Lynch excluded.)

the misomaniac said...

guy on the right looks like how i imagine leprechauns to be. i vote for him; he looks tricksy.

dguzman said...

Just tell me this band, and everyone in it, is dead. Please. Just tell me that so I can sleep at night.