In 2010, Sarah Fahie & Shaun Anderson, member of Montreal band Ultrathin, but then also a gig promoter with Pirates of the Lachine Canal, asked me to do a Radio CKUT benefit poster for this “Wild in the Streets” BBQ rock show taking place outdoors on the McGill campus. I decided to go for a Ramones Rock & Roll High School (1979) vibe from their classic William Stout movie poster. My bands The American Devices & Sacral Nerves did other shows with many of the bands & people playing on this bill. Pirates of the Lachine Canal somehow morphed into “South West Wierd Punx” for this poster as can be seen by the skull logo at bottom. The “Weird” in “Wierd Punx” was deliberately misspelled. Weird, huh? Pirates grew out of a weekly punk DJ night at St-Henri sleaze bar & strip club annex Blackjacks that I used to go to in the late 2000’s because I lived right around the corner & finally there was something decent to do in that dreary neighborhood. One night some kid got stabbed to death right outside its doors. St-Henri is in Montreal’s South West next to the Lachine Canal (where my then neighbor committed suicide by jumping off a bridge into its icy winter waters), hence all those monikers. My former apartment was demolished to make a condo & now whenever I visit St-Henri I can’t even recognize it, it’s gotten so fucking gentrified. If anyone wants a custom poster like this made by me for an event, contact me. And I have much, much more original art available, so stay tuned. (To see full-sized, keep clicking on the image to open it in a new window & use the magnify function).
Original art for sale for $100.00 CAD. Includes three items total: The pencil art preliminaries, the original finished B&W inks (signed & dated by author/artist Rick Trembles in pencil on the back), & an original poster the way it was printed for advertising purposes. Postage & framing not included. Motion Picture Purgatory Volumes One & Two available at FAB Press. For original art info, contact Rick Trembles @ ricktrembles (at) hotmail (dot) com.