The Blu Tack Of Rock!


So… How hard can it be to get someone, say a shop or bar, to hang up one of our fine Home Of Metal posters? A little trickier than I thought…. However, the one or two miserable, uninterested faces were way outnumbered by people who expressed genuine interest and enthusiasm for the project. Some of whom even had their own tales to tell, with many a 2 minute visit turning into a half hour conversation. All good stuff – and Spread The Word – I’m sure they will.

A trip last Saturday, once again armed with posters and trusty Blu Tack, took me to a true Aladdins Cave of Rock and Metal: S.T. Records in Dudley. Since opening in 1984, this shop has been a little piece of heaven (or should that be Hell?) for the Rock/Metal devotee. Crammed with goodies from all genres of Rock, I’d forgotten just how cool this tiny establishment was. Memories of my youth came flooding back.. I was rather impressed with small display of various Judas Priest box sets behind the counter. It was at this point that I knew money was going to be changing hands…

As with some other shops on my travels, the owner was only too pleased to stick a poster up, having already read about the project in some local press. There wasn’t any need for a sales pitch, and even though he had no wall space and very little window space, he was determined to get that poster up somewhere! A true Defender Of The Faith if ever there was one!

So, I’d been in to put up poster.. and came out nearly 50 quid lighter! You know the score.. It was just one of those shops..

So… How hard can it be to get someone, say a shop or bar, to hang up one of our fine Home Of Metal posters? A little trickier than I thought…. However, the one or two miserable, uninterested faces were way outnumbered by people who expressed genuine interest and enthusiasm for the project. Some of whom even had their own tales to tell, with many a 2 minute visit turning into a half hour conversation. All good stuff – and Spread The Word – I’m sure they will.

A trip last Saturday, once again armed with posters and trusty Blu Tack, took me to a true Aladdins Cave of Rock and Metal: S.T. Records in Dudley. Since opening in 1984, this shop has been a little piece of heaven (or should that be Hell?) for the Rock/Metal devotee. Crammed with goodies from all genres of Rock, I’d forgotten just how cool this tiny establishment was. Memories of my youth came flooding back.. I was rather impressed with small display of various Judas Priest box sets behind the counter. It was at this point that I knew money was going to be changing hands…

As with some other shops on my travels, the owner was only too pleased to stick a poster up, having already read about the project in some local press. There wasn’t any need for a sales pitch, and even though he had no wall space and very little window space, he was determined to get that poster up somewhere! A true Defender Of The Faith if ever there was one!

So, I’d been in to put up poster.. and came out nearly 50 quid lighter! You know the score.. It was just one of those shops..