Thursday, November 17, 2011

Back to '92 (or is it '91)


Back to '92, as all the old skool ravers say. And thanks to a rupture in the space-time continuum people passing under the railway bridge at Brockley Cross could do just that this week, where the removal of a hoarding under the railway bridge on Brockley Road has unveiled a gallery of fading posters from twenty years ago.

Our finest Transpontine subcultural archaeologists have dated these artefacts from very late 1991 and/or very early 1992, with the most likely date being November or December 1991.


Malcolm McLaren's The Ghosts of Oxford Street, the soundtrack to his film of the same name,
was released on 2 December 1991 

The Pogues with Kirsty McColl, Fairytale of New York, was a hit in 1987,
but was re-released for Christmas 1991

Steamin! Hardcore '92, a compilation of dance hits, was released in late 1991

Poster for Christmas and New Year Funfair on Blackheath, opening on Boxing Day 1991
with 'free mammoth firework displays' on 4 January 1992
Just to get you in the mood, here's one of the tracks from Steamin' Hardcore '92 - DJs take Control by SL2.

1 comment:

salfordjourneys said...

Lovely pictures. This discovery reminded me of a artist project in Salford, a series of conversations based around the remnants of posters from the miners' strike that had somehow survived under railway arches

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