Sep 14

Guts and Roses

Good Show Sir Comments: I suppose “Back to the Future” stole its plot from this.

Published 1979

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 5.00 out of 10)

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16 Responses to “Guts”

  1. Tat Wood Says:

    Hint for the time-tourist: if you get lost in airports, tattoo an upside-down map on your chest.

  2. fred Says:

    But rock n’ roll is the answer to everything.

  3. Francis Boyle Says:


    (Apologies for not knowing the html tag for curved text.)

  4. Daard23 Says:

    Maybe he can go back in time and have Gibson make a SG that stays in tune.

  5. Bruce A Munro Says:

    He fled the space zucchini into the past, bringing with him only his atomic guitar and a gallon of chest hair wax.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I don’t care how cool he is trying to look, those are still mom jeans.

  7. B. Chiclitz Says:

    I don’t care how cool he thinks he looks, those are mom jeans.

  8. fred Says:

    Number 5 is alive.

  9. Max Bathroom Says:

    I’m not sure, but I think that’s supposed to some sort of solid body Gretsch rather than a Gibson. Why else would it have a whammy bar on the top cutaway?

  10. Tor Mented Says:

    Maybe it’s time for a new tag? Six-string ting.

  11. GSS ex-noob Says:

    This is what appears in Hasselhoff’s dreams.

    Definitely needs Ting! That guitar is very Ting!

    He looks to have gone back to the 50s, in which case his tattoo will be wildly out of place. Never get a record deal with that. The waxing is also weird in that era.

    @Bruce: Who wouldn’t flee that much zucchini? I was seeing them as a lot of pills, which might have been involved with the art.

  12. Hammy Says:

    @Daard(#4) and Max(#8):

    Are you sure it’s a Gibson or a Gretsch? The way he’s covering up the headstock, it’s probably some cheap copy of an SG. Otherwise why would the whammy bar being in the wrong place?

    I’d probably be embarrassed and covering the manufacturer name, too.

  13. daard23 Says:

    @Hammy and Max
    Oh, I’m sure it’s a fifth rate knock off brand. Especially with the bent tuners and the super-duper bridge humbucker. Should we continue this on Gearspace?

  14. Leak Says:

    @GSSx-n(#10): I’m pretty sure Glen A. Larson must have seen this cover when they were casting Michael Knight…

  15. Emster Says:

    A button down shirt from Sears was the answer for this man out of time
    (to avoid being thrown into a padded room; the conservative era locals will assume he’s)

  16. GSS ex-noob Says:

    @Emster: No shirt, no service!

    I read a time-travel story once where the traveling man always did so in a white buttoned shirt, plain black button fly trousers, and basic black shoes. This would do him for a couple of centuries in the US — he wouldn’t stand out till he could get local clothes, and he could go into stores and restaurants for service without raising eyebrows. I think he carried gold jewelry to trade or pawn.

    He was smart enough not to have a waxed chest sporting a giant tat, or an electric guitar.

    In the 50s, that look would have been eyebrow-raising (is he one of those biker gang toughs?) and even in NYC the waxing would be very odd — were even Teh Gheys waxing then?

    In a small town, he’d have been locked up and then run out of town on a rail. No drive-ins for him! Not to mention that super-long hair! Obviously some j.d. hoodlum! Check him for a switchblade and those funny cigarettes!

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