Death Piggy was formed in 1982 in Richmond, Virginia. Dave Brockie, their lead singer and bassist, decided to play a joke set while wearing monster costumes as an opening act. This would later be the basis for the heavy metal band GWAR. Their last show was in 1994, before the death of Sean Sumner. Dave Brockie died 20 years later from a heroin overdose.
On another note, the Norfolk Police had seen many of these flyers plastered all over Hampton Blvd. and came to the show in protest of their depiction as abusive, filthy pigs. Not a pleasant scene for anyone who happened to be around at the time.
Flyers of this type helped draw a couple of hundred people to an otherwise very small venue. There was never any alcohol and the crowds were reasonably behaved. That doesn't mean there wasn't trouble from the community.
In 1985, Michael Anderson (aka Michael Anarchy) developed Hardcore Norfolk with little if any funding and is still remembered more than 30 years later. These flyers are his creation and demonstrate the creative mind at work. Each were made from cut-outs and hand drawn.
These Rastafarians stayed at Michael Anarchy's apartment which happened to be filled with more than 500 empty beer cans. The band members cleaned up all the trash and they were not too pleased as a result.
Ronald Reagan was the focus of many right wing political controversies since punk rock is most certainly left wing.
"The Deaf will see his face, the blind will hear his voice, and the poor will make him rich."
The band members hated being depicted as unsophisticated rednecks. They were really loud.
Flyer made for 1988 Halloween party not associated with Hardcore Norfolk. Drew more than 200 people.
Flyer made for 1989 Halloween party made by Michael Anderson. Drew more than 250 people. The band backed out at the last minute. A serious mistake on their part.
Can you believe there is a movie called "Hardcore Norfolk" which documents the 1980's through the 1990's punk rock music scene in Norfolk VA?
Both bands upset over their depiction as Nazis and the victims thereof.
Formerly Dominic's was a club that showcased local and small acts before the advent of Hardcore Norfolk.
Unrelated flyer found that makes one wonder if there is a dead mother or request for Mommy to take her kid to the Grateful Dead show.
Punk Rock Flyers from the 1980's
A collection of punk rock flyers from Norfolk, VA. Many of the bands are gone, but are not forgotten.
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