A few days ago, our dear friend Mick from Rocksalt.mx sent me some awesome photos... that, taken together, formed an awesome Glam postcard message! I was so impressed, I wanted to share the story... and Mick offered to explain it to you himself! Here's the story:
During (and just after) college, back in 1990 and 1991 I worked for a retail store called "Record Town" (part of the Trans-World chain that now owns F.Y.E.) in Boston. (I wasn't hip enough to get a job in the indie record stores around Boston, all of whom sniffed and stuck their noses up at me). I worked at the Watertown Mall and the Copley Square locations (briefly with Greg Cherone, Gary's brother in Watertown; and the future Joe Public of KISS108 FM in Boston). As you would imagine, we got all kinds of free product. In those days, we were just changing over from vinyl to an all-cassette and CD format as Nirvana had yet to deliver Nevermind. As one of the few rock fans/metalheads there, I typically got a bunch of hair metal and glam-related stuff. Those were the days of wretched excess and I collected posters and weird promotional items from the day (i.e. a Tom Petty "Learning To Fly" frisbee, which I still have; etc.). One of the nifty promo items I collected came in the mail, in the form of postcards. I knew what it was instantly by the logo and started saving them. They had no indication of what they were, beyond a single word on the front. As you will see, each week a new postcard arrived with a different word, until finally, we got the payoff. Pretty cool. You don't really see that kind of thing these days.