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Straight Outta Union City
April 17, 2011 6:02 PM   Subscribe

Retrospace (previously) gives us a series of cards from lounge acts that appeared at the Biltmore Motor Hotel in Union City, Tennessee, sometime in the Seventies.

A couple of the cards feature Dave Bunker and some of his creations, including early versions of the Touch Guitar, as well as some... unique facial hair. More pictures of Bunker over the years. (Via.)
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posted by kersplunk at 6:14 PM on April 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Even among 1970s lounge acts, the inappropriate-touching-uncle of songsmiths

Coalition of the Unstylish and Unenthusiastic
posted by DU at 6:26 PM on April 17, 2011


In Soviet Russia, the cup loves you!
posted by NoMich at 6:29 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


I always wondered what Anton Chigurgh did for fun on the weekends.
posted by codacorolla at 6:31 PM on April 17, 2011


Oh, the hair! The hair!
posted by gingerbeer at 7:06 PM on April 17, 2011 [1 favorite]


After disbanding The Jam, Paul Weller decompressed by taking his short-lived, soon-to-be-rebranded side project on a hotel lounge tour.
posted by prinado at 7:25 PM on April 17, 2011 [2 favorites]


Wow. I didn't know you could pile hair that high.
posted by Splunge at 7:35 PM on April 17, 2011


The gentleman in the back of Solid Temptation is an absolute dead ringer for the younger Christopher Lee version of Saruman.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 8:43 PM on April 17, 2011


Is it just me or is The Dave Bunker Show the same as The Starlighter Quartet but with an extra female member?
posted by KingEdRa at 8:45 PM on April 17, 2011


Too bad the band's names are set in wildly anachronistic Verdana, or I would have thought these cards were the real thing. I want to believe!
posted by pmdboi at 10:42 PM on April 17, 2011


A young Paula Deen with her first husband, who would later enter the Guiness Book as "Most Feathered".
posted by electroboy at 10:07 AM on April 18, 2011


These are exactly why I consider nostalgia to be so misguided.
posted by tommasz at 10:32 AM on April 18, 2011 [1 favorite]


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