The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Promo Photos

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Girl Talk, coming in at Number 16

By Daniel Hill

Here at SOTC Music HQ we see literally one shitload of press photos every week. Many of them stick to a template: Gather all band members together, shoulder to shoulder. Make sure no one smiles, ever. Have the artists try to look thoughtful, but also like they are not trying to look like anything. The final product should be utterly boring and should look like every single other press photo in the history of time. And so it goes...

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Every now and again, however, a press photo comes along that is actually interesting... or awesome, or terrible, or all of these things. These are the ones that actually remain in our brains when the work day is done. Without further ado, here are the 15 most ridiculous press photos we've seen this year.

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Number 15: Nicki Minaj
Ms. Minaj has had plenty of notable press photos in the past, but this one is funny because at the time that it was released (concurrent with her Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded record), Minaj had been stating in interviews that she had made a conscious decision to "tone down the sexiness" in order to be a proper role model for young girls. Which clearly she achieved by, you know, donning a bikini and rolling around in a bunch of paint.

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Number 14: Dark Funeral
Only a Swedish black metal band could get away with wearing these ridiculous get-ups, and I'd argue that even they cannot. File under "Dork Funeral."

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8 comments
jessevondoom
jessevondoom

@danielralston @usedwigs Come on dude. You know what they say. Imitation is the most sincere form of plagiarism.

mariatsciarrino
mariatsciarrino

@danielralston As a person with a photo degree I have a special kind of hatred for articles like these

SteveHuff
SteveHuff

@usedwigs Was that straight-up plagiarism or idea theft, you think?

kmarler
kmarler

@soundofthecity i hate your photo galleries, you click whores!

usedwigs
usedwigs

@SteveHuff They certainly are a lazy bunch there. Could have at least made an effort to not use "Ridiculous Band Photos" in the title.

SteveHuff
SteveHuff

@usedwigs Yep, that's lazy blogging 101.

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