Haircut 100

An old white van with a handwritten sign saying, “Need a Haircut? drives up. Who wouldn’t jump in for a root job, some foils, or a scrape with the cutthroat? Unfortunately no amount of the Cohen filter aka unsharp mask can resolve the other words. From Pilot V.

Unrelated, but Peter J Nichol who comments here from time to time is looking for a copy of The Jets greatest hits. Any leads?

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32 Responses to Haircut 100

  1. Frank Calabrese says:

    Best bet to try for The Jets is at Bower Bird Records in Fitzgearld St North Perth

    http://www.bowerbirdrecords.com.au/

    The Record Finder in Fremantle

    http://www.therecordfinder.com.au/

    and finally Replay Records in Kenwick.

    http://www.replayrecords.com.au/

    Or you can try the Record Fair run by the RocknRoll Record Collectors Club.

    http://rockrecordsperth.websitewizard.com/record-fairs.html

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  2. monkeypants says:

    Whilst the sizing of that sign maybe a little off if you are trying to attract new clientele, the font is quite handsome and well prepared.

    After all, it’s all about the sign is it not?

    http://bit.ly/csQCx4

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  3. poor lisa says:

    The Jets greatest hits? wouldn’t that be a compilation consisting of “We Can’t Be Beaten”, “Am I Ever Gonna See YOur Face Again” and to canvas the later years a few Noiseworks numbers?

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  4. I seem to remember it, on vinyl, have such cringe-worthies covers of “Stairway to heaven” and various ACDC tunes.

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    • ronggly says:

      I remember them as a cover band too. Saw them one lunchtime at the Curtin Uni (then WAIT) Tav in early 81. God they were awful, “Eagle Rock” and “It’s a long way to the top if etc. etc”. I didn’t realise at the time that they were an indication of things to come.

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  5. Onanist says:

    Those years of substance abuse had a greater affect than I ever knew.

    I simply can’t remember staggering out of The Raffles with this ringing in my ears?

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  6. Shreiking Wombat says:

    Well since we’re talking about haircuts, if anyone’s up for a bit of shaved Russian pussy, step over this way:

    http://englishrussia.com/?p=11094

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  7. Snuff says:

    Yesterday. Today. Who knows what tomorrow will bring

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  8. Richarbl says:

    In automotive jargon winding back a speedometer is known as “giving it a haircut”
    I was wondering if this van is actually offering a mobile service for the non technically minded dodgy backyard dealer?

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  9. Pfortner says:

    Hey, NEED A HAIRCUT?
    (Indecipherable scrawl)
    Get into the van

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  10. Shreiking Wombat says:

    Something along these lines, I expect.

    http://gawker.com/5291224/drugs-%252B-hookers-thriving-ad-industry

    I believe the Deadcrackwhore is the standard unit:

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  11. Pilot says:

    Hey, sorry for the poor image quality. It was taken on a phone shooting into the son and I really didn’t want to get much closer, heh. The sign, in full, read – “Need a haircut? Knock this door”.

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