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4th July 2011

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50ft Woman; a big sound with an even bigger presence featuring statuesque, 6 foot tall frontwoman, Minki. Add a fetish for sky-high heels and songs catchier than a cold, a dash of B-movie culture and musical influences including AC/DC and Adam Ant.

50ft Woman have established their credentials on the live music scene, Minki has shared the stage with venerated musicians including Alvin Gibb and the band have enjoyed live support slots with artists including The Union and Vince Ray and The Boneshakers.

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With song inspiration ranging from the delights of Soho, to train-spotters and goldfish, 50ft Woman's brand of rockpunkpop has now been captured on CD, with their new EP, 'Ménage á Trois'.

Motorsport fan Minki and her band mates will be putting the pedal firmly to the Metal, as they turn it up to eleven for their set at the forthcoming Marussia Virgin Racing Weekend festival at Silverstone on 9th July.



Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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