Ah, thank Google Alerts for bringing this gem of South Florida music past to our inbox. The Sunset Strip story is one that has been told, but what of bands elsewhere in the country who were plying the same sound? One of these, it seems, was a band called Poser based in Ft. Lauderdale. (Perhaps "poser" meaning, well, "poseur" wasn't such common parlance in the 1980s?).
A YouTube user named "rockinroger2" uploaded this video of the band about a year ago and has this to say as a description:
"Poser was a hair band that flourished through 1985 to 1991 in the
Ft Lauderdale Florida music scene rockin the east coast to
predominantly all female audiences.
These boys new how to rock and were able to entertain the audience each and every time with there good looks and catchy songs.
This is the video of the their song GIVE IT UP filmed in Miami Florida 1990."
Rockinroger2 also uploaded one more Poser video, whose intro graphics seem to indicate he was the band's guitarist. Here's some footage of Strip-style peacocking in South Florida -- watch as they apply make-up backstage as "We're Not Gonna Take It" can be heard blaring in the front of the house. YouTube gold.
Both videos are full of twin guitar attacks, big hair, and
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tight pants. Crossfade is dying to know more about this band, and the
venue where this was filmed. Anyone remember Poser? Comment or e-mail us here (and Rockin' Roger this means you).