Picture Frame Seduction

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Picture Frame Seduction (PFS) is a hardcore punk band from Haverfordwest, Wales. The band's influences included their peers of the day, Charged GBH and Discharge. With many other bands of the time like The Varukers, they helped develop the hardcore punk scene in the United Kingdom in the early to mid-1980s. References to this are found in the written sections below. Picture Frame Seduction won the Anti Nuclear Alliance, battle of the bands in 1982 recording Nuclear Free Zone in Berkshire which was never released. Nik Turner of Hawkwind casting the band their winning vote. The song later came to light on a band discography album in 2006 on Grand Theft Audio Records in Los Angeles, USA. The title is referred below as Stop the Bloody Slaughter The band signed with the Mansfield punk rock label Rot Records in 1984. After a number of UK tours and releasing various singles, albums and compilations on various UK punk rock labels, the band split in 1987. The band's last show at this time is recorded at the 100 club London in November 1986. The original line up reconvened in October 1987 for a one off show in their home town of Haverfordwest.

They then caused controversy in 1987 by releasing "Try" ("With a Little Help from My Friends" by The Beatles) as a charity record. Michael Jackson owned the rights to the piece, and his representatives refused permission for the release of the PFS version. The release led to Daily Star and Today newspaper headlines in the UK.

Guitarist Mark Bozier died in 1990 at the age of 26 from heart failure as a result of increased asthma attacks after a period of time in hospital and not of any drug or alcohol disorder as has been incorrectly reported in recent years. The band reformed in 2003, releasing further material in CD and vinyl formats. Since then, the band has played at big punk festivals such as Rebellion Festival and Punk n' Disorderly in Berlin and Vienna, and at Rebellion UK shows. PFS recruited a new guitarist in early 2008. Ashley Shannon stayed with the band for 18 months playing shows across Europe notable in Bratislava, Berlin and Vienna. Robin Folland re-joined the band in November 2009, and Ashley departed - for a short while at least, with an open invitation to return. In 2010 the band appeared at the Rebellion festivals in England and Italy ( Venice ) Robin, Keith, Steve and Griff are now back together and after a worrying illness ( Keith suffered a heart attack and has heart disease called atrial fibrilation ) they plan to continue the PFS project for as long as is possible.

Picture Frame Seduction are currently ( end 2011 ) taking time out from recording, playing and performing their indisputable and easily identifiable hardcore punk sound. Plans are afoot to reconvene in late 2013 to celebrate the bands success by way of some shows in the USA and UK.

Queer Pills records ( USA ) have released the bands highly regarded album ' Hand of the Rider ' ( 1983 / 84 ) on vinyl on their label in California in December 2012, it includes the first single tracks from 1984 ' Im good enough for me ' ep.

Releases[edit]

  • Demolition Blues Compilation 1982
  • I'm Good Enough For Me 7" single 1984
  • The Hand of the Rider 12" album 1985
  • A Kick up the Arse Compilation 1986
  • The End of an Era Compilation 1987
  • What you doing about that hole in your head Compilation 1989
  • What's that Hardcore Noise? CD : 2003
  • Sex War CD album - CultJam Records: 2005
  • Fistful of hope CD Compilation: 2005
  • Stop The Bloody Slaughter - Grand Theft Audio Records USA : Retro CD album ; Nov 2006
  • Skateboarding down Merlins Hill with Penny Harry - CultJam Records ; split cd album ; December 2006
  • All Grown Up The Movie - Psychopunk Productions New York City ; DVD Film ; Worldwide release January 2008

Update : December 2012

Bullsheep Detecter - All Welsh punk compilation album 1980 - 1984 ; Vinyl ; Anti Society Records worldwide release November 2012 Hand of the Rider - LP vinyl Reissue in USA only on Queer Pills Records, California with extra tracks ; January 2013

Written References Burning Britain ' A history of UK punk 1980 - 1984 ' ISBN 1-901447-24-3 on Cherry Red Books. By Ian Glasper ex guitarist of Stamping Ground. Accompanied by DVD released by Cherry Red containing an early montage of film from 1980 by the band.

[1] Picture Frame Seduction at the start of the UK Hardcore punk scene.

Discography at NDN USA Discography Cites releases from 1982 onwards.

[2] Compilation album review, reflects Picture Frame Seduction's involvement in eary hardcore UK punk rock.

Picture Frame Seduction album review 2012

Members[edit]

  • Keith Haynes Robin Folland, Tim Horsley, Jonathon Griffiths (1978–1983)
  • Keith Haynes, Nigel Drumm, Robin Folland, Tim Horsely (1980)
  • Keith Haynes, Jonathon Griffiths, Steve Parkin, Mark Bozier (1984–1987)
  • Keith Haynes, Jonathon Griffiths, Robin Folland, Steve Arthur (2003–2008)
  • Keith Haynes, Jonathon Griffiths, Ashley Shannon, Steve Arthur (2008-November 2009)
  • Keith Haynes, Jonathon Griffiths, Steve Arthur, Robin Folland (November 2009–present)

References[edit]

Picture Frame Seduction images 1984 - 2002

Hand of the Rider reissue 2012

Picture Frame Seduction words & lyrics

External links[edit]