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Outtakes: the 50 states slideshow

Having a rock archivist like David Bieber in the office means you always say yes whenever he offers to let you dig through his stuff. During the past few weeks of hunting through autographed Beach Boys albums, signed Talking Heads photos, Springsteen box sets, and invitations to join Michael Jackson's fan club, it was easy to get distracted by the awesomeness of it all. Unfortunately, some items did not make the final cut. Thus, we present to you the outtakes from the slideshow that accompanied this week's 50 Bands, 50 States feature. 

 

Too bad the response date for Sly Stone's wedding passed 34 years ago. We were all ready to pull out our finest gold threads, yo! Also too bad that Sly and his Family Stone didn't make our final list.
 

 

The Beatles didn't make our list for obvious reasons - although we can't think of many people better associated with the city of New York than John Lennon. We couldn't resist this sorta doodled, definitely cool illustration from a 1976 copy of the Phoenix.

 

We admit it - we just plain old overlooked this signed Violent Femmes album. The Femmes were our pick for all-time best Wisconsin band.

More signed wackiness from the Violent Femmes. For the for realz slideshow, click here.  

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