Classic Album Covers Recreated in…Mircosoft Paint?

Tuesday, March 12th, 2013

Every now and then we stumble over something we just have to share, whether it’s some amazing music news or events, our latest band t-shirts, or something we found that just gave us a good laugh!

Remember using Microsoft Paint? If you do and you’re anything like us you’ll surely remember only really being able to create drawings that a 4-year-old would be ashamed of…no really!
Well it seems we’re not the only ones, take a look at some people’s attempts to recreate some classic album cover artwork on the old school technology. We dare you not to laugh!

Can you name the albums?

David Bowie Is…

Friday, September 7th, 2012

As you’ve never seen him before!

One of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times, Bowie has given The V&A unprecedented access to the some amazing imagery through his amazing career. This new archive will curate the first international retrospective of his extraordinary career spanning decades and some weird and wonderful personas.

The V&A’s Theatre and Performance curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh have selected more than 300 objects that will be brought together for the very first time. They include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork.

This will give us an amazing view into the influence of Bowie in many aspects of fashion, artwork, theatre, film and of course music.

Take a look at some of the fantastic pictures used in the exhibition….

Still wanting more Bowie? Check out our range of classic David Bowie T-Shirts from only £18.99!

David Bowie Photo T-Shirt from Amplified

David Bowie Ziggy Stardust T-Shirt

Addict’ed’ To Girls on Bikes

Friday, August 17th, 2012

New in! Introducing one of the coolest UK street wear brands Addict to our range, we just had to get some of these wicked new designs in for you guys.

Teaming up with artist INSA, Addict have brought us a series of t-shirts featuring his ‘Girls on Bikes‘ project.

INSA is a fine artist and designer who has established himself from a graffiti background through extensive street level work and gallery shows around the world. Working with volunteer models, bikes, and large-scale painted walls INSA creates amazing momentary installations in public spaces.

In this set of photographic works INSA orchestrates a conflicting dialogue between all the elements and explicitly subordinates the value of his own street art to both the possessed object of the bike and the overtly sexualized female presence. Thus questioning our individual perceptions of ownership of public space, of sexuality and of belonging(s).

Take a look at some of his latest creations…

 Men's White Addict X Insa Layla Girls On Bikes T-Shirt

Men's White Addict X Insa Layla Girls On Bikes T-Shirt

 Men's White Addict X Insa Emily Girls On Bikes T-Shirt

Men's White Addict X Insa Emily Girls On Bikes T-Shirt

 Men's White Addict X INSA Vicky Girls On Bikes T-Shirt

Men's White Addict X INSA Vicky Girls On Bikes T-Shirt

Check out our full range of Addict T-Shirts and get your next fashion fix today!

Rare Abbey Road ‘Backwards’ Photo Up for Auction

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Fancy getting your hands on a real rare piece of The Beatles memorabilia?? Got a spare £10,000 spare to do so? Hmm… well sadly we don’t but we can at least share the hot news about this exciting photo.


This hugely valued picture was straight from the infamous and iconic Abbey Road album cover photo shoot which as we all know showed the guys walking the Zebra crossing. The special thing about this picture is it shows the guys walking back the other way over the crossing. Simple but we love it!

It was back in 1969, on a hot August day, photographer Iain Macmillan stood on a ladder in the middle of the road to replicate a sketch drawn by Paul McCartney showing what he wanted the Abbey Road album cover to look like. The shoot took only 10 minutes, with a police officer holding up the traffic.

Some superfans (like us) will have noticed some very subtle differences from the album cover shot. For example Paul McCartney is wearing sandals rather than walking with bare feet, and the cigarette he’s holding on the album version is also missing. You spot them?


This fab photo is going up for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions on 22nd May and is one of only six shots taken that day and shows them walking from right to left opposed to the well-known left to right and is expected to reach over £9000!

Did you know?

This classic Abbey Road image is believed to symbolise a funeral procession, with John dressed in a white suit reflecting a preacher or heavenly body, Ringo, all in black to represent a mourner, George scruffily dressed in denim to be a grave-digger. Paul appears barefoot and out of step with the band which rumours suggest was intended to symbolise a corpse.

But what do you think? Hidden message or just a really cool picture??

Stick to the original with our amazing new The Beatles Abbey Road T-Shirt only £22.99! Take a look.

Get this little beauty and a whole hoast of our The Beatles Tees at the home of official band t-shirts SugarBullets.co.uk.

What’s Tatt About??

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Seeing the ultimate pop princess with attitude Rihanna rocking our very own John Lennon designs when getting her Tupac ‘Thug Life’ tattoo last week, this got us thinking of all the music fans in the land who have sealed their love with their very own band ink.

We have searched the land and found some of the most impressive tattoos from real music super fans and thought we’d let you guys have a peek.

Kicking off with the biggest names around, Rolling Stones! Not only have they brought us some of the most iconic hits, but they also gave us the classic and instantly recognisable licks logo which is a true seal of quality.

Check out some of our faves….

Now if you’re looking to feed your punk rebel side, what better way than a tatt from one of the first and most loved punk bands in the land, The Ramones!? These guys have gone all out to show the love and boy that’s some dedication! Ouch!

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Dark Souls Meets Zombie Boy

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

We recently spotted alternative Canadian Artist and fashion Model Rick Genest or otherwise known as Zombie Boy, for slightly obvious reasons, in our very own vintage designs!

Tapping in to his ever-present dark side, Rick showed off some of his favourite Amplified pieces during a recent photo shoot and trip to Poland. Take a look!

Rick Loving our Dark Souls Collection

Paying homage to the greats of Rock The Rolling Stones

Dead Monarch Off White T-Shirt £25

Mens Rolling Stones UK Tongue £20

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Get the look….well almost his look, with the amazing range of Amplified Dark Souls T.Shirts and Rock T Shirts at SugarBullets.co.uk.

Beatles and Stones Feature at Proud Galleries

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

Since the beginning of time…well almost…there has been the ongoing debate as to who is the top rock n roll dogs, The Rolling Stones or The Beatles?

Well it seems they are getting prepared to once again fight it out, this time in the name of art? Oh yes!

As obsessed as we are these days with seeing what the chart toppers are really like behind closed doors with all the reality TV shows that frequently pop up, hows about checking out what the real stars of music got up to during their hay days?

Coming to the Proud Galleries Camden later this week will be The Beatles: Revolutionary 1965 exhibition by Michael Peto which promises to bring exciting photographs through the most significant years and moments of the band. This will give us an amazing glimpse into the recording studios where all the magic happened, as well letting us see what life was like being one of the biggest pop acts to exist.

Always wanting to compete, kicking off later in September over at Proud’s Chelsea Galleries will be  ‘The Decca Years – The Rolling Stones‘  presented by Raj Prem Fine Art Photography.

Once again this amazing exhibition  which will include snaps taken of the boys between 1962 and 1971 that will let us see just how life was being a Rolling Stone by featuring classic moments as well as intimate behind the scenes insights taken on their infamous 1969 US tour.

The Beatles exhibition will run from the 25th August to the 16th October while The Decca Years – Rolling Stones runs from 15th September until the 23rd October. Has to be worth a look!

Can’t make it to see the exhibition? Check out our ever-growing ranges of The Beatles T.Shirts and Rolling Stones T-Shirts over at SugarBullets.co.uk for your very own slice of the action! See you there!

Original Rock Artworks up for Grabs!

Thursday, March 3rd, 2011

Ever fancied getting your mitts on an authentic piece of Rock N Roll history?

Well, in just under a weeks time on March 10th, legendary New York auctioneer Bonham’s will be selling off a whole bunch of original and iconic rock artwork from legendary bands including Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, The Clash, The Ramones, Ozzy Osbourne, The Grateful Dead, U2, Aerosmith, Pink Floyd and the Sex Pistols, to name but a few!

With tonnes of iconic album covers, posters and cartoons all up for grabs, we couldn’t resist making our very own wish list of what we’d be bidding for given the chance.

Check out our hit list below… (more…)

Unseen Photographs of Jimi Hendrix

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

At the London’s Snap Gallery, there is a new exhibition featuring unseen images of Jimi Hendrix. It runs all throughout this month and until November. Some of the pictures are sold for over £10K

The pictures are done my the most renowned British Photographer - Gered Mankowitz . Visit the site for a glimpse http://www.snapgalleries.com/

cult music and fashion brand Biba relaunches this week

Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

The 1960′s fashion department store that attracted the likes of The Rolling Stones and The Beatles is today relaunched by high street department store House of Fraser in London and tomorrow the collection will be available nationwide. The label achieved iconic status as a cult brand for music and fashion lovers because of its associations with a bohemian lifestyle.