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Tubes 89


 

 

 


BIG MET 1989

The early part of 1989 saw some real heavy output by Kast, Mise, Jon & Shok.

 

John by Jon, Mize by Mize.

 

Mize by Mize

 


Mize again


 

Raska by Raskal

 

Caster by Kast CCD -January 1989.

 

Mize, January 1989

 

Another shot of that Mize piece passing through Harrow-On-The-Hill.

 

Pizza by Kasa

 

Tim by Sulk,  John by Jon sitting in Rickmansworth yard, 1989.


 


BYB (Bad Young Brothers), SHOK,  MISER,  TWT (The Wingy Two), window down wholcar by Shok & older brother Mise. -1989.



Kaster, Cold Crush by Kast, Cold Crush Dukes (CCD). "No dope, no hope"

 

Shok by Shok

 

        

BTP photo of that Shok piece.                                                                                  Shok 89 "Sorry felt sick"


 

Eneme by Eneme, Cope by Cote on the same train as the Shok & Kast Cold Crush pieces.

 

Eneme by Eneme

 

Cope by Cote

 

Stain from a Mize piece

 

Steam by Steam TU

 

Character from that Steam piece.

 

TFG (Trouble From the Grove),  FOAM,  KAST,  CCD (Cold Crush Dukes) running through Croxley station on the Watford line of the Big Met.

 

Foam CCD. The bloke looking out the door is not BTP but a Big Met writer who wrote Asteriks.

 

Clearer shot of that Cast straight letter.


Kasa

 

Shok by Shok

 

Mise by Mise 1989.

 

      

Kast                                                                                                    Cote

 

Shok

 

Look by Kasa

 

Steamer by Steam TU,  Cast by Kast CCD sitting at Uxbridge station on the Big Met, 1989.

 

Steamer

 

Dedication to Tilt, Coma, Nice & Huz who had a big court case in 1989. Tilt got sent down for 2 years.

 

More shots of that Cast piece.

 

  

Radicals by Acrid & Mace, RCS                                                                  RCS piece inside a Big Me by Mace

 

Scoe by Fiasko TRC

 

Fiasko piece getting buffed at Neaden yard depot.

 


Mize

 

Skore 204, TRC & Eneme on an East London Line.

 

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Mist from up north on a mission with Skore & Eneme to New Cross yard on the East London Line.

 

 akrid899dta5b71f.jpg picture by RockingTheCity        acrid108ymmd8cb687.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

Akrid by Acrid RCS on the East London Line. There was also something on the other side of this train which you can just see over the top of the windows.

 

Rasta by Ganja (Rel), Mise by Mise.

 

     

Mise piece running.                                                                                                                       Crobe

 

    

Shok                                                                                                                                       Shok


Foam,. Kast, Cold Crush Dukes - top to bottom wholecar done in Wembley sheds, Easter 1989. They did the Foam & Kast panels one night then went back the next night as the train was still in the sheds and did the Cold Crush Dukes bit over the top. There was a Kasa thing on the train too.

 

 

Foam, GVB = Great Visible Bombers an Amsterdam crew Foam was in.


 

Kast

 

Wholecar running past Nortwick Park on the Big Met 1989.

 

CCD  wholecar sitting in Neaden waiting to be buffed. Photo by BTP.

 

Another BTP photo in Neasden.

 

Top to Bottom by Shok.

 

 

Kis 42 & Voidski 

 

Shok, Tame & Jon pieces on a Big Met passing through North Harrow on the Watford line. 1989.

 

Shok by Shok

 

Better shot of that Shok piece.

 

Rame, Level by Jon.

 

 

Another shot of that Level piece by Jon. Jon looking out the window.

 

AD by Acrid RCS

 

unfinished Busk & Acrid

 

Ganja

 

     

Lie                                                                                                                                 Jon

 

Kasa

 

TU by Steam


       

Kast, Shok                                                                                                                                        Kasa




 

Shok

 

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Next to the above Shok piece a Haze piece by Kast CCD.

 

hazebykast26mn56b305.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

Haze by Kast CCD.

 

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Jon piece.  UE in the piece was a crew Jon started in 1989. It stood for Undercover Elephants.


     

 Lie by Lie next to the Jon piece above                                                                       BTP by Shok?


Kote. I think there was a Hazel piece by Jon next to this.

 

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UK Roc Kasa

 

 

Waste by Waste, Dole by Stash, Fiasco by Fiasko.

 

Dole by Stash, GBS

 

Fiasko, TRC, GBS


Steam, TU

 

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Norty, Kaysa, Voak pulling into Farringdon station.

 

Norty

 

Kaysa by Kaes.

 

Araba by Ganja

 

Acrid throw up.


? & Eneme


     

Mone by Mist - unfinished                                                                                         Siege, FMA - character by Daz

 

Hopa TU

 

 

 

Kast CCD

 

Kast , I think this was next to the Hopa piece above.

 

unfinished Shok

 


Steam, Diet

         

 

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Mise again - "God they still havn't caught me"

 

Jon

 

   

 

Kast CCD, next to the Jon piece above.

 

 

       

BTP photos.

 

      

Stash, GBS                                                                                                                          Sens

 

    

Voak


    

Norty, GBS


     

Sigher, TRC - Done in Neasden 

sired42.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

outline by Sigher, TRC

 

 

     

Suezan by Mise in Rickmansworth.

 

Oman

 

Peble by Peble (Karl 123). Done in Ricky 2 alley with the Oman piece above.

 

Sitting in Rickmansworth this was Karl 123's first tube.

 

Shok

 

shokkastkast2lw43411e.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

Kast CCD

 

shokkast4yveef437.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

 

Kaes GBS

 

 

 Norty, GBS

 

Soak

 

      

Jise by Jist                                                                                                                         Nik by Nik

 

shocjonnik5ie3d0cdb.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

Shok Jon Nik panels.

 

 

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Shoc by Shok

 

 

jon0024sgac1877.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

Jon

 

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Lie

 

Fiasko insides

 

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Avek TU

 

GBS by Kaes, GBS (Ghetto Blasters) was Kaes, Stash, Lerk, Fiasko, Norty, Mase, Waste plus others.

 

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Steam & Sae in Rickmansworth

 

Shok

 

Kast panel pulling out from Wembley sheds..  

 

More of Kasts photos of that piece.

 

Kasa

 

Unfinished Shok

 

Krazer, Mise


 

 

Mise by Mise.

Around early summer of 1989 Mise died of a heart attack while playing sport. MISE R.I.P.

 

Robbe by Jon. A tribute to Mise RIP

 

    

Sae, TU                                                                                                                            Steam, TU

 

 

 kaes1a7yh65d418.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

  Kaes

 

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Soak

           

           

Big met tags                                                                                                          Graham Brooker from Graffiti Management Limited.

VIDEO CLIP - Summer of 89 LRT had a crack down on graf on the Metropolitan Line. They hired a company called Graffiti Manegement Limited to tidy the line up and to help gather evidence against writers. A bloke called graham brooker spent all day riding the line taking photos of tags or trying to take photos of us hanging about together. these photos were used by BTP as evidence in peoples court cases. As a result of the crackdown along with the death of Mise caused the big Met graf scene to calm down in late 89.

 


?? TU & Concept unfinished in Rickmansworth

 

unfinished Steam

 

Unfinished Kast piece after a raid.

                                                 

                            

                                                                                               Outline for unfinished Kast piece in Rickmansworth above.

 

    

An idea of how it might of looked if finished.

 

 

unfinished Rel piece

 

     

Unfinished Rel piece in Rickmansworth.                                                            Outline for that Rel piece.

 

    

 Kaes

 

     

Deter, Major                                                                                                                            Osk

 

                

In late 1989 a bunch of writers had been hanging around drinking at Croxley and had gone to ride the line. Daniel Erdwin died when he tried to surf the roof of a Metropolitan Line tube running southbound between Moor Park & Northwood. He was hit by a bridge and knocked onto the tracks, he died later in hospital.  Zone - Rest In Peace


        

Mase - from Mase's Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/52787975@N00/362595964/                                                          Elk & Acrid


    

Merry Xmas by Kaes & Mase




Other Lines

District line

   

Dusc                                                                                                                       bush bombing at West Ham - photo Skire

 

       

Tase, CBK                                                                                                                             RCS by Acrid

 

steamdiccy.jpg picture by RockingTheCity      

Steam, TU                                                                                                                                                                              Ganja, TU


Grand

 

Jubilee line

 

Steam TU & Hopar TU pieces on a Jubilee sitting in Stanmore yard at the north end of the Jubilee line.

 

Hopa by Hopa TU. Hopa later wrote Noza and joined KTC (Koast To Coast).

 

     

Total Kaos by Froe, TKS (Total Kaos)  - photo from Drift 27                                               Fokus, TKS

 

Tube 203, TKS

 

Bakerloo

 

Mise

 

        

Diet                                                                                                                 Unfinished Kast

 

Central & Northern Lines

 

Face

 

          

RCS by Mace, 1989.                                                                        Acrid

 

mise_unknown4c2.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

Mise

 

Science, APN

 

     

Busk

 

     

RCS by Acrid                                                                                                        Norf by Net 1, SAS


 

Sigher, TRC                                                                                                           


     

De-Fi, TRC


     

Tase, CBK

 

     

Acrid                                                                                                                                               Mes, Frae, Event, Rate tags.      


        

Phed                                                                                                                  Knife, 


          

Mace, RCS                                                                                                             Frae & ??


Picadilly & Vicoria Lines


     

Fiasko                                                                                                                              Eneme & Diet

 

      

RCS by Acrid - done in Uxbridge.                                                                                          Zone, NHS & Mover, NHS


          

Teaser                                                                                                              Jon




 

 

Little Mets

 

Acine, Cold Crush Dukes,  Phome by Acine & Foam 2, CCD - done in G on a day time trip. 

 

     

Top To bottom by Ganja, ACR, TU                                                                   from Phed's Flickr -  http://www.flickr.com/photos/phed150/   

 

       

Alphabet window down wholecar by Drax, WD passing through Barbican station.                                click to see large image @ drax's Flickr page

 

Masika & Rocs pieces done in Farringdon. 

 

Rase R.I.P. Evil by Acrid, RCS

 

      

AD by Acrid, RCS

 

Phome by Foam,  Kasta by Kast  - Cold Crush Dukes

 

   

Slighty better photo of the Kasta piece above.                                                                                     

 

      

Dioe                                                                                                                               ? Pae by ?


      

Sire, TRC


     

Series                                                                                                                        Mise


     

Grand, YDS


Storm by Noise 207


    

Storm by Prime                                                                                                                         Prime outline


                       

Farringdon                                                            

 

 

Foam, CCD - https://www.flickr.com/photos/109597534@N02/ George Murphy Flickr


Ganja              


Foam, CCD & Ganja, TU

 

Fameism by Fame

 

                   104f1.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

        Outline for the Fame piece above

 

  

?? Series                                                                                                                                      


     

Sire by Sigher, TRC                                                                                                   Tase, CBK


  

  Skool                                                                                                                                                  RCS by Acrid

 

  

     Busk, AAK

 

         

Terry Katya by Grand, YDS                                                                                                                                                           

 

   image

Fugi                                                                                                                           Acrid


      

Rane, BDS                                                                                                                                Hopa


     

Ganja                                                                                                                           Crobe

 

     

Pusher                                                                                                                                                        

 

                                         cherish_20panel_201989a66.jpg picture by RockingTheCity

                                             Drax, WD - click to enlarge photos @ Drax's Flickr page.                                                            Early Cherish

 

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RCS by Acrid                                                                                                                      AD by Acrid


     

Robbo, WRH insides                                                                                                                Fuel, CCD & Mes insides

 

     

Raz                                                                                                                                           Able 214 sticker

 

          

Series, SBS                                                                                         Acrid, RCS

 

      

Fiasko, TRC                                                                                                                     Sire, TRC


          

One of Cherish's earliest tubes.                                                                              Spasm

 

Troopa (Tera)  & Fame

 

Fame                                                                                                                       

 

Cherish Top to bottom on the same train as the Troopa & Fame TTBs.


           

 Stupid                                                                                                                Ganja


     

 

     

Rocs, RCS                                                                                                                  Masika, RCS

  

? & Maeo


Louise by Tram


      

Hopa                                                                                                                                   unfinished Foam


     

Earn by Keen, AWE - XMAS 89   http://www.flickr.com/photos/keenone/                                                                       Acrid, RCS   - Xmas 89

 

Happy Birthday Jesus by Check & Pusher, done in Farringdon - http://www.flickr.com/photos/keenone/


Marlon by Shuto & Excel, NWA. A memorial piece done at Moorgate.


    

 


Drax & Robbo's Xmas 89 window down wholetrain done at Moorgate. this photo was taken by a journalist and appeared in national papers & TV news.

NEWS CLIP -

 

                

                                                                                                                                                                             From drax's Flickr - click to enlarge


 

 

 



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