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Shirt: Rapeman - Two Nuns And A Pack Mule
Color:  Navy
Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Best
Source: I waited many years to find a shirt by this band or Big Black.  they never surface.  so i had to take destiny in my own hands and make em myself.  I think for 3 months i have been listening to Big Black / Steve Albini on heavy rotation.  See i have this car that is from 1964  and when i drive around it in i listen to music.  it has a crappy 2 speaker system with very little bass, so to me it was made for high treble music like Big Black and Rapeman.  

Picture me driving around in this on a nice sunny day blasting Steve Albini and the picture might become a little clearer.  

So any of you that never listened to Big Black it sure is an acquired taste.  and for any of you that have been living under a rock Steve Albini, frontman of Rapeman, Big Black and Shellac is also a producer.  the guy that recorded Nirvana’s In Utero.  Listen to that, then go listen to Big Black and you will start to understand the root of it all.  In addition to Nirvana he also produced Songs: Ohia, Slint, the Pixies, The Breeders, Jesus Lizard, Tad, Superchunk, Helmet, PJ Harvey, Jawbreaker, Screeching Weasel, Man Or Astro-Man?, Palace Music, Smog, Bush, Cheap Trick, Pegboy, Pansy Division, The Jon Spenser Blues Explosion, Will Oldham, Neurosis, the Bollweevils, Don Caballero, Mogwai, Portastatic, Rye Coalition, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Iggy and The Stooges, Cloud Nothings (wow I didn’t know that but make so much sense now) and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.  

Still not impressed or intrigued.  you are dead to me.  Im not trying to get all up on Steve Albiini’s dick here but lets give credit where credit is due.  dude is uber talented and continues to be so to this day.  

Any way since i have been on this kick i made this shirt and one for the Hammer Party that are both avible here in very ltd quantities. Lets call it an homage to Steve and his great projects.  and if i could have figured out a good way to make an atomizer shirt i would have done that too.  maybe i will  i dunk , baby steps i suppose.  

Listen to Steve albini.

Also if anyone has a good version of the Rapeman re-release can i bother you to send it to me my copy is horrible and doesn’t have BUDD EP?

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  1. readingrightonthelines answered: Give me an email and I can send a digital copy. I’ve been an Albini freak since before I hit puberty.
  2. hark-hark said: I’ll most likely be buying a Hammer Party shirt soon! This print looks fantastic, by the way. Great call on the back side.
  3. hark-hark answered: I’ll be buying the Hammer Party shirt soon!
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