Day: 971 Shirt: Meat Puppets - Too High To Die Color: Yellow Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Source: a really great internet find. Been looking to hunt this shirt down for ages, i had a ratty one back in the 90’s and now i feel like i get to do a complete redo. a whole new life on this shirt. this time i promise to treat it much better and not wear it when i am falling over and over trying to B/S lip slide a hand rail. i feel like that was the demise of most of my old shirts. to prove it i literally have two permeant scars on my back from falling that way. its sad.
Day: 970 Shirt: Dinosaur Jr. - Hand It Over Color: Purple Brand: Giant Source: people like to hate on this record. Its just not their best album, but its not bad by any means. is Piccasso’s later work bad? nope its just not as good as his peak. even J Mascis’ turds smell way better than most bands best album. so suck on that haters. my only real complaint is the lack of Neil Blender artowrk on the album .
Day: 967/68 Shirt: Dead Kennedys - Give Me Convenience Or Give Me Death Color: Black Brand: Alstyle Source: Put this on last night before i left house, and i figure my lazy ass will take a while to shower and put on a new shirt today. besides all that i need to crank through as many shirts as i can. so here, enjoy a nice late 90’s early 2000’s DK shirt where they spent all this money making a bazillion color print on a shirt. ahhh yes.
Day: 966 Shirt: Rocket From The Crypt - Bongo Panther Color: Kelly Green Brand: Hanes Heavyweight 50/50 Source: Just realized we are in the month of March now. Meaning this month RFTC will be playing at the Echoplex at the end of the month which i am pumped about. its been many moons since i have seen RFTC, maybe the El Rey? in lil 2001-ish? hold on ill look…I think no big deal or anything but it was with the (International) Noise Conspiracy and the Explosion. OR It was with Botch and Murder City Devils. it def was 2001 though. but damn, either bill was good. this is what happens when you go to too many shows its not a matter of if you have seen a band but how many times, where and who with. I’m leaning towards INC. thats what my gut says to me.
Its funny of all th elands i would want to hear an entire album played all the way through from Circa Now by RFTC would be at the top of my list. while i know those shows get old quick i think mostly cause bands play albums that are really good all the way through, like Circa was. Who knows what the band has in store to play but i will be happy with anything Scream Dracula Scream and before. after looking at many set lists online its clear the band is changing it up which is good, so i will clear my brain and just let it flow. looking forward to that night. see you guys there.
Day: 961 Shirt: SNFU - Open Up Your Mouth And Say…L/S Color: Black Brand: Screen Stars Premium Source: captalizing on a random cold day we have once or twice a year i took this opportunity to break out this awesome SNFU shirt. 2 different sleeve prints. the band went all out on these. This is think is front he Last of th eBig Time Suspenders album, but since that is missing form Spotify you get Something Green And Leafy This Way Comes. Enjoy some Chi Pig Today.
Day: 960 Shirt: Quicksand - Manic Compression Color: Navy Brand: Murina Source: I Have always been psyched on this shirt / album design by Melinda Beck. This album too but i would say i was more drawn to the art on this one. always great wood cut look to it. Stoked to shave this shirt and lift it from a friend that couldn’t fit into it anymore or just didn’t want it. either way. now its in the archive. cataloged. history. fact.
Day: 956 Shirt: Jawbreaker - Chesterfield King Color: Slate Grey Brand: American Apparel Power Wash Source: I posted this last night, then Tumblr crashed and ruined my post so this is yesterdays post again today a day late, I apologize.
What i said was…In a nutshell is that this record was sort of a holy grail coolness test situation i always thought. you know you had friends that liked Jawbreaker but weren’t obsessed like you or your friends that bought every compilation, every 7” every song they could get their hands on. you know who you are. you are the guys that have 2 versions of the With or Without U2 single. 4 copies of busy in different colors, the Samiam split, and the Proletariat compilation and way more. ON the off chance that you had all these it was still unlikely you had Chesterfield King 12” for some reason it just was not a Holy Grail but more of a cherry on top of your collection. the artwork was awesome and in fact out of all the singles they did i would say it ranked #1 (maybe a tie with Busy) but it was Iconic. i loved it. i remember wanting a shirt of it for so many years and always thought, man someone needs to make that. So i did.
Normally when i make a shirt i will make a few extra not to make money off of or anything but enough to cover my production costs and break even. Only problem is i like to make things accurate and OG so if a shirt was originally only available in White i will print it in white. Only problem is there are a lot of you out there that have a Johnny Cash complex and reuse to wear anything black. so i get flooded with requests to make black versions. So this time i caved. I made Black only. but to be honest i feel gross inside. i feel like i gave in to make everyone else happy when the whole point of making this shirt was to end this quest to have this shirt made in the first place. Maybe i am over reacting. Either Way i made 2 copies on a Slate Grey for what i would perceive to be what a real replica would look like. One for me and one for a loyal customer who i thought would appreciate this as well.
the Rest of you will have to settle on a black version knowing that is is my second choice and the Grey one is the real version. Im sure you will look good in your black version though, and if you want one for yourself I’m sure for the next day or two they will be for sale here until they run out.
Day: 954 Shirt: DEVO - We’re Pinheads All! Punk Rock Bowling 2013 Color: Black Brand: DEVO Source: This is a real loss. Devo kinda took punk to a whole new level. they influenced so much. they were my second concert ever (read about it here). they were a big deal to me and played may important roles in my life. I’m sad about BOB2 passing but i am really thankful for the music he left behind. I’m not gunna get all mushy here except to say thanks to that man and my heart goes out to the rest of DEVO and BOB2’s family.
Day: 951 Shirt: the Wynona Riders - Wynona Color: Black Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Source: There is not a whole lot of info not his band out there. All’s i know is that i saw that Gilman St. on more than one occasion and when they put out the J.D. Salinger album i was really into it. Ironically i had not read Cather in the Rye at that point so the reference was totally lost on me.
I do have to think this is one of the very first band to adopt a celebrity name for thier band to get a step up on life. you know what i mean cause it seems like nowadays it is super commonplace. I’m talking about bands like Dananananakroyd, Dale Earnhardt Jr Jr, Com Truise, Abe Vigoda, Natalie Portmans shaved Head…but now that i type this i realize nope they weren’t. cause there was the Mr. T Experience, Don Knotts Overdrive, Sandy Duncan’s Eye, Dandy Warhols, Gnarls Barkley, and the eve not popular the Tony Danza Tap Dance Extravaganza. So i guess appropriation might be as old as music it self.
None the less, still a great band and if you can ever track down a copy of this album grab it and enjoy some true East Bay style punk rock.