Posts tagged Vintage

Day: 1146
Shirt: Frank Zappa - I Bought the Box ‘86
Color:  Heather Grey
Brand: Screen Stars
Source: Back when i worked at the record store in Sacramento (the Beat it was called), there was this fella i worked with and his name was Scott.  I wish i could remember his last name dammit but i can’t. he was a real mellow fella, had a real stride to his step and was probably the kind of guy that carried a comb in his back pocket at some point to take care of his sweet feathered hair he would have at times.  mind you I’m not making fun, just painting a picture here, don’t get the wrong idea.  we wore flannels and jeans but mostly i remember his walk was as if he was walking through a 70’s movie with total confidence and attitude part stoner vibe part hippie.   He was kind of a loner, but by choice i don’t think he completely gelled with anyone at the store, but he clearly loved music and wanted to be around it so he tolerated all of us around him, and made an effort to connect whenever possible.  we all got turns to play music and his turn would often consist of Frank Zappa.  
Osmosis is a strange way to soak in music, where you are listening to it but not paying attention.  in the down time i would get in rock talks with Scott and he would try to explain to me what Frank Zappa was so important, and at the time i wasn’t really getting it.  I mean clearly the guy had a lot of albums out, you knew his name and shit, even his kids were famous, so he must have been good.  If only Wikipedia existed back then i could a read it and been like OH YEAH, i get it now.  i respected this guys opinion tho and wanted to understand, but like i said in a previous post. sometimes you just aren’t ready, or in the right place for certain things.  movies, music, hell even food.  I hated csh until i was in my 30’s now i love it.  you just have to be in the right place in the right mind sometimes.  which is why i say unless you are always growing an learning you are dying.  
Back to Frank.  I don’t know who i could say is a modern day version of him, be kind of hard to say.  the only band i really hear when i listen to Zappa is the Butthole Surfers, i feel like they must have celebrated the entire catalog cause i hear so many pieces of music of Franks that could be a Butthole Surfers song.  but current day musicians, i have no idea.  Frank had a REALLY long really interesting creative career.  he apparently invented tons of musical record styles, produced almost all his albums, taught himself who to play music but the most interest fact i learned when i looked up his wiki page that i didn’t knw was this
the Song Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple is about Frank Zappa and his band playing in Switerland when some crazy audience ember fired a flair gun at the band caught the casino on fire they were playing in, and burned down the entire place including the bands equipment.  apparently Deep Purple was recording in a studio across the lake and watched it all burn down.  Thats fucking crazy right??
NOT AS CRAZY as this that happened a few years later
“During the encore, an audience member pushed Zappa off the stage and into the concrete-floored orchestra pit. The band thought Zappa had been killed—he had suffered serious fractures, head trauma and injuries to his back, leg, and neck, as well as a crushed larynx, which ultimately caused his voice to drop a third after healing.[112] This accident resulted in him using a wheelchair for an extended period, forcing him off the road for over half a year”
Going to a show, or playing one was dangerous back in the day, damn.  PCP!!!  Drugs R Bad MMMMK?
So this shirt, while awesome is nothing compared to Frank Zappa’s story but its cool.  apparently there was a promo version that was sent out to promote the box set that was coming out back then that looked like this. 
then when you bough the box you got this..
pretty cool huh?  
so i know 98% of you on here won’t care , don’t know about Frank Zappa and will never read this far but if you did and got sucked in you are surely not regretting it at this point, and that is all that matters.  right?

Day: 1146

Shirt: Frank Zappa - I Bought the Box ‘86

Color:  Heather Grey

Brand: Screen Stars

Source: Back when i worked at the record store in Sacramento (the Beat it was called), there was this fella i worked with and his name was Scott.  I wish i could remember his last name dammit but i can’t. he was a real mellow fella, had a real stride to his step and was probably the kind of guy that carried a comb in his back pocket at some point to take care of his sweet feathered hair he would have at times.  mind you I’m not making fun, just painting a picture here, don’t get the wrong idea.  we wore flannels and jeans but mostly i remember his walk was as if he was walking through a 70’s movie with total confidence and attitude part stoner vibe part hippie.   He was kind of a loner, but by choice i don’t think he completely gelled with anyone at the store, but he clearly loved music and wanted to be around it so he tolerated all of us around him, and made an effort to connect whenever possible.  we all got turns to play music and his turn would often consist of Frank Zappa.  

Osmosis is a strange way to soak in music, where you are listening to it but not paying attention.  in the down time i would get in rock talks with Scott and he would try to explain to me what Frank Zappa was so important, and at the time i wasn’t really getting it.  I mean clearly the guy had a lot of albums out, you knew his name and shit, even his kids were famous, so he must have been good.  If only Wikipedia existed back then i could a read it and been like OH YEAH, i get it now.  i respected this guys opinion tho and wanted to understand, but like i said in a previous post. sometimes you just aren’t ready, or in the right place for certain things.  movies, music, hell even food.  I hated csh until i was in my 30’s now i love it.  you just have to be in the right place in the right mind sometimes.  which is why i say unless you are always growing an learning you are dying.  

Back to Frank.  I don’t know who i could say is a modern day version of him, be kind of hard to say.  the only band i really hear when i listen to Zappa is the Butthole Surfers, i feel like they must have celebrated the entire catalog cause i hear so many pieces of music of Franks that could be a Butthole Surfers song.  but current day musicians, i have no idea.  Frank had a REALLY long really interesting creative career.  he apparently invented tons of musical record styles, produced almost all his albums, taught himself who to play music but the most interest fact i learned when i looked up his wiki page that i didn’t knw was this

the Song Smoke on the Water by Deep Purple is about Frank Zappa and his band playing in Switerland when some crazy audience ember fired a flair gun at the band caught the casino on fire they were playing in, and burned down the entire place including the bands equipment.  apparently Deep Purple was recording in a studio across the lake and watched it all burn down.  Thats fucking crazy right??

NOT AS CRAZY as this that happened a few years later

During the encore, an audience member pushed Zappa off the stage and into the concrete-floored orchestra pit. The band thought Zappa had been killed—he had suffered serious fractures, head trauma and injuries to his back, leg, and neck, as well as a crushed larynx, which ultimately caused his voice to drop a third after healing.[112] This accident resulted in him using a wheelchair for an extended period, forcing him off the road for over half a year”

Going to a show, or playing one was dangerous back in the day, damn.  PCP!!!  Drugs R Bad MMMMK?

So this shirt, while awesome is nothing compared to Frank Zappa’s story but its cool.  apparently there was a promo version that was sent out to promote the box set that was coming out back then that looked like this. 

then when you bough the box you got this..

pretty cool huh?  

so i know 98% of you on here won’t care , don’t know about Frank Zappa and will never read this far but if you did and got sucked in you are surely not regretting it at this point, and that is all that matters.  right?

Day: 1145

Shirt: Morrissey - Robert Wagner & Jeffery Hunter Maladjusted US Tour 1992

Color:  Blue Ringer

Brand: JSR Merchandising

Source: I think this image is kinda hilarious, and the fact that Morrissey made it his backdrop for the Maladjusted tour is even funnier and shows he does have a sense of humor.  

I very distingly remember this tour.  i do remember it wasn’t selling all that well, and for some reason Morrissey decided to play this show in Petaluma, CA at the Phoenix Theatre of all places. a place where i have seen NOFX, Green Day, Lagwagon, Monsula, Down By Law, No Use For A Name… and Morrissey.  My friend told me about it day of and we got in and it was a really memorable show.  i remember this was the first kind of small environment i would see this guy in.  So up until this point it was arenas only, and this show was kind mind blowing.  look at this set list..

Set List

It should be Noted at this point that my fav Moz Record is Southpaw Grammar.  not a big favorite for the masses but to me i was really into Morrissey’s “Rock” album.  so this show was a total slam dunk for me.  did i get this shirt there?  no for some reason i went through a phase when i was younger like “I  Have too many shirts” so i would pass them up.  fucking moron.  i regret it all the time when i see stuff that i passed up.  luckily for me there is a follower on my Insta who is a fan of my stuff i will make on occasion and he was kind enough to part with a few items that didn’t fit him in exchange for a a few, well a lot of new pieces.  i sent him a giant box, but i am more than happy to.  it was a great trade, and now i have this shirt finally.  all be it a ringer, but one can hope to find a non ringer one day.  i finally did for my SDRE diary shirt so you never know!  

anyways.  so glad to have this shirt in my possession.  i will love it long time.  and i still think Maladjusted is a fucking great album, the original not the weirdly sequenced 2009 reissue.  

Day: 1144

Shirt: Danzig - How The Gods Kill 1992 US Tour

Color:  Black

Brand: GIANT

Source: I kinda think this was the last Danzig album i could handle.  they never seemed to recover form this point on.  Not to say that they are horrible now, but there seems to ave been a conscious turn in the music, and the cast he played with.  I dunno, i may squeeze Danzig IV in there someplace if i am really in the zone, but maybe its just the American Recordings that made it better.  I will still go see him live..I mean i bought tickets to the Samhain 30 show here in LA but now i won’t be here and won’t even get to see that.  my only hope is it will be better than last time i saw him at Fun Fun Fun on the Legacy Tour, where he complained he couldn’t get French Onion Soup…bummer.  

But i always try to give him the benefit of the doubt.  Imagine if he complained about every time someone spit on him at a show , or he didn’t get paid the money he was supposed to get when they were in Misifts.  

But here is my idea.  do a super rad Misfits tour.  advertised by flyers only.  keep it raw, and silkscreen your own shirts again at the merch stands, and get back to the roots of it all.  the fun.  like this photo below where Danzig is on stage fist pumping to the Big Boys side of stage.  he looks so happy back then.  a rare Danzig smiling moment.  i love this photo that Pat Blashill took.  a real Gem

Day: 1143
Shirt: Stereolab - The Underground Is Coming 1999 Tour
Color:  Baby Blue
Brand: Hanes Beefy-T
Source: in 1999 I went to see Stereolab for what i think was the last time.  it was def the last time i would see them as complete band, so sad.  a few years later Mary Hansen would be hit by a truck while riding her bicycle and would die.  Stereolab would never recover and never be the same.  she gave the band a distinct sound that was easily recognized and in my opinion really really missed.  
This how in particular was a good one too, the Filmore in SF with Olivia Tremor Control and PapaM (aka Dave Pajo from Slint and Zwan).  I bought this shirt and this 7” and some how ended up losing the shirt, or it was stolen, or wherever the shirt vortex is that they go to.  whatever it is, this shirt went into it.  until recently i found it again and we were reunited.  the vinyl..its funny i don’t feel any connection to that at all, but this shirt takes me back.  

Day: 1143

Shirt: Stereolab - The Underground Is Coming 1999 Tour

Color:  Baby Blue

Brand: Hanes Beefy-T

Source: in 1999 I went to see Stereolab for what i think was the last time.  it was def the last time i would see them as complete band, so sad.  a few years later Mary Hansen would be hit by a truck while riding her bicycle and would die.  Stereolab would never recover and never be the same.  she gave the band a distinct sound that was easily recognized and in my opinion really really missed.  

This how in particular was a good one too, the Filmore in SF with Olivia Tremor Control and PapaM (aka Dave Pajo from Slint and Zwan).  I bought this shirt and this 7” and some how ended up losing the shirt, or it was stolen, or wherever the shirt vortex is that they go to.  whatever it is, this shirt went into it.  until recently i found it again and we were reunited.  the vinyl..its funny i don’t feel any connection to that at all, but this shirt takes me back.  

Day: 1141
Shirt: the Damned - Smash It Up
Color:  White
Brand: TAG MISSING
Source: Finally got around to breaking out a few gems that i got from a fellow Tumblr user.  stoked to be able to cherry pick a few great shirts and keep them alive for another decade or two.  
the Damned is just one of those bands that paved the way hard for so many bands to come.  i feel like they should be getting royalty checks from every new punk band for making their lives easier.  this band was punk when people were still figuring out what being punk meant.  they are hard OG’s that deserve  lot of respect.  i tip my hat to them fellas.  

Day: 1141

Shirt: the Damned - Smash It Up

Color:  White

Brand: TAG MISSING

Source: Finally got around to breaking out a few gems that i got from a fellow Tumblr user.  stoked to be able to cherry pick a few great shirts and keep them alive for another decade or two.  

the Damned is just one of those bands that paved the way hard for so many bands to come.  i feel like they should be getting royalty checks from every new punk band for making their lives easier.  this band was punk when people were still figuring out what being punk meant.  they are hard OG’s that deserve  lot of respect.  i tip my hat to them fellas.  

Day: 1140
Shirt: Rocket From The Crypt - Rick Fork Tiki
Color:  Heather Grey
Brand: Oneita Power T
Source: Just another great Rick Froberg Drawing.  no big.  id be psyched tho if i could play guitar, sing, wite songs half as good as Rick AND could draw too!  wtf.  

Day: 1140

Shirt: Rocket From The Crypt - Rick Fork Tiki

Color:  Heather Grey

Brand: Oneita Power T

Source: Just another great Rick Froberg Drawing.  no big.  id be psyched tho if i could play guitar, sing, wite songs half as good as Rick AND could draw too!  wtf.  

Day: 1139
Shirt: Big Black - Tools
Color:  Black
Brand: Lee
Source: this is from a Pig Pile box set that was purchased sometime in the late 90’s.  actually this isn’t the EXACT shirt.  that one was ruined and i recently after much stewing over how much i missed it found and acquired another. i forget sometimes how good this band was.  Pig Pile box came with a Live VHS.  it never really ever occurred to me of the box was a bootleg or not i think it was official but back then you bought stuff at Tower Records and so you assumed it was all legit form distributors.  
Pig Pile by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

Day: 1139

Shirt: Big Black - Tools

Color:  Black

Brand: Lee

Source: this is from a Pig Pile box set that was purchased sometime in the late 90’s.  actually this isn’t the EXACT shirt.  that one was ruined and i recently after much stewing over how much i missed it found and acquired another. i forget sometimes how good this band was.  Pig Pile box came with a Live VHS.  it never really ever occurred to me of the box was a bootleg or not i think it was official but back then you bought stuff at Tower Records and so you assumed it was all legit form distributors.  

Pig Pile by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

Day: 1138

Shirt: SST Records - The Tour

Color:  White

Brand: NO TAG

Source: I have nothing to say here except that this is what i wore yesterday.  this shirts says it all. 

Day: 1137
Shirt: the Clash - Star and Bars
Color:  Atheltic Yellow
Brand: Gilden
Source: this is just me saying happy birthday to one fine frontman , joe Strummer.  Happy Birthday buddy.  thanks for being punk. 

Day: 1137

Shirt: the Clash - Star and Bars

Color:  Atheltic Yellow

Brand: Gilden

Source: this is just me saying happy birthday to one fine frontman , joe Strummer.  Happy Birthday buddy.  thanks for being punk. 

Day: 1136
Shirt: the Breeders - Mountain Battles
Color:  Black
Brand: Gilden
Source: im slacking.  i was wearing this yesterday thinking about how this album is good and is kinda under appreciated.  

Day: 1136

Shirt: the Breeders - Mountain Battles

Color:  Black

Brand: Gilden

Source: im slacking.  i was wearing this yesterday thinking about how this album is good and is kinda under appreciated.  

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