Posts tagged Vintage

Day: 1161

Shirt: Robert Plant - Manic Nirvana

Color:  White

Brand: Tag Missing

Source: (Yesterday)  Iva had this shirt for a while now. i really love me some Led Zeppelin but I’m always amazed at how Robert Plant could make solo albums that were so horrible after Led Zep.  i don’t blame him tho, i blame the 80’s/90’s it was a weird time and there was a lot of pressure to create weird Robert Palmer sounding albums.  I give him credit tho, later on in the later 2000’s and now he started making good music again i think he finally just came around to making it more naturally then trying to make something happen.  

I do think however and why i own this shirt is not only cause well, he WAS in Led Zeppelin so he got creed points stored up for decades, but the i really did the cover art on this album. its one of those things where i wish the album was as good as the cover art.  sadly it wasn’t, but hey we will always have this shirt. listen below for yourself. 

Day: 1158
Shirt: Gorillaz - Skull
Color:  Black
Brand: Gorillaz
Source: (from Yesterday) I was just thinking to myself how good this record was, Demon Days.  Great pop album with some great guests and production.  i love this record.  I mean to be honest i think i love Gorillaz a lot more than i think.  they are a  lot like Blur in the way that every album is great but then there are like 2-3 epic jams on each one.  someday there will be a greatest hits like the Blur album 
that is unstoppable front to back. its pretty impressive how many slam dunk songs Damon Albarn has written.  and imagine if the Good the Bad and the Queen was a Gorillaz album too.  dayum.  Whoa i just had a thought.  what if there was a Damon Albarn GH album.  that would be pretty fucking good.  id buy that.  
until that happens listen to Demon Days and remember back just how good it was.  this shirt incidentally a promo from my days working at Capitol.  a serious keeper for me of some fun good days.  

Day: 1158

Shirt: Gorillaz - Skull

Color:  Black

Brand: Gorillaz

Source: (from Yesterday) I was just thinking to myself how good this record was, Demon Days.  Great pop album with some great guests and production.  i love this record.  I mean to be honest i think i love Gorillaz a lot more than i think.  they are a  lot like Blur in the way that every album is great but then there are like 2-3 epic jams on each one.  someday there will be a greatest hits like the Blur album 

that is unstoppable front to back. its pretty impressive how many slam dunk songs Damon Albarn has written.  and imagine if the Good the Bad and the Queen was a Gorillaz album too.  dayum.  Whoa i just had a thought.  what if there was a Damon Albarn GH album.  that would be pretty fucking good.  id buy that.  

until that happens listen to Demon Days and remember back just how good it was.  this shirt incidentally a promo from my days working at Capitol.  a serious keeper for me of some fun good days.  

Day: 1157

Shirt: They Might be Giants - Don’t Let’s Start

Color:  White

Brand: Brockum

Source: believe it or not this band was kinda punk at point point.  or quasi punk.  this kind of music, like Devo was a total foray into punk for me.  It was unique, fast, different, and most people didn’t like or know about it. it was def a secret.  even more secret if you knew the dial up number you could call and they would play a song on it for you.  everything they did was super cool.  eventually they would start to fade out but then find an entire new audience.  kids.  kids music that was totally tolerable to adults.  kinda fucking genius to play to the people who used to listen to you but now had kids who liked you. find the common ground between adult and kid.  

these first two TMBG albums tho were / are still so unique and well written there is not a whole lot like it in the world and will always remain very TMBG.  

Day: 1155
Shirt: Ink & Dagger - Philadelphia Society Of Future Vampires
Color:  Red
Brand: Jerzees
Source: never really contemplated Ink & Dagger as as Vampire rock but i guess it kinda makes sense.  frequently referred to on the once famous buddy head site i always used to hear about them in the same breath and Icarus Line.  then i remember early 2000s when the singer was found dead apparently i believe what i heard was OD’s on pills and drinking.  
Ink & Dagger seemed to have a short but powerful career.  coming in and stomping there brand and then seeming to have left as quickly as they came.  I remember one live show, which was incredible but then it was gone.  

Day: 1155

Shirt: Ink & Dagger - Philadelphia Society Of Future Vampires

Color:  Red

Brand: Jerzees

Source: never really contemplated Ink & Dagger as as Vampire rock but i guess it kinda makes sense.  frequently referred to on the once famous buddy head site i always used to hear about them in the same breath and Icarus Line.  then i remember early 2000s when the singer was found dead apparently i believe what i heard was OD’s on pills and drinking.  

Ink & Dagger seemed to have a short but powerful career.  coming in and stomping there brand and then seeming to have left as quickly as they came.  I remember one live show, which was incredible but then it was gone.  

Day: 1154

Shirt: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - B.R.M.C.

Color:  Black

Brand: All Sport

Source: Speaking of epic debut albums, this band really killed it with their  2000 release of “BRMC.”  such a great solid rock n roll album in a time where it was a little scarce to have a good rock album about. later i think they would star a rock a roll comeback for other bands to ride the coat tails for bands like Wolfmother to ride on. the 2000’s were a weird time in music.  a lot of old bands were falling off the map,  while a lot of younger bands were getting recognition and climbing up.  Primal Scream was releasing XTRMNTR, Modest Mouse was releasing Good News.  Grandaddy Software Slump.  and i think 3-6 Mafia was big then too.  i dunno.  thank god for bands like BRMC who decide they want to put out albums like this in times when music can really use it.  

Day: 1153
Shirt: Unwritten Law - Letters
Color:  Yellow
Brand: Jerzeez
Source: Once upon a time a stumbled upon this band from a compilation.  I believe it was a compilation called bunco Sucks with a lil baby on the front.

yeah thats it.  liberation records.  it was pretty amazing for the time.  that is where i first heard Blink as well.  aside form Sublime it was a really solid comp of a lot of Southern California bands i wasn’t able to see at the time cause i lived in Northern California and didn’t know the scene down there at all.  shit i was shut learning what my own scene was like.  but this comp came out and it was great song after great song, and allowed me to discover so many other bands.  bands like Unwritten Law.
Punk Sucks by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

So i went out and bought this debut album form this band, and it was really good.  at the time it was some of th best solid pop punk i had heard in a long time. it was punk and still had lots of harmonies.  to me it was as if Pennywise was less bro and more eMO. the album got a lot of play from me.  then a long pause came and the band put a new CD that didn’t capture any of the energy of the debut.  not even close.  then late they just seemed to dwindle and dwindle and i don’t hear much from them anymore. but man this first album was good. Unwritten Law by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

Day: 1153

Shirt: Unwritten Law - Letters

Color:  Yellow

Brand: Jerzeez

Source: Once upon a time a stumbled upon this band from a compilation.  I believe it was a compilation called bunco Sucks with a lil baby on the front.

yeah thats it.  liberation records.  it was pretty amazing for the time.  that is where i first heard Blink as well.  aside form Sublime it was a really solid comp of a lot of Southern California bands i wasn’t able to see at the time cause i lived in Northern California and didn’t know the scene down there at all.  shit i was shut learning what my own scene was like.  but this comp came out and it was great song after great song, and allowed me to discover so many other bands.  bands like Unwritten Law.

Punk Sucks by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

So i went out and bought this debut album form this band, and it was really good.  at the time it was some of th best solid pop punk i had heard in a long time. it was punk and still had lots of harmonies.  to me it was as if Pennywise was less bro and more eMO. the album got a lot of play from me.  then a long pause came and the band put a new CD that didn’t capture any of the energy of the debut.  not even close.  then late they just seemed to dwindle and dwindle and i don’t hear much from them anymore. but man this first album was good. Unwritten Law by Minor Thread on Grooveshark

Day: 1151
Shirt: Jawbreaker - New Yorker
Color:  Tan
Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Heavy
Source: from thursday..I was just thinking the other day how these guys need get back together already.  I don’t really know what the hold up is…well i do its Blake. but i don’t understand why.  Just do it already and if you think its going to be shit.  prove us wrong and if it is rad and people are stoked let us prove YOU wrong. either rway do something about it!  or quit re-issing albums and remastering shit only to get everyone all hyped up only to cock block it all.  do it already.  do it.  

Day: 1151

Shirt: Jawbreaker - New Yorker

Color:  Tan

Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Heavy

Source: from thursday..I was just thinking the other day how these guys need get back together already.  I don’t really know what the hold up is…well i do its Blake. but i don’t understand why.  Just do it already and if you think its going to be shit.  prove us wrong and if it is rad and people are stoked let us prove YOU wrong. either rway do something about it!  or quit re-issing albums and remastering shit only to get everyone all hyped up only to cock block it all.  do it already.  do it.  

Day: 1150
Shirt: …And You Will Know us By The Trail Of The Dead - Life’s Boring.  I Hate It
Color:  White
Brand: All Sport
Source: watched this band break a lot of shit over the years.  its funny when your band is famous for wrecking the house kinda.  i mean clearly they are famous of for more.  but the live show is what they really cut their teeth on.  they rose up  through the ranks over the years and played may a good show but my favorite and first was them at SXSW i wanna say early 2000’s?  it was Thrice and them at Red Eye Fly in Austin, way before SXSW was a gross circus side show, it was about watching bands only.  anyways the band ended up trashing the place so bad and getting thrown out of their own show.  but i guess that it was what it took back in the day to get the entire city buzzing about what happened last night.  that same trip i believe Icarus line was playing a hard rock or something like that and Aaron broke a Stevie Ray faugh guitar out of a case on the wall and plugged it in and started playing it.  the cops would be searching for them the entire week.  fucking great times.  

Day: 1150

Shirt: …And You Will Know us By The Trail Of The Dead - Life’s Boring.  I Hate It

Color:  White

Brand: All Sport

Source: watched this band break a lot of shit over the years.  its funny when your band is famous for wrecking the house kinda.  i mean clearly they are famous of for more.  but the live show is what they really cut their teeth on.  they rose up  through the ranks over the years and played may a good show but my favorite and first was them at SXSW i wanna say early 2000’s?  it was Thrice and them at Red Eye Fly in Austin, way before SXSW was a gross circus side show, it was about watching bands only.  anyways the band ended up trashing the place so bad and getting thrown out of their own show.  but i guess that it was what it took back in the day to get the entire city buzzing about what happened last night.  that same trip i believe Icarus line was playing a hard rock or something like that and Aaron broke a Stevie Ray faugh guitar out of a case on the wall and plugged it in and started playing it.  the cops would be searching for them the entire week.  fucking great times.  

Day: 1149

Shirt: Faith No More - Touring On Angel Dust in ‘92

Color:  Black

Brand: Tag Missing

Source: So i guess there is going to be a new Faith No More Album???  curious to hear this one.  

Day: 1147
Shirt: Drunk Injuns - Live
Color:  White
Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Lofteez
Source: this is yesterdays shirt.  it was hot and i dint feel like sitting at computer posting boring dribble, so here is my make up post.  me and the above shirt went to the @purefunskatezine Zine release party last night
Which consisted of the Infamous Johnny Rad from Future Primitive and Animal Chin.  Powerflex 5 which is the almighty Salbas band adnd the power opener Noise For The Needy featuring Hagop Najarian, Neil Blender, Lance Mountain and Lance Cyril Mountain Jr.  Oh yeah and Skatemaster Tate was DJ all night! pretty fucking solid night. I had never seen Johhny Rad and always wanted to check that off my bucket list, so CHECK!
The night was all to support the Zine that Larry Ransom creates called Pure Fun.  

a really simple, clean, and i might i add well printed and well put together skate music Zine.  its it’s only $5 but while reading it and flipping through the pages it made me realize something that i really missed about that world, holding it in your hands, flipping the pages, recognizing friends, people, places, and the whole vibe of it. i really miss that.  a lot of you don’t know this but in the late 90’s i used to do a magazine called Heckler with two guys named John and Sonny.  

It was one of the first of its kind that it was really just a giant (mostly color) zine.  

It was the Skateboard, Snowboard, Music mag that usually just consisted of stuff that we were interested in, hyped on, or contributors were hyped on.  Those days were a lot of fun and I kinda miss that creating aspect.  laying out the mag, pulling together articles and interviews.  Really putting thought into what ad did i want across from the Interview on the other side of the page, what might stoke our readers out, what would connect the dots between the Pavement interview and the ad for the new Grandaddy album.  what album could i get to give away free with a subscription so that people will get a chance to hear a band that i thought could use the extra help.  while i was at it, why did it have to only be one CD why not two, or four! or FIVE!  i went nuts.  but like i aid it was fun and i wanted the entire experience to be immersive.  i wanted you to get the free shirt put it on read the mag while listening to your free Cd and then watch the video that came with it to get you all geared up to go out and shred.  See examples below.  I guess what I’m getting at is while zines may seem simple and minimal to some of you, to others its a culture.  its what we did before the internet existed, it was a blog for all intents and purposes  and thats how you communicated with those who shared the same interest in you but you didn’t know.  you put a lot of time and effort into making them and others who were into this culture appreciated and loved every typed letter on the page and every obscure hard to recognize photocopied photo in it.  So to Larry my hat really goes off to you for taking the time out of your life, job, family to make something like this.  its rad, inspiring and makes me want to do it again.  I say this because i don’t think Larry is looking to get rich off this, but to know you inspire others and they get it is whats its all about.  its why shit like this is made.  


yeah 5 CD’s for subscribing!! Snuff, AAA, Millencolin and Nerf Herder.  You Are Welcome!


fREE shoes! Lagwagon CD, and A SKATEVIDEO…cmon now.

Someone was a Burn fan :)

you get the point. …. but yeah.  

Day: 1147

Shirt: Drunk Injuns - Live

Color:  White

Brand: Fruit Of The Loom Lofteez

Source: this is yesterdays shirt.  it was hot and i dint feel like sitting at computer posting boring dribble, so here is my make up post.  me and the above shirt went to the @purefunskatezine Zine release party last night

Which consisted of the Infamous Johnny Rad from Future Primitive and Animal Chin.  Powerflex 5 which is the almighty Salbas band adnd the power opener Noise For The Needy featuring Hagop Najarian, Neil Blender, Lance Mountain and Lance Cyril Mountain Jr.  Oh yeah and Skatemaster Tate was DJ all night! pretty fucking solid night. I had never seen Johhny Rad and always wanted to check that off my bucket list, so CHECK!

The night was all to support the Zine that Larry Ransom creates called Pure Fun.  

a really simple, clean, and i might i add well printed and well put together skate music Zine.  its it’s only $5 but while reading it and flipping through the pages it made me realize something that i really missed about that world, holding it in your hands, flipping the pages, recognizing friends, people, places, and the whole vibe of it. i really miss that.  a lot of you don’t know this but in the late 90’s i used to do a magazine called Heckler with two guys named John and Sonny.  

It was one of the first of its kind that it was really just a giant (mostly color) zine.  

It was the Skateboard, Snowboard, Music mag that usually just consisted of stuff that we were interested in, hyped on, or contributors were hyped on.  Those days were a lot of fun and I kinda miss that creating aspect.  laying out the mag, pulling together articles and interviews.  Really putting thought into what ad did i want across from the Interview on the other side of the page, what might stoke our readers out, what would connect the dots between the Pavement interview and the ad for the new Grandaddy album.  what album could i get to give away free with a subscription so that people will get a chance to hear a band that i thought could use the extra help.  while i was at it, why did it have to only be one CD why not two, or four! or FIVE!  i went nuts.  but like i aid it was fun and i wanted the entire experience to be immersive.  i wanted you to get the free shirt put it on read the mag while listening to your free Cd and then watch the video that came with it to get you all geared up to go out and shred.  See examples below.  I guess what I’m getting at is while zines may seem simple and minimal to some of you, to others its a culture.  its what we did before the internet existed, it was a blog for all intents and purposes  and thats how you communicated with those who shared the same interest in you but you didn’t know.  you put a lot of time and effort into making them and others who were into this culture appreciated and loved every typed letter on the page and every obscure hard to recognize photocopied photo in it.  So to Larry my hat really goes off to you for taking the time out of your life, job, family to make something like this.  its rad, inspiring and makes me want to do it again.  I say this because i don’t think Larry is looking to get rich off this, but to know you inspire others and they get it is whats its all about.  its why shit like this is made.  

yeah 5 CD’s for subscribing!! Snuff, AAA, Millencolin and Nerf Herder.  You Are Welcome!

fREE shoes! Lagwagon CD, and A SKATEVIDEO…cmon now.

Someone was a Burn fan :)

you get the point. …. but yeah.  

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