Day #407 No Means No - Would We Be Alive?
Brand: Hanes Beefy-T
Source: sometimes bands slip through the cracks and you forget about them. a lot like the post about Lard. I love that album but for some reason i never remember to listen to it. Same goes for No Means No. This band shredded me back in the day. I didn’t fully comprehend it too much but my friend Orion used to play it all the time. Him and this guy Hans who were also big advocates of acid(which i never got into) were always playing NO Means No and Butthole Surfers all the time. this really was my entry into this band.
While part of me didn’t want to like them because i wasn’t a drug dude, so like anything related to drugs i.e. Grateful Dead i tried to steer as clear as possible of them. Unfortunately for me No Means No was not the shitty band i heard when i listened to Grateful Dead, It was actually good. It seeped into my brain and made me want more.
I finally got a chance to see them at the famous Cattle Club in Sacramento and that is when the proverbial shit hit the fan, and my eyes were opened up to how good they were. I was converted. not converted to taking acid and enjoying them, but just enjoying them as good as i could drug free.
I got this shirt there…then i somehow lost it over the years, probably tore a hole in it skateboarding or something…but then i found it on eBay. there is nothing more satisfying that finding a shirt you once loved and lost. maybe like the old saying goes, if you love something set it free. if it comes back to you, its a fucking shirt worth keeping!
So todays post has taken me back, haven’t listened to No Means No for ages, but today i queued everything up and am going for a ride.