Posts tagged the smiths

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: 1120
Shirt: the Smiths - William It Was Really Nothing (Reproduction)
Color:  White
Brand: Alstyle
Source:  All Good things must come to an end.  my store where i will sell the excess shirts i will print up for other shirt nerds is getting shut down and i have to close it up for a while.  so if you ever wanted to buy anything but was trigger shy nows your time.  use promo code “FUCK” at checkout to get 25% off everything.  

Day: 1120

Shirt: the Smiths - William It Was Really Nothing (Reproduction)

Color:  White

Brand: Alstyle

Source:  All Good things must come to an end.  my store where i will sell the excess shirts i will print up for other shirt nerds is getting shut down and i have to close it up for a while.  so if you ever wanted to buy anything but was trigger shy nows your time.  use promo code “FUCK” at checkout to get 25% off everything.  

Day: 1112
Shirt: Morrissey - November Spawned A Monster (Reproduction)
Color:  Silver
Brand: Alstyle
Source:  I would rarely a sunday goes by where the the thought doesn’t cross my mind, Everyday is Like Sunday.  Its true.  Like when someone says “I Can’t Go Out Tonight”…my mind always feels the need to say “Cause You haven’t Got a Stitch to wear???”
well its Sunday. and this was the alt version i made of the black shirt.  even tho I’m black on the inside doesn’t mean i want to every shirt to be black on the outside.  so i made 2 silver and 2 white of each size.  its sad but no one buys shirts that aren’t black sometimes.  i enjoy color.  and variety.  I even made the white ones which white ink.  so that when you shirt dulls and fades the white ink will still be white and it will have more depth.  do you care?  probably not.  
Morrissey-Beethoven..-04-November Spawned A Monster by Morrissey on Grooveshark

Day: 1112

Shirt: Morrissey - November Spawned A Monster (Reproduction)

Color:  Silver

Brand: Alstyle

Source:  I would rarely a sunday goes by where the the thought doesn’t cross my mind, Everyday is Like Sunday.  Its true.  Like when someone says “I Can’t Go Out Tonight”…my mind always feels the need to say “Cause You haven’t Got a Stitch to wear???”

well its Sunday. and this was the alt version i made of the black shirt.  even tho I’m black on the inside doesn’t mean i want to every shirt to be black on the outside.  so i made 2 silver and 2 white of each size.  its sad but no one buys shirts that aren’t black sometimes.  i enjoy color.  and variety.  I even made the white ones which white ink.  so that when you shirt dulls and fades the white ink will still be white and it will have more depth.  do you care?  probably not.  

Morrissey-Beethoven..-04-November Spawned A Monster by Morrissey on Grooveshark

Day: 1105
Shirt: the Smiths - Ask German 12” (Reproduction)
Color:  Black
Brand: Tultex
Source:  I look at lots of T-shirts on the internets.  lots.  i always have this sad sigh pop out of my chest every time i see some bootleg shirt that not only looks horrible but really had zero thought put into it.  i guess to make a dollar that was the thought.  maybe I’m just being too personal cause this is coming form a guy who literally 20% of the time he is listing to music it is the Smiths or Morrissey.  
so I was thinking of great sleeves that would make great album covers and this one came into mind in particular.  the German 12” version of “Ask.”
 its nice right?  a slightly different L shaped logo unique to this sleeve, and it just stood out.  normally most of you saw this:

which i was going to make as well and thought it would be cool to pick whichever country your was from but it was too expensive at the printer.  so i only made this one.  
for some reason the sleeve was changed in Germany later to  this cover of Colin Campbell:

but i really hate square album art that gets cut off and doesn’t really lend it self well to shirt art.  see pet peeve above.
So why did it get made?  i dunno, cause i though tit would look good and deserved it i guess.  you know sometimes you don’t want to let things die away without showing it the respect it deserves.  I’m trying to do that one smiths shirt at a time.  

Day: 1105

Shirt: the Smiths - Ask German 12” (Reproduction)

Color:  Black

Brand: Tultex

Source:  I look at lots of T-shirts on the internets.  lots.  i always have this sad sigh pop out of my chest every time i see some bootleg shirt that not only looks horrible but really had zero thought put into it.  i guess to make a dollar that was the thought.  maybe I’m just being too personal cause this is coming form a guy who literally 20% of the time he is listing to music it is the Smiths or Morrissey.  

so I was thinking of great sleeves that would make great album covers and this one came into mind in particular.  the German 12” version of “Ask.”

 its nice right?  a slightly different L shaped logo unique to this sleeve, and it just stood out.  normally most of you saw this:

which i was going to make as well and thought it would be cool to pick whichever country your was from but it was too expensive at the printer.  so i only made this one.  

for some reason the sleeve was changed in Germany later to  this cover of Colin Campbell:

but i really hate square album art that gets cut off and doesn’t really lend it self well to shirt art.  see pet peeve above.

So why did it get made?  i dunno, cause i though tit would look good and deserved it i guess.  you know sometimes you don’t want to let things die away without showing it the respect it deserves.  I’m trying to do that one smiths shirt at a time.  

Day: 1103
Shirt: Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business
Color:  Black
Brand: Tultex
Source:  So i got my Moz pre order shirt this week for the new album.  from a dude who has a merch problem i gotta say i was slightly disappointed.  its just not a very good looking design / print job.  so many options that could have been and yet this poorly printed album cover is the design they go with.  Poor Moz looks like he has a case of Jaundice like his live has been failing for 6 months, he is yellow and just not good looking.  
I guess i just don’t understand why you would make this if you know it can’t be printed properly.  I’ve taken a picture so you can see a close up (Click the image to enlarge)

you will see its not horrible, its just not quality you expect from a life long career of great art / design.  i duont know why I’m bitching really i think maybe cause when i make something i take a lot of care and pride in the details and feel disappointed when you (i) are producing better quality merch than the artist themselves.  who knows.  i guess i am really happy the Moz man is still around giving me music and merch to enjoy so i should just shut the fuck up.  stoked there is a new album and i hope more future shows for you to cancel.  

Day: 1103

Shirt: Morrissey - World Peace Is None Of Your Business

Color:  Black

Brand: Tultex

Source:  So i got my Moz pre order shirt this week for the new album.  from a dude who has a merch problem i gotta say i was slightly disappointed.  its just not a very good looking design / print job.  so many options that could have been and yet this poorly printed album cover is the design they go with.  Poor Moz looks like he has a case of Jaundice like his live has been failing for 6 months, he is yellow and just not good looking.  

I guess i just don’t understand why you would make this if you know it can’t be printed properly.  I’ve taken a picture so you can see a close up (Click the image to enlarge)

you will see its not horrible, its just not quality you expect from a life long career of great art / design.  i duont know why I’m bitching really i think maybe cause when i make something i take a lot of care and pride in the details and feel disappointed when you (i) are producing better quality merch than the artist themselves.  who knows.  i guess i am really happy the Moz man is still around giving me music and merch to enjoy so i should just shut the fuck up.  stoked there is a new album and i hope more future shows for you to cancel.  

Day: 1071

Shirt: the Smiths - the Queen Is Dead

Color:  Heather Grey

Brand: Screen Stars Best

Source:  most likely i believe this to be a bootleg, but its on a quality vintage shirt, its a good print and i got it form a good dude who has as much admiration for the Smiths as i do.  So regardless of its originality i am down with this shirt 100% anyways.  not to mention that this album is so good and has so many Hammers on it, its not even funny.  Some Girls, Bigmouth, There’s A Light, Boy With the Thorn….id go so far as to say there are no bad songs on there.  its really a perfect album.  hmmm… thanks Smiths.  its no joke.  and if it was a joke it certainly would not be funny anymore.

Day: 1067
Shirt: the Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow
Color:  Baby Blue 
Brand: Alstyle
Source:  I made this shirt a few weeks back.  why you ask?  cause i get so bummed when i see someone who puts it up for sale at their vintage store without even knowing where it came from at ridiculous prices that they deem ok.  $250! $400, $500 Sure why not?  cause no shirt is fucking worth 500 dollars.  and it just bugs me that it is mostly driven by greed.  now don’t get me wrong if your shirt is that valuable and someone is willing to pay for it go ahead and post it up at an auction and see what it goes for.  its called Market Value.  meaning simply that your object is worth exactly whatever someone will pay for it at any given time. 
instead people like the above picture are asking $300+ for it praying on the idea that you might never see it again.  what if…  Its what drives me to remake e shirt i guess.  its not like these people LOVE the smiths.  they just LOVE money.  and there is nothing wrong with that i suppose, its just not what inspires me.  i don’t want to give this person more money so they go out and out bid me on shirts only to mark them up and set them on their websites till some fool bites.  Ill just make it myself, sell a few to other people who had the shirt at one time and could never afford to replace it, or to that one fan who always wanted it but it was always out of financial reach.  

Day: 1067

Shirt: the Smiths - Hatful Of Hollow

Color:  Baby Blue 

Brand: Alstyle

Source:  I made this shirt a few weeks back.  why you ask?  cause i get so bummed when i see someone who puts it up for sale at their vintage store without even knowing where it came from at ridiculous prices that they deem ok.  $250! $400, $500 Sure why not?  cause no shirt is fucking worth 500 dollars.  and it just bugs me that it is mostly driven by greed.  now don’t get me wrong if your shirt is that valuable and someone is willing to pay for it go ahead and post it up at an auction and see what it goes for.  its called Market Value.  meaning simply that your object is worth exactly whatever someone will pay for it at any given time. 

instead people like the above picture are asking $300+ for it praying on the idea that you might never see it again.  what if…  Its what drives me to remake e shirt i guess.  its not like these people LOVE the smiths.  they just LOVE money.  and there is nothing wrong with that i suppose, its just not what inspires me.  i don’t want to give this person more money so they go out and out bid me on shirts only to mark them up and set them on their websites till some fool bites.  Ill just make it myself, sell a few to other people who had the shirt at one time and could never afford to replace it, or to that one fan who always wanted it but it was always out of financial reach.  

Day: 1059
Shirt: Morrissey - The Finger Point 2014 Tour
Color:  Royal Blue
Brand: Gilden Softstyle
Source:  this is some Elvis shirt right here huh?  I really love this dude and his ability to keep it cool in his late 50’s (55 to be exact) i think he is the same age as my mom.  but can you imagine this fool being your dad?  keep you on your toes for sure your game would have to be tight.  ”oh son, you are going to leave the house in that shirt?”  yeah… i didn’t think so.  ”Hey dad remember that time you wrote How Son Is Now, that was cool huh?”  
a person can dream.  but maybe for those of you that are parents it will make you rethink your game.  who knows maybe the Mozzer should write a parenting book.  also here is a pic from truetoyou.net of the 2014 Tour Merch in case any of you are headed out to see the tour provided he doesn’t cancel.  



also here is the new sinle you can listen to if you wanna gear up to get down.  

Day: 1059

Shirt: Morrissey - The Finger Point 2014 Tour

Color:  Royal Blue

Brand: Gilden Softstyle

Source:  this is some Elvis shirt right here huh?  I really love this dude and his ability to keep it cool in his late 50’s (55 to be exact) i think he is the same age as my mom.  but can you imagine this fool being your dad?  keep you on your toes for sure your game would have to be tight.  ”oh son, you are going to leave the house in that shirt?”  yeah… i didn’t think so.  ”Hey dad remember that time you wrote How Son Is Now, that was cool huh?”  

a person can dream.  but maybe for those of you that are parents it will make you rethink your game.  who knows maybe the Mozzer should write a parenting book.  also here is a pic from truetoyou.net of the 2014 Tour Merch in case any of you are headed out to see the tour provided he doesn’t cancel.  

also here is the new sinle you can listen to if you wanna gear up to get down.  

Day: 1013Shirt: the Smiths - Meat Is Murder Tour ShirtColor:  TanBrand: American Apparel Power Wash
Source: this is actually a remake of a remake i didm many years ago and have come a long way since then so i made the shirt right this time.  the one above is a one off i printed on a different color shirt to test out how it would look. its ok, i don’t love it but i find i have so many White and Black shirts its nice to change it up a bit.  

this one above is one i wore on day #045  it was band pantone matching, the shapes were off.  the print was sarong size.  it was just sloppy.  i have learned a long since then and feel like the new one is much nicer.  

Day: 1013
Shirt: the Smiths - Meat Is Murder Tour Shirt
Color:  Tan
Brand: American Apparel Power Wash

Source: this is actually a remake of a remake i didm many years ago and have come a long way since then so i made the shirt right this time.  the one above is a one off i printed on a different color shirt to test out how it would look. its ok, i don’t love it but i find i have so many White and Black shirts its nice to change it up a bit.  

this one above is one i wore on day #045  it was band pantone matching, the shapes were off.  the print was sarong size.  it was just sloppy.  i have learned a long since then and feel like the new one is much nicer.  

Day: 923Shirt: the Smiths - Shoplifters of the World (Reproduction)Color:  WhiteBrand: Fruit Of the Loom BestSource: A Better example of when you design but don’t try to print yourself and have more skilled people doing it who don’t try to overload themselves.  a much finer product in my opinion and one i am more used to.  

Day: 923
Shirt: the Smiths - Shoplifters of the World (Reproduction)
Color:  White
Brand: Fruit Of the Loom Best
Source: A Better example of when you design but don’t try to print yourself and have more skilled people doing it who don’t try to overload themselves.  a much finer product in my opinion and one i am more used to.  

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