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which band t-shirts is it NOT ok to wear?
in a sale section at the weekend. i thought of you x
which one was it?
pointing and laughing at a Reef album the other day.
I thought of you x
um . . . an ugly thing . . . that also smelt . . . and . . . . I thought of you x
that had their song on it.
you would have bought it?
wears a reef hoody
or a least has both times ive been recently
Tears for Fears
is a LC! one. Why isn't that OK?
it's okay to wear a los campesinos! t-shirt, when it's got a monster eating people and buildings on it.
Somehow it just seems wrong.
That are faded and baggy and make you look like a fucking grubby cunt.
unless you were actually alive when KC was.
Also, Iron Maiden unless you are in your 40's/50's and still have a black leather jacket and (an attempt at) long hair.
but no, still not ok.
Maybe I should have put "unless you were actually alive when KC was, or of an age on 5th April 1994 that you were aware of their work or could have had a fledgling appreciation of music which has resulted in you becoming a fan of the band" for the pedants.
should be applied to all band t-shirts. because i want a "frankie says relax" one.
as long as you are a fan. A lot of the music I listen to was recorded well before I existed, but it doesn't stop me liking it and wanting to show my appreciation through wearing a band teeshirt (although I rarely actually do).
The only problem I have with band teeshirts is when the person is wearing it only because it is fashionable and don't know if the band's music. The worst example of this I've ever come accross is when a girl I went to school with wore a Clash tee one day, when I mentioned I also like the Clash, she was actually shocked to discover that the Clash were a band, she thought it was just a cool teeshirt. Who hasn't heard of the Clash?!?!
but there's a difference between wearing a shirt of a band because you genuinely like them to wearing a shirt of an 'iconic' band as a badge that your mates will approve of.
and wearing baggy jeans and a nirvana hoodie 14/7, good times.
I'm lying I also had a red hot chili peppers hoodie
don't buy that CC t-shirt - they ripped the design off and haven't paid the artist anything, despite selling 1000s of those shirts.
i have one of those CC tops.
i like it.
the tshirts are way better than the band, and they just stole it. theyre cunts by basically all accounts, and not very good at music
I know gig etiquette says Don't Wear Old Band T-Shirt To Band's Gig, but what is accepted protocol at festivals?
you've not been rolling around in the mud enough.
they made the kids wear 'wacky' hawaiin shirts and violate each other with trumpets.
When I saw Reel Big Fish the singer had a wacky hawiian shirt.
For some reason every time I see a fat ska punk singer in a hawaiian shirt, I always imagine it to also be covered in bits of hawaiian pizza.
"shucksington, lowering people's estimations since 2008."
For the record, I haven't bought a ska punk t-shirt since 2003 where I purchased a bright green Mad Caddies t-shirt from a stall at Reading Festival.
I remember someone at college had one of their tshirts, I used to mock them on a regular basis. I hate teh oirish punk.
I'm quite happy as I found that you can still get Hot Snakes tshirts. Alright.
you maybe thinking of the Dropkick Murphys! I think they embraced the Irish culture of drinking though, as one of their albums was about getting pissed!
Hot Snakes do the best t-shirts, I love them.
in fact I'm going to list them all now as I'm that bored:
Manics - Who's responisble...from the greatest hits tour
B&S - I'm a B&S Bookworm...bought from t'net
The Raveonettes - bought when they supported Supergrass at York Barbican
Miss Black America - bought from DiS tour at Fibbers with Kinesis
Kinesis - shopping is not creating...bought from gig at Cockpit in Leeds
Sonic Youth - Sister...bought from somewhere in Birmingham
Alfie - bought from a gig at Fibbers
Belle and Sebastian - brown...bought from a gig in Newcastle
Anti-Flag - anti-Bush...bought as a gift from a mate
Radiohead - 'Most people gaze neither into the future nor the past...bought from t'net
Bright Eyes - some kids chucking records with bats wings on them...bought from a London gig
Snow Patrol - Final Straw...bought from when they supported Athlete at Barbican in York
Pixies - Death to the pixies...see SY
The Smiths - Meat Is Murder...bought from Track Records in York
Camera Obscura - bought from a gig at the Grapevine in Leeds
The Coral - Midsummer Nights Scream...bought from said gig
Junior Senior - bought from Leeds gig
That was fun
and Camera Obscura?
WE'RE DOOMED. LET'S FUCK.
and amused when i came home with one.
black Pretty Girls Make Graves headphones one
navy blue Modest Mouse bison one
green Dirty Projectors one
white Mae Shi 'I'm Glad You're Alive' one
green Les Savy Fav 'Let's Stay Friends' one
dark blue/purple Cutting Pink With Knives car one
beige Rolo Tomassi snake shirt
white Big Scary Monsters one
cream Los Camp duck one
white Sky Larkin shirt
blue Mogwai Mexico '86 logo one
white Dalek hoody
I should probably retire some of those since they're looking a bit knackered. Oodles of sentimental value though.
ebay.com is amazing for them.
Currently i wear regularly
A minor threat bottled violence one
2 Run DMC ones
A Limp Wrist 'fags hate god' one that just came today
Dead Kennedys- Fresh Fruit...
Black Flag Four Bars one
A fucked up one i got the other week
A SSS one i also got the other week
A clash london calling one which i have had for about 3 years now and has probably seen itsbest days
2 Test icicles ones
A blood red shoes one
A of Montreal one
A rakes one ive had several years now
A sex pistols one
basically i always have one on. i love them though, especially as it can make it easier to talk to people who like the same music as me.
which has either a Topshop/Topman or H&M label in the neck...
Bat For Lashes
Sonic Youth - Goo
Tegan and Sara (but only wear it as pyjamas)
Other than that, none, mainly as they always seem to be really badly fitting.
I have a Factory Records one, if that counts.
Blood Red Shoes - white. headless wedding cake. Bought at a gig last year.
Joy Division - Unknown pleasures. Bought in Hmv about 2 and half years ago. Oh the shame.
Mogwai - top gun. Bought at a southampton uni gig 2 years ago.
Sonic Youth - Goo. Camden market 3 and half years ago.
Lightyear. gig about 7 years ago. Havnt worn it in 5.
Daughters - crazy yellow one. I confess i hadnt really listened to much daughters previous to the joiners gig in 06 but i loved the design and i had to buy it. And it was american apparel too.
Subtle - was here, bought at atp.
The Clash london calling, bought at a shop in Brighton about 5 years ago.
Yndi Halda - sky blue. Gig.
Also various mates' band t-shirts as support.
I bought this book a few weeks ago called 'The Art of the Band T-Shirt' by Amber Easby and Henry Oliver. Its worth a look if you want to see some classic rare t-shirts. They all include a quote or story behind the tees.
It doesn't say NMH anywhere on it - it just has the cover art from ITAOTS. I live in hope that one day someone will say 'Hey isn't that NMH? Man I love that album!' but no-one has. This means that either
a) there are no NMH fans in Kent or
b) I look scary and unapproachable to NMH fans.
that i left on the line only to fall in mud and get ruined.
to be fair, i shouldn't have left it there for 3 weeks.