Topic: Band T-shirts

Who's had what band T-shirts down the years then? Embarrassing or otherwise? Not had one for best part of 20 years I'd imagine.

Never a big wearer but I'll openly admit to:

Stone Roses - the lemon one, the proper one, not the shitty one that came out a bit later. Bought at the 1990 Blackpool gig.

Wedding Present - 'Tommy' - bought on their Bizarro tour when the one I was wearing turned into a piss wet flannel at Leeds Poly.

The Orb - Bought at Hull Uni when not fully compos mentis. Had a nice spaceman on it.

A Madness one at school.

And when pressed...

A Pink Floyd one because I was cold and a Bowie Glass Spider tour one from 1987 (yeh, fuck off I know).

Hanging on in quiet desperation is the English way.

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First one ever.. Madness, with 2 dancing two-tone men on it. Then a brilliant Undertones one with the graphics from the sleeve of The Positive Touch LP, that got nicked when my bag was stolen on holiday, very sad. An Alarm bootleg boutght after a gig in Llandudno I cut the sleeves off to look more like Mike Peters. The Milltown Brothers bought after a gig in London, I liked the red and green apple logo on it. Purple Happy Mondays long sleeve I got at that big G-Mex gig, The Farm with the subbuteo player logo on it, Black Grape with the Carlos the Jackal logo, Super Furries with the first album cover Howard Marks design, Catatonia from the gig they played in Llangollen-good graphics, I also bought a Paul Weller cap at a gig in manchester at the time of Stanley Road with the little RAF logo on the front.
My brother had the iconic 35 Summers Bill Shankley t-shirt.

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Have had and worn a Depeche Mode 'Get the balance right' t-shirt bought in Oostende in the early 80s. Bought it from a record store that was playing the UK chart show on Radio 1 MW on Tuesday lunchtime (remember when they did that?). Or was it Thursday?

I couldn't believe the signal got all the way to Belgium, but through doing the GCSE science I now know the power of the radio spectrum.

Crazy Belgians.

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Had loads and still got loads...These still get worn quite regular..

Zappa, The Who, Rammstein, Hellacopters, The Clash, Ramones, Pistols, Gaye Bykers on Acid, Hendrix...

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I've bought a few, though not for a very long time.

After some 25 years, my favourite was, and remains, my Joy Division's Unknown Pleasures t-shirt. I still have it, though it hasn't seen much of the light of day since.

I have also got a Nine Below Zero t-shirt that slightly pre-dates the JD one. It's been worn ragged (it's not just translucent - it's almost transparent). But I still have it in a drawer, principally for sentimental reasons.

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Sex Pistols bought from Butlins in Barry Island while on holiday (must have been 1978). New Order, the one with a green abstract design on, which was made for a mini tour that they did. Had about four of five tour dates on the back. I'm sure that one of them was Northampton Roadmenders. Happy Mondays Cocteau Twins (both bought at gigs) and Boards of Canada.

I'm sure there must be more.

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Just the one for me - The Pop Group - We Are All Prostitutes, had a doctored picture of Margaret Thatcher flashing a V.

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The Beat, the girl dancing. And it's just struck me - like a diamond bullet - every single woman I've been in a relationship with, you can trace right back to the Beat girl.

http://www.theocelot.co.uk/modules/news/images/storys/0907065307-thebeat.jpg

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New Order

http://991.com/newgallery/New-Order-1981-1982---Ninet-120804.jpg

Echo & the Bunnymen

http://www.musicfolio.com/modernrock/echo_songs.jpg

And currently doing these..

http://junn-chang.up.seesaa.net/image/newordermovement.jpg

And

http://www.the-dino.co.jp/pic-labo/limg/60076-1.jpg

I think as long as they're not a Q type band you're all right.. wink

Last edited by king of the slums (Fri 12 Mar 2010 10:40 am)

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fulmine wrote:

like a diamond bullet

lol Sorry, was listening to the Redskins on the way home from the pub last night.:rolleyes:

It is bloody true though. I'll have to find who the model for that logo was.

2+1

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http://pictograms.blogspot.com/2007/11/ … -beat.html

Read this Fulmine - she'll be too old for you now.

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Ooh, ta.

I wonder where she is now - probably fat with six kids

Could probably say that about most of my ex's, actually.

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Joy Division
Sisters
Spear of Destiny
Xmal Deutschland
Stone Roses
New Order
Smiths
Wedding Present
The Fall
British Sea Power

Favourite though was the classic Ja  m  es, printed on front/sleeve/back.

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First one was a Pistols t-shirt, bought by my Mum from the orginal X Clothes, they asked her if she wanted to sit down.
Had loads from Priestley's, Damned, Exploited, dodgy Upstarts one that looked like an NF shirt (lion, red white and blue and all that), a blue UK Subs Another Kind of Blues. Crass one with the Pistols and Maggie, the Pope etc heads.
Unknown Pleasures (when you bought them from HMV wrapped like lps).
A yellow Bridewells one that had a drawstring around the bottom for some strange reason.
A Farm Ugly as Fuck.
Had a cracking BAD one that I wish I'd kept.
Got a nice Rival Schools one, great logo and colours.

You're that stretch of the beach that the tide doesn't reach.....

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Nobody have the Paul Weller with the Paul Smith lettering?

From outside the venue in the middle of the fucking road...

Before you went into the Filling Station?

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Had this flourescent pink New Order 1989 US tour t-shirt which was a huge pose in every way (I've never seen them live at all, let alone over the pond).

The fact that it was slightly too small, and that it was, well, flourescent pink, meant that it didn't get a huge amount of public service...

Don't know why I used the past tense, I've still got it - thin and holey and not even used in bed now so that it doesn't get totally fucked. Can't bring myself to chuck it.

Probably a rookery

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http://cn1.kaboodle.com/hi/img/c/0/0/4e/6/AAAADDdOdEEAAAAAAE5kKA.jpg

I had the Paul Weller one with the Paul Smith writing and a football. Ah, those heady days of new ladism. Also a beautiful Blue Train (John Coltrane) album cover one.

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Used to buy loads in the 80's.

Smiths Hatful of Hollw & Meat is Murder
The classic Sisters head logo
The Mission Expedition 1 & World Crusade tour shirts.
Stone Roses waterfall logo
Inspirals Moo logo....wanted the Cool as F**k one but just knew that my church going mother would attack it with knife/scissors
James Come Home design (who didn't have that one?!)
Birdland Sleep With Me tour shirt!

I actually bought an iron on t-shirt transfer from eBay a few years back, to do a DIY job. It was a group shot of The Cult, from the Love era. Sadly it had lost it's 'transfering' ability in the 20 odd years that it had no doubt been stored in some warehouse. It didn't matter how long I held the iron down, that transfer was not budging of it's sheet of paper. sad

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James - Come Home
Northside - Apple
Stone Roses - One Love (not the swastika one)

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"Death to the Pixies" with a shot of Black Francis naked.
Jesus and Mary Chain with Jesus in a Pepsi logo.
Dead Kennedies "In God We Trust"
GG Allin "Hated in the nation"

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Beatles, Yellow submarine album art on it.

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Had Weddoes George Best one years ago.

Nice Who one, lost it now.

Still got a beige Ogden's Nut Gone Flake album picture one but it's too fucking big and looks shit.

I had a great St Etienne kit when St Etienne first came on the scene, I liked that a lot and some cutn stole it.  Can't even buy them now, long sleeved, mint green, floppy white colars, big red "Casino" logo on the front.  Actually sounds horrible but  I loved it.

I've still got a few Jumbo Records ones, and I think I always will.

I'd offer you a beer, but I've only got six cans.

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