stars in concert t-shirts that they have no business wearing... a picture thread

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ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 17:55 (seventeen years ago) link

Justin Timberlake has no business shopping at Top Shop?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 17:57 (seventeen years ago) link

That dick from Maroon 5 had the gall to wear a fuckin Metallica t-shirt on Top of the Pops the other week. No picture of it seems to exist, thank god.

Wooden (Wooden), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:00 (seventeen years ago) link

J3nn!f3r 4n!st0n wore a MC5 shirt on an episode of Fr!3nd$$$$$. Can't find a picture of it, though.

Je4nne ƒury (Jeanne Fury), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:05 (seventeen years ago) link

did AlexinNYC hire minions?

kephm, Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:07 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.stagestars.net/kanyewest/gallery/pictures/Picture18.jpg

Rugby jersey and jeans. Why isn't that look attempted more often?

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:08 (seventeen years ago) link

No no no no no!

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Shit! How do you post an image on here now?

http://www.stereogum.com/img/duff_motorhead.jpg

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:11 (seventeen years ago) link

im really surprised that one's posted one of britney spears' many forays into this genre. but i suppose thats like beating a dead horse, eh?

maria tessa sciarrino (theoreticalgirl), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:12 (seventeen years ago) link

Fuck, I hate that vogue for women who are obviously not metallers wearing metal t-shirts. To wear a metal t-shirt you should have to be fifteen, male and smelly.

Wooden (Wooden), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:14 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd love to see Hilary Duff and Lemmy do a duet, actually. At the end of the song, he kills her with his Rickenbacker.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:17 (seventeen years ago) link

i once saw a picture of Jon Bon Jovi wearing a godfathers t-shirt.

cw28 (cw28), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:21 (seventeen years ago) link

Donnie Wahlberg wore a Bauhaus shirt in one of the New Kids' videos.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:22 (seventeen years ago) link

cuz like, them popstars don't ever listen to anything but crap & they just wanna be cool with them shirts on

6335, Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:25 (seventeen years ago) link

C/D - Missy wearing a Motorhead t-shirt in the Get Ur Freak on vide

bill stevens (bscrubbins), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Motorhead = new Von Dutch?

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:30 (seventeen years ago) link

Is that Urkel up there?

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:33 (seventeen years ago) link

Kanye = Urkel? You may be onto something.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:36 (seventeen years ago) link

We've really covered this. I'm too hungover today to get all uppity about it. That MC5 cover is ancient history.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:44 (seventeen years ago) link

You all probably wear shirts you "have no business" wearing too!
Actually, so do I.

Nowell, Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:46 (seventeen years ago) link

Shania bla blah Ramones bla bla but Chuck bla bla okay whatever bla bla blah

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:48 (seventeen years ago) link

I saw some black R&B guy wearing a Motorhead shirt in some magazine.
Pharrell Williams wore an AC/DC shirt.
?uestlove from the Roots wearing a Rolling Stones shirt...

Nowell, Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:49 (seventeen years ago) link

re: alex

yeah, Justin's been covered, but this is supposed to be a pic thread of others wearing t-shirts they're not supposed to...

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:51 (seventeen years ago) link

like...

http://www.stereogum.com/img/duff_motorhead.jpg

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:53 (seventeen years ago) link

Stop trying to provoke me. I haven't the energy. oh fuck it, yes I do.

HILLARY DUFF SHOULD BE FORCE-FED HER OWN PANCREAS.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:55 (seventeen years ago) link

I kind of like Alex's idea more than my "Lemmy beats her with bass until dead" idea.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:56 (seventeen years ago) link

Call me catty, but she's also looking a little puffy and bloated in the neck & chin area in that pic.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 18:57 (seventeen years ago) link

There's another picture somewhere of her sister wearing the same Motorhead shirt. I wonder who bought it first.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 19:00 (seventeen years ago) link

Donnie Wahlberg wore a Bauhaus shirt in one of the New Kids' videos.
-- Johnny Fever (--...), September 15th, 2004.

I think he wore a Public Enemy shirt in one too.

La Monte (La Monte), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 19:14 (seventeen years ago) link

I'm going to burn my local Urban Outfitters right down to the ground one of these days.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 19:17 (seventeen years ago) link

PEOPLE BE WEARIN SHIRTS

why do old people and old users of ILX such bastardos (deangulberry), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 19:18 (seventeen years ago) link

worst picture thread ever.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 19:19 (seventeen years ago) link

Yeah

Jimmy Mod, Man About Towne (ModJ), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 19:24 (seventeen years ago) link

you mean the concept or the participation?

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 19:52 (seventeen years ago) link

participation

Jimmy Mod, Man About Towne (ModJ), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 19:56 (seventeen years ago) link

fine concept.

peter smith (plsmith), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:02 (seventeen years ago) link

http://users.bart.nl/~sorcerer/culkin/@NYCT37P3.JPG

La Monte (La Monte), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:02 (seventeen years ago) link

now we're rollin

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:06 (seventeen years ago) link

http://graphics.jsonline.com/graphics/owlive/img/jul03/foo0701_big.jpg
the sounds the sucks.

La Monte (La Monte), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:09 (seventeen years ago) link

I've talked about this before, but, when I was living near Brooklyn, I made it a point to go up to Brooklyn hipster model types wearing 'ironic' metal tees and act like some crazy fan. I'd go up to a girl wearing a Dio shirt and throw up the devil horns and do my best Beavis "Liiiike a rainbooow in the daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaark!" When I didn't get the reaction I wanted I'd proceed to ask them questions about the band - "What's your favorite song?," etc etc. Good fun.

I do the same thing with the Von Dutch bitchasses. Especially the boys. "Excuse me, do you have any idea who Von Dutch WAS?" Fucking idiots.

roger adultery (roger adultery), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Today I'm wearing an pale blue oxford shirt. And yet I've never been to Oxford. Hence, I am a poser and should be killed.

Marcel Post (Marcel Post), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:13 (seventeen years ago) link

Off with his head.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:20 (seventeen years ago) link

One should be required to take a test--or an oath of loyalty--before wearing anything!

Marcel Post (Marcel Post), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:22 (seventeen years ago) link

I'd bet that Marcel's never played polo either.

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:23 (seventeen years ago) link

by the way, this thread could also extend to band members wearing their own shirts.

ken taylrr (ken taylrr), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:28 (seventeen years ago) link

This thread sucks cuz I'M here?
Uh, Michelle Branch wore a Queen shirt.
Peaches wearing Def Leppard underwear or something...but that's not really uncool.

Nowell, Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:31 (seventeen years ago) link

One should be required to take a test--or an oath of loyalty--before wearing anything!

yeah, yeah, ha, ha and thrice ha. But let's face facts -- wearing a band/concert t-shirt is generally perceived as a declaration of fandom. Sporting, say, a "vintage" Sacred Reich t-shirt when one is not a Sacred Reich fan makes one a dishonest, disengenuous dick. Full stop. Moreover, being that the classic black metal concert t-shirt was formerly the calling card of the social pariah (cast out due to his/her "weird" tastes and failure to adhere to arguably more accessible fare), the appropriation of same by whistle-headed, blonde cheerleader types is an unacceptable insult to those who paid the price of unpopularity for their fandom. Is nothing sacred?

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:32 (seventeen years ago) link

now "Rainbow in the Dark" is stuck in my head.

Shakey Mo Collier, Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:34 (seventeen years ago) link

I agree with the Alex in NYC person.
Or should I just call him Alex?

Nowell, Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:35 (seventeen years ago) link

You should call him "Mr. in NYC".

Dan Perry '08 (Dan Perry), Wednesday, 15 September 2004 20:38 (seventeen years ago) link

he's at the very least a thorn in your side

manthony m1cc1o (Anthony Miccio), Thursday, 16 September 2004 01:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Not a major feat. i have a fuckin' forest of thorns in my side.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 16 September 2004 01:06 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.crabsodyinblue.com/shaniatwainecho2003pic2.jpg

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 16 September 2004 01:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Not a major feat. i have a fuckin' forest of thorns in my side.

Förest of Thörnz

Now touring with Ned Raggett and his All-Squirrel Band

wetmink (wetmink), Thursday, 16 September 2004 01:39 (seventeen years ago) link

...and Empire of Hair

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 16 September 2004 01:42 (seventeen years ago) link

in the Olsen twin milk ad one of them has on a shirt with the Banana from the VU album... she also has a jacket or something over it so i don't know if the shirt actually says Velvet Underground... but.. there ya go!

brontosaur, Thursday, 16 September 2004 02:31 (seventeen years ago) link

Well, there ARE rumors that Mary Kate has done her share of waiting for the man...

roger adultery (roger adultery), Thursday, 16 September 2004 02:32 (seventeen years ago) link

the olson twins were hanging out in my dorm the other day and when word got around all these kids started stalking the door of the room they were in. apparently they'd already come and gone in the time that anyone had found out that they were even there though.

Reed Rosenberg (reed), Thursday, 16 September 2004 02:58 (seventeen years ago) link

Looking at Alex's picture above:

Isn't Shania Twain married to Mutt Lange?

Or put another way, isn't it potentially credible that living with the guy who produced the album that the shirt she's wearing promotes might mean she's heard it?

aldo_cowpat (aldo_cowpat), Thursday, 16 September 2004 05:48 (seventeen years ago) link

You've never watched the Power Hour, Dave?

sundar subramanian (sundar), Thursday, 16 September 2004 06:09 (seventeen years ago) link

Provided that someone had actually been to a gig by the relevant band / artiste, it would be alright for them to wear one of that band / artiste's t-shirts then 'though, would it?

I'm wondering in particular how (just for example) certain Killing-Joke-loving, NYC-living ILXors would feel about The Corrs wearing Iggy Pop shirts, since it might appear that they could claim sort of entitlement to do so with impunity?

Stewart Osborne (Stewart Osborne), Thursday, 16 September 2004 07:15 (seventeen years ago) link

Shania came from small-town Canada, which probably meant that she DID grow up on a steady diet of country and metal, esp AC/DC. Whether her husband was involved with 'em or not.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Thursday, 16 September 2004 12:51 (seventeen years ago) link

Sure, but she's so just trying to make it a look there.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 16 September 2004 12:52 (seventeen years ago) link

As I alluded to upthread, I have more of an issue of her wearing ripped-up breast-baring Ramones t-shirts. But apparently I'm a knob for thinking so.

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Thursday, 16 September 2004 12:54 (seventeen years ago) link

I find those delicately ripped/ruched/whatevered rock shirts particularly offensive.

roxymuzak (roxymuzak), Thursday, 16 September 2004 12:56 (seventeen years ago) link

The Corrs wearing Iggy Pop shirts

I think once you've gone to see his Igness and gotten verbally harassed and spat at by the great man, then sure......you have earned the right.

As I alluded to upthread, I have more of an issue of her wearing ripped-up breast-baring Ramones t-shirts. But apparently I'm a knob for thinking so

If being right makes you a knob, Sean, then....er....knobs unite.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 16 September 2004 14:17 (seventeen years ago) link

KINKY

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Thursday, 16 September 2004 14:24 (seventeen years ago) link

why can't we just accept this as eye-candy, not to mention attractive people of both sexes unwittingly giving free advertising to our favorite bands? would you rather see Shania in a Ramones t-shirt than see her wearing a big honkin' Coca-Cola logo? or worse, a tour shirt featuring one of Mutt Lange's OTHER proteges, Mr Anti-Can-Con, Mr Everything I Do (I Do It For You), Have you ever really really really really really really really really ARRRGH#Q(#W)R*

(and no I have never watched the Power Hour. metal is my achilles heel)

Dave M. (rotten03), Thursday, 16 September 2004 15:17 (seventeen years ago) link

would you rather see Shania in a Ramones t-shirt than see her wearing a big honkin' Coca-Cola logo?

The latter. To some people, the Ramones mean something more than simply a product.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 16 September 2004 15:21 (seventeen years ago) link

b-b-but Coca-Cola are truly evil!

Dave M. (rotten03), Thursday, 16 September 2004 15:25 (seventeen years ago) link

So is Shania. They're a match made in heaven.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 16 September 2004 15:30 (seventeen years ago) link

A friend of mine swears that Donnie Wahlberg is wearing a bauhaus t-shirt in one of the New Kids on the Block videos.

Pup. E. Dawg (rocknrolldetox), Thursday, 16 September 2004 17:00 (seventeen years ago) link

My former roommate used to have a Soul Asylum shirt that had "Can't Feel the Beating" in the Coca-Cola font. What if Shania wore that?

Pleasant Plains (Pleasant Plains), Thursday, 16 September 2004 17:01 (seventeen years ago) link

A friend of mine swears that Donnie Wahlberg is wearing a bauhaus t-shirt in one of the New Kids on the Block videos.

No, it's Jordan Knight, and he's wearing the Bauhaus t-shirt with the still from "The Cabinet of Dr.Caligari" on it. Stranger than fiction. Peter Cetera (sp?) of Chicago wears a "Bela Lugosi's Dead" t-shirt in the video for "You're the Inspiration". In both cases, it was probably a stylist that picked it out, but...y'know,...ya never know. Maybe NKOTB and Chicago are closet goths.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Thursday, 16 September 2004 17:06 (seventeen years ago) link

I remember seeing a photo somewhere with Joey Fat One from n*sync wearing a Misfits shirt. But then again, by now practically everyone has worn a Misfits shirt at one point or another.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Thursday, 16 September 2004 17:14 (seventeen years ago) link

I have never worn a Misfits shirt, and am (at last count) eight billion times cooler than Joey Fatone.

Dave M. (rotten03), Thursday, 16 September 2004 17:54 (seventeen years ago) link

Joey Fatone is the Slimfast XTC.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Thursday, 16 September 2004 18:13 (seventeen years ago) link

eight years pass...

Not saying he has no business wearing it, but this picture reminded me of this thread (8 years ago!) :

http://www.billboard.com/files/styles/gallery_details_bbcom/public/media/lady-gaga-one-direction-mtv-vmas-2013-650-430.jpg

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 27 August 2013 04:40 (eight years ago) link

She needs the t-shirt more than he does, she looks freezing!

Mark G, Tuesday, 27 August 2013 07:59 (eight years ago) link

i think there should be a rule that if you meet someone on the street wearing a vintage concert t-shirt and they can't name any of the songs by the band in question, they have to take off the shirt and give it to you. especially if they're Jenn!fer An!ston or H!llary Duff.

― Dave M. (rotten03), Wednesday, September 15, 2004 11:22 PM (8 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

o_O

Matt Armstrong, Tuesday, 27 August 2013 08:56 (eight years ago) link

Ew

how's life, Tuesday, 27 August 2013 09:45 (eight years ago) link

omg google Jennifer Aniston and find Dave M

transmisogyny express (DJ Mencap), Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:06 (eight years ago) link

img google Jennifer Aniston and find Dave M?

Mark G, Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:13 (eight years ago) link

five months pass...

Who's that? David Berman?

bilbo bobbins (how's life), Thursday, 30 January 2014 17:51 (seven years ago) link

Daft Punk!

the drummer is a monster (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 31 January 2014 06:37 (seven years ago) link

for real?

keiji cretins (NickB), Friday, 31 January 2014 09:08 (seven years ago) link

putting the punk back in daft punk, you say

bilbo bobbins (how's life), Friday, 31 January 2014 10:55 (seven years ago) link

4 real.

the drummer is a monster (Scik Mouthy), Friday, 31 January 2014 11:44 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

Dolly bring me luck for day two. Don't mind the umbrellas. pic.twitter.com/P3As4iXiKZ

— steve albini (@electricalWSOP) October 7, 2021

... (Eazy), Sunday, 10 October 2021 02:19 (one week ago) link

https://i.redd.it/hehgqeo4lsw61.jpg

bulb after bulb, Sunday, 10 October 2021 02:42 (one week ago) link

Really thought there was more pushback against this thread at the time - maybe that happened on an adjacent thread?

i think there should be a rule that if you meet someone on the street wearing a vintage concert t-shirt and they can't name any of the songs by the band in question, they have to take off the shirt and give it to you.

Ugh ffs. Literally the worst.

emil.y, Sunday, 10 October 2021 04:02 (one week ago) link

Maybe this one?

Musicians Wearing Shirts from Bands That Sound Nothing Like Them

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Sunday, 10 October 2021 06:19 (one week ago) link

I think the pushback happened later, this thread being part of the general reaction against.

I'm sure my tale of how Alice got her Ramones t shirt is up there someplace.

Anyway, put it this way.. I have a Moondog t-shirt it's very nice. Nobody has asked me to name any tracks or anything. If they did I'd go I dunno.

The reason I have it is because I contributed to a kickstart to make the definitive profile movie. Its my reward.

Mark G, Sunday, 10 October 2021 07:24 (one week ago) link

Ah, anagram, thank you, you are correct. And Mark, you should listen to more Moondog!

emil.y, Sunday, 10 October 2021 13:45 (one week ago) link

i think there should be a rule that if you meet someone on the street wearing a vintage concert t-shirt and they can't name any of the songs by the band in question, they have to take off the shirt and give it to you.

Ugh ffs. Literally the worst.

In context, Dave M. was obviously being facetious re making hot celebrities take off their shirts, surely? It might have been a crude (?) joke but it wasn't an elitist one and he was spoofing the thread. Slightly further down, he posted this:

why can't we just accept this as eye-candy, not to mention attractive people of both sexes unwittingly giving free advertising to our favorite bands? would you rather see Shania in a Ramones t-shirt than see her wearing a big honkin' Coca-Cola logo? or worse, a tour shirt featuring one of Mutt Lange's OTHER proteges, Mr Anti-Can-Con, Mr Everything I Do (I Do It For You), Have you ever really really really really really really really really ARRRGH#Q(#W)R*
...

― Dave M. (rotten03)

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Sunday, 10 October 2021 13:48 (one week ago) link

I read it as both hideously sexist and hideously elitist.

"lol girls don't know shit about music here's a way to get them to show you boobs"

emil.y, Sunday, 10 October 2021 13:50 (one week ago) link

Hm, I guess, given the overall context (where he was admitting he himself didn't know some of the bands and then made clear that he didn't have an actual problem with this), I had seen it as better-intentioned but I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt bc I knew him then. I respect your pov and don't want to be Capn-Save-a-17yo-Post; I can see why it could land differently for someone who has faced those attitudes.

Sequel to Sadness (Sund4r), Sunday, 10 October 2021 14:02 (one week ago) link

mark g, moondog has great song titles just fyi

brimstead, Sunday, 10 October 2021 15:58 (one week ago) link

I was in NY and I saw a Moondog 10" which looked intersting.

Then I saw it was on Honest Jon's label, ie the shop around the corner where I was employed at that time.

Seemed a bit daft to just buy it there and take it home all that way.

Anyway, when the film does come out, and I get my dvd reward, I'll come to his music fresh.

(I have heard some short pieces already though)

I'm sure you understood that my point was Because I'm a guy, nobody would ask me to qualify my wearing it, whereas if etc.

Mark G, Sunday, 10 October 2021 22:14 (one week ago) link


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