Musicians Wearing Shirts from Bands That Sound Nothing Like Them

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This thread would be a lot more fun if it it was less "LOL FAMOUS PERSON DOESN'T KNOW AS MUCH ABOUT BAND AS ME BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO BUSY BEING FAMOUS" and was more "Hey, isn't this neat?"

We're all adults, the fact that one of the jocks likes your favorite band should have stopped bothering you, like, freshman year of college.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 05:47 (twelve years ago) link

Also, italics.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 05:47 (twelve years ago) link

Also, Missy Elliott wearing a bedazzled Motorhead shirt in the "Get Ur Freak On" video was the highlight of my life.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 05:47 (twelve years ago) link

..my Birchville Cat Motel post was very much a "Hey, isn't this neat" post, FWIW.

Drooone, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:02 (twelve years ago) link

(meta criticism of whiney g)

JW, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:11 (twelve years ago) link

america demands weenie horror biggie shirts

A B C, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:14 (twelve years ago) link

I think this article by our very own Phil Freeman covers the "why metalheads get annoyed when pop stars wear metal shirts" question fairly well, Hans:

http://runningthevoodoodown.blogspot.com/2005/04/what-i-said.html

-- Jeff Treppel, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 04:08

I was about to post that.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:26 (twelve years ago) link

Also, Missy Elliott wearing a bedazzled Motorhead shirt in the "Get Ur Freak On" video was the highlight of my life.

-- Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, April 16, 2007 7:47 PM (39 minutes ago)

pretty sucky life, bro.

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:28 (twelve years ago) link

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Who was the guy who had a Boards Of Canada sticker on his guitar? (It was Dave Grohl or Brian Molko, I think)

StanM, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:35 (twelve years ago) link

can I just turn this off?

StanM, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:36 (twelve years ago) link

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doh.

StanM, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:36 (twelve years ago) link


pretty sucky life, bro.


Yeah.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:39 (twelve years ago) link

Also, I wasn't really responding to any one poster, just a general tone of threads like these. So sorry if I sound like a crank.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:41 (twelve years ago) link

I think this article by our very own Phil Freeman covers the "why metalheads get annoyed when pop stars wear metal shirts" question fairly well, Hans:

http://runningthevoodoodown.blogspot.com/2005/04/what-i-said.html


annoying people like that for those very reasons is what's GREAT about paris/ashlee &c &c wearing these t-shirts!

do people have any awareness at all of when they turn into grizzling grandads?

i was going to post that picture of holly valance in a ramones t-shirt but i can't find it :(

lex pretend, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 06:44 (twelve years ago) link

Ramones t-shirts on actress-model-whatevers is a fashion statement I started noticing around 2004. I've been assuming it was a "my publicist dresses me that way" sort of thing. In the last year, tho', I've seen a lot of metal t-shirts on dance music people, and more avant and eletro references to metal motifs.

bendy, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:02 (twelve years ago) link

There you go Saxby.

Sorry, i didn't have my sarcasm tags in place when i wrote that stuff about kurt in the daniel t-shirt. Thanks for the image just the same :-)

Saxby D. Elder, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:07 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.scallen.com/images/eye.gif

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:11 (twelve years ago) link

What shirt is that NKOTB guy wearing? I can't tell.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:19 (twelve years ago) link

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unperson, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:20 (twelve years ago) link

I never get this - are people supposed to be so genre-bound that they only rep for bands/musicians from their own stylistic niche? this is like a militantly catholic position to take I think

-- Hans Rott, Monday, April 16, 2007 11:22 PM (Yesterday)

you got it backwards

s1ocki, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:21 (twelve years ago) link

Pop kids these days wear Motorhead or Ramones t-shirts the same way that pop kids wore Bauhaus or Siouxsie and the Banshees t-shirts in the 80s - sometimes, when I'd confront people on it, they'd admit that they weren't even aware that these images/logos were for bands - they just thought that they were logos in the same way as wearing an Ocean Pacific t-shirt was in the 80s (hey, look at me, I'm a cool surfer chick, even though I live 1000 miles from the nearest ocean).

Masonic Boom, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:33 (twelve years ago) link

Though, the other half of me would say... don't be so quick to judge everyone you see wearing a shirt that you think expresses a kind of music you don't associate with them.

I can't help but wonder what someone would think who didn't know me, if they saw *me* wear a Motorhead or a Stooges shirt onstage at an indiepop club? (I do always wear a Stooges shirt to soundcheck as a good luck charm. I wonder if people think it's ironic.)

Masonic Boom, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:37 (twelve years ago) link

</em>

schwantz, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:39 (twelve years ago) link

or maybe...

schwantz, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:40 (twelve years ago) link

OK, so from the HTML source, the following line...

<em>[Removed Illegal Link]

... is what started the italics crap.

So if I just type a whole bunch of "</em>"s, it should work, right?


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Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:46 (twelve years ago) link

FUCK YOU ILX, YOU FUCKING SUCK!!!!

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:47 (twelve years ago) link

Ah! Now I get it! The "</em>"s become:

&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/em&gt;&lt;/em&gt;

Must fiund some way to hard code a less than and a greater than into the source.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:49 (twelve years ago) link

*find

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:49 (twelve years ago) link

clearly, there's nothing wrong or annoying about wearing a t-shirt of a band you're not into, but I do find it odd that anyone would actually WANT to do so.

a t-shirt says 'I like this music', but if that's not true then it suggests that on some level you think maybe you should, which betrays a lack of confidence in your own judgement and a degree of acquiesence to what's considered 'cool' or 'edgy'. or alternatively, it becomes a pointless ironic gesture, like a goth kid in a boyzone T.

but then again, maybe it's just about fancy dress and shouldn't be taken as signifying anything. after all, I am not truly an amazon, but I occasionally dress like wonder woman.

"do people have any awareness at all of when they turn into grizzling grandads?"

nah. comes to us all. one day you're young and carefree and full of joy, the next you're moaning on and on about what's in the top 10 and what's in the music press, even if you haven't heard it, and finding yourself increasingly alienated from what the kids are listening to.

m the g, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:55 (twelve years ago) link

[b]test

StanM, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 17:57 (twelve years ago) link

> a t-shirt says 'I like this music'

Not really. It may say "I like this look." Look at it from the other side. You wouldn't wear a shirt you don't like from a band you dig, would you?

Oilyrags, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 18:08 (twelve years ago) link

actually, I have done and may well do again. within reason.

but I'm an awkward, shabby man who frankly can't be arsed to go clothes shopping. therefore band t-shirts are a godsend for those like me. they enable us to select what we wear without actually having to endure the unpleasant ordeal of thinking about clothing instead of tunes.

m the g, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 18:16 (twelve years ago) link

Just wanted to mention that I watched this Three 6 Mafia at MTV Spring Break special a couple weeks ago, and one of the 2 guys (I think Juicy J, but it might have been the other one) was wearing a different rock band shirt each time he changed clothes. I believe the shirts were for Guns N Roses, Metallica, Iron Maiden, and one other one which I can't remember now.

stingy, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 18:32 (twelve years ago) link

Three 6 Mafia do, in fact, worship Satan.

will, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 18:38 (twelve years ago) link

this thread is now a dream section from a Faulkner novel

Hans Rott, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 18:43 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, the thin guy from Three Six Mafia was wearing an Avenged Sevenfold T-shirt on Mind of Mencia when I was flipping through the channels.

Jeff Treppel, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 18:49 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.jukeb0x.com/wp-content/vibe-justin-timberlake.jpg

jaymc, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 19:31 (twelve years ago) link

Or maybe he's just a fan of Nic Yo.

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 19:35 (twelve years ago) link

http://folk.uio.no/tronht/happening.JPG

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 19:37 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.magnetmagazine.com/photos/Melvins.jpg

sexyDancer, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 19:39 (twelve years ago) link

Yeah, that dude from Three 6 Mafia is always rocking a different black band t-shirt. I was watching an episode of HollyHood this weekend and he had on Nirvana, Green Day, and a Ramones tee at different points.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 19:46 (twelve years ago) link

Chuck Schuldiner from Death in a Blondie shirt. No doubt his stylist made him wear it.
http://www.emptywords.org/RHtourdiary2-92.htg/RHtourdiary2-92foto1.jpg

everything, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 20:03 (twelve years ago) link

Did anyone catch that Blondie / Siege / Pestilence triple bill?

NYCNative, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 23:08 (twelve years ago) link

i don't really get this thread...don't musicians all like music that doesn't necessarily sound like the music they play?

also, it's absolutely like not surprising at all that 3-5 mafia would dig metal

M@tt He1ges0n, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 23:18 (twelve years ago) link

"don't musicians all like music that doesn't necessarily sound like the music they play?"

Possibly. But they don't all wear the shirts. I think we have established (with minor exceptions) that this thread is not being judgemental about this practise. We're just posting pictures okay?

everything, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 23:40 (twelve years ago) link

Helen Love in an Atari Teenage Riot shirt
http://www.damagedgoods.co.uk/images/bands/bp-hele2.jpg

everything, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 23:52 (twelve years ago) link

Another MC5 shirt

http://content.answers.com/main/content/img/amg/pop_albums/6/4/a/e64185cqrag.jpg

everything, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 23:56 (twelve years ago) link

I think it's a sex code thing more than an overt statement of affiliation with any particular band/ genre. It's like they're saying, "Although my public/ performance personna is consistently this one thing, this t-shirt is indicative of what'd it be like to have sex with me." At least that's how I interpret that Durst photo, and the Duff one, too.

slugbuggy, Wednesday, 18 April 2007 00:54 (twelve years ago) link

one month passes...

Joe McPhee, about 3 hours ago...

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/479VGdkEOOU/hqdefault.jpg

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Thursday, 9 May 2019 00:12 (three months ago) link

Shout out to the guitarist in Westkust who wears Death in June or Non t-shirts. https://www.last.fm/music/Westkust/+images/84a7ccfb9ed946df88711d61115e783a

Treblekicker, Thursday, 9 May 2019 08:48 (three months ago) link

When fashion dictates . . .

nickn, Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:48 (three months ago) link

lotta pics not showing up but i feel like that idiot Ryan ADams must have been the king of this?

A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Chooglin (will), Thursday, 9 May 2019 16:53 (three months ago) link

Well excuse me if I, wear another band's shirt tonite....

pplains, Friday, 10 May 2019 00:22 (three months ago) link

https://i.imgur.com/37E2T1Q.png

Chuck Mosley of Faith No More

pplains, Thursday, 16 May 2019 17:32 (three months ago) link

Joe McPhee does kinda sound like AC/DC sometimes

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 16 May 2019 18:29 (three months ago) link

the rest of them look like adorable babies (in the care of an extremely irresponsible adult)

blokes you can't rust (sic), Thursday, 16 May 2019 18:30 (three months ago) link

maybe in the care of an RA who is three years older than the rest of them

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Thursday, 16 May 2019 18:31 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

https://i.imgur.com/6zIj41R.jpg

pplains, Friday, 5 July 2019 15:56 (one month ago) link

HAGAR: "There's only one way to RULE!"

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 5 July 2019 16:20 (one month ago) link

Shout out to the guitarist in Westkust who wears Death in June or Non t-shirts. https://www.last.fm/music/Westkust/+images/84a7ccfb9ed946df88711d61115e783a

― Treblekicker, Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:48 AM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink

you could maybe rationalize DiJ not being a huge red flag but paired with fucking Non, man I dunno

/Shout out to the guitarist in Westkust who wears Death in June or Non t-shirts. https://www.last.fm/music/Westkust/+images/84a7ccfb9ed946df88711d61115e783a🕸

― Treblekicker, Thursday, May 9, 2019 3:48 AM (one month ago) bookmarkflaglink/

you could maybe rationalize DiJ not being a huge red flag but paired with fucking Non, man I dunno


Looks like a Psychic TV shirt in there too.

circa1916, Friday, 5 July 2019 17:17 (one month ago) link


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