Musicians Wearing Shirts from Bands That Sound Nothing Like Them

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I gave Blowfly all my old punk shirts, but the best one is the LARD shirt we got from AT that he wore in the pisspot the puppet interview you can find on your tube.

UncleTomfly, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:22 (twelve years ago) link

I can think of more dissimilar sounds than between The Ramones and Paris Hilton.

Just saying.

Mordechai Shinefield, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:22 (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, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:22 (twelve years ago) link

saw one of the dudes from in flagranti spin old disco and new wave while wearing a black flag shirt.

haitch, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:25 (twelve years ago) link

shirts sounds like cash money, and to the touring musician they feed us.
buying one is an association with the band. you get cred and we get fed.

one of the best shirt stories was when this guy I know stepped to one of the good charlotte guys at warped who was wearing a Dammned T shirt.

"Cool man, Captain Sensible"
"Who?"

UncleTomfly, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:25 (twelve years ago) link

Fred Durst owns this thread.

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:30 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.morrissey-solo.com/news/2005/images/news02262005009.jpg

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:31 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.weapon-shaped.com/tatagt/durst2.jpg

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:32 (twelve years ago) link

I could have sworn I saw Kurt from Nirvana wearing a Daniel Johnston t-shirt!

Must have been my imagination...

Saxby D. Elder, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:32 (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?
I never said this was *bad* or anything...

NYCNative, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:33 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.film-forward.com/deviland.jpg

There you go Saxby.

I am not afraid of you and you can spank my ass, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 03:59 (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 (twelve years ago) link

Timberlake in an MC5 shirt..

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...not that there's anything wrong with that.

everything, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 04:09 (twelve years ago) link

Oh well. He looked like a twat anyway, with or without the shirt.

everything, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 04:12 (twelve years ago) link

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g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 04:30 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.rue-morgue.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16074

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 04:31 (twelve years ago) link

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Just think...some Lil Wayne fan is gonna ask about that skull on his shirt. Someone will eventually inform him it's the logo for the best horror rock band ever, the Misfits. He might hear their stuff, become addicted, investigate the movies behind the music...BAM! One more added to our numbers...

g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 04:32 (twelve years ago) link

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Quote:
Originally Posted by TheCrimsonGhost
Don't hold your breath on that one, bub.

Another thing is the crimson ghost is a registered trademark of The Misfits, I wonder if that's a custom made shirt, because I sure as shit hope it's not officially licensed.

Same here. It's disrespect to put a "grill" on our misfits. We don't go areound putting bloody chainsaws in the hands of Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac do we?
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g®▲Ðұ, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 04:34 (twelve years ago) link

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Huey in Melbourne, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 04:49 (twelve years ago) link

So much for a public service. [i]Let's try again.{/i]

Huey in Melbourne, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 04:50 (twelve years ago) link

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Huey in Melbourne, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 04:50 (twelve years ago) link

U BROKE ILX U MOTHERFUCKER

The Reverend, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 05:28 (twelve years ago) link

The Reverend, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 05:29 (twelve years ago) link

Fixed?

The Reverend, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 05:29 (twelve years ago) link

No.

The Reverend, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 05:29 (twelve years ago) link

It all started with Timberlake in an MC5 shirt.

I feel dizzy.

Huey in Melbourne, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 05:35 (twelve years ago) link

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Huey in Melbourne, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 05:35 (twelve years ago) link

http://www.dustedmagazine.com/covers/feature_id-95.jpg

Drooone, Tuesday, 17 April 2007 05:38 (twelve years ago) link

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

going on their wiki page Yellow Claw sound like the most Dutch thing ever

the dude's shirt seems to be some sort of bespoke thing, the lettering is behind the scissors on the design?

lol I'm even boring myself now

these are my pincers and if you don't like them I have udders (DJ Mencap), Friday, 16 October 2015 19:02 (three years ago) link

three weeks pass...

I've been on a Dead bender these last few days, so that really mellows my trip right about now.

(I'm sober, I swear)

austinato (Austin), Sunday, 8 November 2015 21:21 (three years ago) link

Seems like you could really write any story imaginable by sourcing 9 tweets.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 November 2015 18:57 (three years ago) link

Yeah, as long as you sign off by writing:

Why is everybody so offended? Metallica shirts are everywhere! Are there not bigger things to be upset about?

"...Thanks for clicking tho."

flyingtrain (sbahnhof), Wednesday, 11 November 2015 01:06 (three years ago) link

Timbaland is the latest hip-hop/R&B type to be seen sporting a punk rock jacket, his being leather and adorned with Misfits, Dead Kennedys, Subhumans, Crass and the like logos.

The Metal injection website reports on it with some of the snide commentary that we don't use here because we liek that sort of thing.

http://i0.wp.com/www.metalinjection.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Timbaland-jacket-front.jpg?fit=750%2C1000
http://i0.wp.com/www.metalinjection.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Timbaland-jacket-back.jpg?resize=700%2C394

The website has a link to the interview.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Thursday, 19 November 2015 01:23 (three years ago) link

three months pass...

Lol

Treeship, Tuesday, 23 February 2016 00:42 (three years ago) link

one month passes...

hahaha that's amazing.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Saturday, 2 April 2016 15:24 (three years ago) link

tbf Lou Donaldson is the most emo soul jazz artist

human life won't become a cat (man alive), Sunday, 3 April 2016 07:13 (three years ago) link

seven months pass...
eight months pass...

Surprised no one mentioned Lady Gaga wearing a Les Rallizes Denudes t-shirt a while ago.

Federico Boswarlos, Thursday, 3 August 2017 15:41 (two years ago) link

one month passes...

Kanye in a Pop Group shirt, for people who don't Facebook.

Thomas Gabriel Fischer does not endorse (aldo), Wednesday, 6 September 2017 21:54 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

Alex in NYC brought this to my attention:
Message to Kids: Rush Isn’t Cool

This article by Andy Cush at Spin.com was prompted by Travis Scott wearing a Rush shirt at the Grammys.

http://www.rushisaband.com/images/201902/4243.f.jpg

Even funnier to me is that it was evidently Kylie Jenner's shirt which likely infuriates a lot of people to no end. It certainly upset Alex.

http://scontent.fphl2-3.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52598144_10161458281685597_3781236117307654144_n.jpg?_nc_cat=109&_nc_eui2=AeHJ0Yb_VZq6Bo0NCcXq1iHqDgAbhuebAwF8Z4pefNcsDtp57FvGDjnMXwrDNwO0-wUEmMirrqwqgyl5X5TewNif_SYw3paEGTElwQQvavN2Ww&_nc_ht=scontent.fphl2-3.fna&oh=7d0241262d2caf639efdaf1a4f4622e4&oe=5CB3A15B

I find the article lame for a bunch of reasons, but they have nothing to do with being mad anyone is wearing a Rush shirt.

Loud guitars shit all over "Bette Davis Eyes" (NYCNative), Monday, 11 February 2019 23:02 (six months ago) link

^ Kendrick stans for Oasis

enochroot, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 15:05 (six months ago) link

King Crimson is just as dorky and isn't on Spotify.

peace, man, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:03 (six months ago) link

Thought thread revive would be for this

https://i.imgur.com/iXrydv3.jpg

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 17:39 (six months ago) link

I still think the article is actually lovingly praising Rush but either I'm way off or everyone else is misunderstanding it, based on social media.

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:36 (six months ago) link

I don't think a Rush hater would reel off their proggiest deep cuts like that.

silent as a seashell Julia (Sund4r), Tuesday, 12 February 2019 19:38 (six months ago) link

one month passes...

Hannah is punk now! ☠️ pic.twitter.com/I4nUdajchD

— Miley Ray Cyrus (@MileyCyrus) March 29, 2019

... (Eazy), Friday, 29 March 2019 17:15 (four months ago) link

Pimp C (RIP) of UGK wearing a Nirvana "Sliver/Dive" shirt in the "Use Me Up" video (1992):

https://i.imgur.com/H9JqbKE.jpg

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 8 April 2019 03:22 (four months ago) link

I can’t find it right now, but there’s a recent-ish selfie of David Sylvian sporting a black Boris (the Japanese noisegaze band) T-shirt.

Max Florian, Monday, 8 April 2019 04:42 (four months 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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