One of the issues being a music obsessive is that it has permeated several areas of my life. From the walls of my childhood bedroom to the clothes I wore, music has consumed me. Here’s to documenting some of the clothes.
Nowadays the band/artist/logo adorned clothing I wear is far less than in high school. With age and style maturity the majority of band t-shirts have fallen, casualties of adulthood. The saddest aspect of all of this is that I threw out or donated so many metal t-shirts prior to having this documentation revelation. I’m sad all the Pantera, Testament, Wolves in the Throne Room, Slayer, Ozzy Osbourne, Fear Factory, In Flames, Tool and so many other t-shirts were long gone years prior to this post.
Though the shirts in this post no longer live in my basement, tucked away suffocating in tubs, they can live on through the internet. Every t-shirt in this post has been donated. Perhaps if you’ve visited the Goodwill in Richfield, MN you could be wearing my old t-shirt right now. It looks good on you. You look lovely today.
Thank you, David, for the inspiration.
Some of the metal years
Rhymesayers and Atmosphere
Since 2004-2005 I’ve been a huge Doomtree fan. Call it local love for hip-hop or just having good taste, I amassed a very large collection of Doomtree merchandise over the last decade. Here are the t-shirts that remained when the idea to photograph and donate them surfaced. I’m kinda of sad I could photograph the Cecil Otter, Hand Over Fist, and P.O.S shirts that I either donated or threw out due to bustedness.
I’m starting the Doomtree list with rarer, lesser seen, designs.
This ram design is an interesting timepiece because it lists out all former/founding members of Doomtree (minus Bobby Gorgeous). Tom Servo moved out of Minnesota and left Doomtree around 2004/2005, I think. Emily Bloodmobile is a known mystery, but not mentioned anymore. Turbo Nemesis is somewhere out there doing something awesome, I’m sure. MK Larada is designing up a storm.
This Deer design was gifted to me by Lazerbeak, I think. At the first Blowout I lost a t-shirt I purchased and Beak was nice enough to gift me a replacement. I don’t remember this design being on sale at shows – maybe it was a handful of test designs from BLK?