Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Band Shirt Archive

This website came across my desk not so long ago.  The owner has the lofty goal of "getting a picture of every band shirt every made by every band, ever."  That's bold, indeed.  In the meantime, he blogs about his favorite vintage shirts, recently hitting a Pearl Jam classic.

News to some, not news to others; Pearl Jam is about to release a new album this September called Backspacer on September 20, 2009. Whenever I see a band from my youth turn out another album it always makes me nostalgic. This morning I decided to go see which vintage Pearl Jam shirts I remember from the 90s are available today.

This one easily stood out as my favorite Pearl Jam t-shirt. The shirt front has a photo of a young girl playing with crayons. Below the photo is the word "Choices". The back of the shirt, pictured to the left, says "9 out of 10 kids prefer crayons to guns". I myself preferred guns but those were dangerous times. The shirt was sold on there 1992 tour. The tour was in support of their first album Ten.

Check out the other Pearl Jam shirts.  The site even links over to e-bay sales if you want to try and nail down your own shirt.