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NEVER wear your own band's T-Shirt

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by mellowinman, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. mellowinman

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    It's not cool, and it makes you look like a dork.

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    NOTE: THIS IS A THREAD FOR THE PURPOSE OF POSTING PHOTOS OF FAMOUS MUSICIANS WEARING THEIR OWN T-SHIRTS.

    It kind of lays to rest the Conventional Wisdom posted here on talkbass of "never wear your own band's T-Shirt."

    See, if the fans don't know how they look, THEY MIGHT NOT BUY THEM.
  2. Kmonk

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    I don't see anything wrong with it.
  3. sparkyfender2

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    I had to wear ours.

    No one else would.......... Ingrates!
  4. ImNotJoel

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    I agree with op comes off as either desperate or arrogant. Your shirts are for your fans not you.
  5. mellowinman

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    Not so fast. I am being IRONIC. That's John Freaking Bonham there, and he couldn't have looked like a dork if he tried.

    Signed,

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  6. mellowinman

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    You gotta problem with this?
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    gjbassist Supporting Member

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    I was hoping you were kidding! IMO John Bonham could have worn what ever he wanted!

    I also like it when band members make fun of their own band:

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  8. elgecko

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    It's rock-n-roll to vomit on your shirt and have to borrow one from the merch table!
  9. GlennW

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    When I saw LZ John's drum solo was the best part of the show, by far. He was one of the best.
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    Nice jazz!!!!
  11. mellowinman

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    I used to think this same way, Then I started touring. I then realized all the times I had seen a band wearing their own shirt, they were probably wearing it because they had nothing left that didn't smell and look like ass, and just had to grab one from the merch table.
  13. mellowinman

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    All the rules of rock and roll, in one easy list:

    1. Rock and Roll has NO RULES
    2. Rock and Roll RULES
  16. ImNotJoel

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    Let me digress if you're on the level of Zeppelin, rush, etc you can wear whatever the f*** you want but if you're not it's vain and lame. That's a given.
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    If one band member does it, it's okay. If the whole band does it, that's when things get real tacky. (I know a band like that... And their shirt designs are lame as well)
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    How about band sticker on bass?

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