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NEVER wear your own band's T-Shirt

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


  1. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    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

    Kmonk

    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
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    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I don't see anything wrong with it.
     
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  4. sparkyfender2

    sparkyfender2

    Nov 25, 2013
    I had to wear ours.

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

    ImNotJoel

    Jan 12, 2014
    Connecticut
    I agree with op comes off as either desperate or arrogant. Your shirts are for your fans not you.
     
  6. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    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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  7. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
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    You gotta problem with this?
     
  8. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    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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  9. elgecko

    elgecko

    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    It's rock-n-roll to vomit on your shirt and have to borrow one from the merch table!
     
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  10. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
    When I saw LZ John's drum solo was the best part of the show, by far. He was one of the best.
     
  11. sparkyfender2

    sparkyfender2

    Nov 25, 2013


    Nice jazz!!!!
     
  12. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
  13. kshewchuk

    kshewchuk

    Jun 3, 2007
    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.
     
  14. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
  15. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
  16. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2011
    Minneapolis
    All the rules of rock and roll, in one easy list:

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

    ImNotJoel

    Jan 12, 2014
    Connecticut
    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.
     
  18. GlennW

    GlennW

    Sep 6, 2006
  19. Nashrakh

    Nashrakh

    Aug 16, 2008
    Hamburg, Germany
    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)
     
  20. How about band sticker on bass?
     



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