Last weekend I met an Aussie guy named Kirby who is a vintage picker and loves weird and esoteric old tees. So do I… Here are a few gems from his stash.
As far as I remember art is pretty much the only thing I cared about since I was a little kid. Making art, looking at art, knowing about it, etc…I can’t think of a bigger influence in terms of humor, aesthetics and style then Ray Pettibon. His striking and often brutally funny images continue to inspire me to this day.
“There was basically all your standard or regular gig posters, and then there were the Ray Pettibon gig posters.”
The Gun Club’s first record – “Fire of Love” is dangerously contagious. It infected me the very first time I heard it and after years of inactivity, the virus resurfaced recently, with a real vengeance! It still sounds just as bad ass, sleazy and lean as I remembered it. In my mind the best example of the blues and roots rock-n-roll infused with the raw energy of early LA punk. This is done with such flair and conviction on this record that it permeates every cell in my body right down to the bone every time I hear it. With so few constants in life, Fire of Love remains an exception. It sounds as good now as it did the first time I heard it. That really can’t be said about most music.
“Every drop in my body moves with the train” – J.L. Pierce
The Gun Club family tree illustration : Sarah Carrier
An awesome, home made little number found at Community Thrift & Vintage in Vancouver’s Gastown. I dug this place. Great prices, nice staff and a chance to help the very community where the store is located by shopping there.
Hand painted tees can go either way – super hippie-dippie, sloppy junk or kind of weird and rad. I’d say this one is definitely the latter.