Concert T-Shirts I Have Owned

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Published 2004-10-10
  • Huey Lewis & the News — Sports Tour — 1982 or 1983
  • Beach Boys — (tour unknown) — 1983 or 1984
  • Frankie Goes to Hollywood — “Frankie Say War! Hide Yourself” — 1984
  • UB40 — Little Baggariddim — ca. 1985
  • R.E.M. — “Postcard from Athens, GA” — 1986
  • R.E.M. — Pageantry — 1986
  • Young Fresh Fellows — (tour unknown) — 1986
  • R.E.M. — Chronic Town — 1986
  • Sex Pistols — “Never Mind the Bollocks” — 1986
  • Murphy’s Law — (tour unknown) — 1987
  • The Smiths — “The Queen is Dead” — 1987
  • R.E.M. — “What Noisy Cats Are We” — 1987
  • R.E.M. — “Allied” (Document Tour) — 1987
  • R.E.M. — “Bicycle” (Reckoning Tour) — 1987
  • Sonic Youth — “Sonic Life” — 1987
  • Replacements — Let It Be — 1987
  • Sonic Youth — Sister — 1988
  • Descendents — All — 1988
  • Minutemen — “The Roar of the Masses Could be Farts” — 1988
  • Hüsker Dü — New Day Rising — 1988
  • R.E.M. — “Pop Song 89” (Green Tour) — 1989
  • Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians — One Long Pair of Eyes — 1989
  • The Cult — Sonic Temple Tour (Canadian) — 1989
  • R.E.M. — “Get Up” (Green Tour) — 1989
  • R.E.M. — “You Are the Everything (white)” (Green Tour) — 1988 or 1989
  • R.E.M. — “You Are the Everything (black)” (Green Tour) — 1989
  • R.E.M. — “We Are Having a Wonderful Time” (Reconstruction Tour) — 1991 or 1992
  • Millions — “Admit Nothing, Blame Everyone, Be Bitter” (glows in the dark!) — 1992
  • R.E.M. — Monster Tour — 1995
  • Shonen Knife — “Happy Dead Teddy Bear” — 1997
  • Stereolab — (green & pink) — 2001
  • Kraftwerk — Radio Activity — 2003
  • Stereolab — (defiant fist) — 2004
  • Dead Kennedys — FY 1983 Tour — 2004

So immediately I recognize three trends:

  1. My musical tastes sure improved after I hit puberty (ca. 1984)
  2. I bought almost all my concert t-shirts when I was in high school (1986 - 1989
  3. damn I bought a lot of Sonic Youth t-shirts.