maandag 15 juni 2009

THE H8000 SHIRT ARCHIVES (early 90's)

I'll remember after the break-up of Rise Above, I didn't had any band at that time, NATIONS ON FIRE was the new band of Edward and Hazel and I felt bummed about it. They played their kick-off show for a one week UK tour on February 8th 1991 at the Vort'n Vis and a one week tour with Dutch SxE band BETRAY. The show was awesome for sure..There was a 50 made shirt to sell on that tour, they sold a shitload at home...the shirt was made cut and paste back in the day...check the amazing sleeve print!!!

NATIONS ON FIRE 'Go vegetarian' 1992-1993
Many other scenes lacked message and ethics, this shirt is a perfect example on how we felt overhere on certain topics.
If you check old pic's, many kids have this one...

This shirt was printed in 1992 along with the 7"ep that was released on Machination records.
This was just a small run, and is probably very hard to find these days, especially in good condition. Mine is beat-up and got mixed in the colored laundry, the quality was lousy just like many shirts back then. Still
happy to own it.

SHORTSIGHT 'Pythagoras' Longsleeve 1993
Great design, great message, perfect color combo, have personally worn this one to dead...Bands/persons in the scene had the sXe, vegetarian, vegan thing in common. A rarity these days for sure. Shortsight preached on stage and made the message clear in their lyrics. Great band...

1 opmerking:

  1. Only 30 made of these, sold out in one week.

    Shitty quality shirts, we didn't know any better at the time.

    Love, Truth and Honesty were together for about six months after i came back from California, heavily influenced by my friend Dave Smalley (DYS, Dag Nasty, All).

    This was actually Spirit of Youth under another name (I didn't like it)

    We recorded a demo tape, released by Warehouse Records, I believe 8 or 9 songs, of which only 4 or 5 got released !

    Music was very influenced by Minor Threat, Dag Nasty and Second Wind, love it til today !

    Ed Goodlife