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Post your most obscure band t-shirts

Post by hermosavtg » Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:21 am

I know this subject has been mentioned in passing on this forum. These groups have faded from memories, and into obscurity. Yet they live on in rag bales and on thrift store racks. It's always exciting to find a shirt from some band you've never heard of, but when the listings languish, it's obvious not a single person has this particular band in their saved searches.

Take for example this POSSUMDETH t-shirt. I've had it up on and off for about 60 days and it's had a total of about 10 unique hits. Zero watchers. It's even signed by the band, which was an Orange County pub/sleaze rock set circa 1990

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Lets see some of your most ignored favorite shirts!
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Re: Post your most obscure band t-shirts

Post by jimmyj » Wed Dec 09, 2009 3:44 pm

The one that has always baffled me is "Chilling Vision" I purchased it from a record store three years back that was liquidating all the old promo shirts on eBay. Stormcrow will probably remember Bills:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 0471543897

It was a goldmine of every type of genre, and lots of obscure ones too. One of the best ones I got was a disco band called, Heatwave that did an anthem called Boogie Nights. The shirt I wish I never let get away.

Anywho, Chilling Vision, "State of the art Metal" was in my store for a few years, in the listing description I even asked people to help me figure out who they were. Finally someone bought it and I asked him what he knew...he said he had no clue it was just a cool shirt.
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Re: Post your most obscure band t-shirts

Post by hermosavtg » Fri Dec 11, 2009 10:17 pm

"released a 6-track Demo in 1989"
http://www.metal-archives.com/band.php? ... b151d74fba" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I think you got my selection beat Jimmy!
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Re: Post your most obscure band t-shirts

Post by hermosavtg » Sun Dec 13, 2009 4:49 pm

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Re: Post your most obscure band t-shirts

Post by Frank » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:20 am

That Chilling Vision logo looks more like the evil Stripe!
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Re: Post your most obscure band t-shirts

Post by jimmyj » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:47 pm

I got this cool email from a member of CV:

"My name is Phil C. I was the bass player in the band Chilling Vision.
We are from Altoona PA. Crazy seeing our shirt on your site. We broke up in
89 after opening for some great bands like Exodus, Dream Theater,
Wrathchild America, M.O.D. to name a few. Thanks for posting the pictures.
We were also known as Giornesto. If you google that name you get some info.
Thanks again, Phil"
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Re: Post your most obscure band t-shirts

Post by jimmyj » Fri Feb 19, 2010 2:39 pm

Here's a beauty vintage DEAD ON t-shirt I found in Stormcrow's inventory:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dl ... 0557871122

Not a lot of info out there on them, no wiki entry, there is this though:

http://www.myspace.com/deadon666" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Some seriously badass guitar riffs.
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Re: Post your most obscure band t-shirts

Post by hermosavtg » Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:11 am

If its 80's Christian New Wave you want, then a christian new wave band you'll get:

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The Fourth Watch's only release contains gems with titles like "You Can Change The World" and "Chase Away The Darkness" and hey they have a couple followers on the internet:
http://www.reverbnation.com/thefourthwa ... =rich_text" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://flipsidemn.blogspot.com/2009/07/ ... e-one.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

And for die hard J-WAVE fans, yes the shirt is for sale in my ebay store.

BTW! That Possumdeth t-shirt finally sold! POW!
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Re: Post your most obscure band t-shirts

Post by hermosavtg » Fri Mar 05, 2010 11:12 pm

Here's an amazing, bittersweet, vintage t-shirt ebay story.

I sold the Possumdeth shirt a little while back, and received this feedback: "after 20 years, the shirt has finally returned home."

I queried the buyer if he/she had anything to do with the band, etc. and received this reply:
i bought the shirt for my roommate, Garth. He was 1 of the signatures on the shirt. his good friend, Don Raulin, also a signature on the shirt, just passed away from brain cancer. He was quite emotinal to see the shirt. he even remembered the messed up pen he had to use to sign it 20 years ago. they only signed about 10 shirts, so yes, it is very obscure. http://www.myspace.com/possumdeth" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
:D
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Re: Post your most obscure band t-shirts

Post by jimmyj » Sat Mar 06, 2010 12:27 pm

A happy ending...!

Here's one I found that the seller has listed as Dead or Alive..."You spin me round, like a record baby" which is somewhat obscure...but on further investigation I don't believe it's them. It's a band called "Blood on the Saddle" so it's even more obscure.

http://www.lastcallrecords.com/biograph ... d_eng.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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