Friday, November 20, 2009

1975 Devil Destroyer

1975 AH-64A Apache

My new favorite vintage tee from the 70's.

In 1975 the AH-64A Apache was the original production attack helicopter. I'm not usually a fan of war memorabilia or war machines for that matter. However, I can't help but be amazed by this machine and the people who fly them. Touted as being the most lethal, survivable, deployable and maintainable multimission helicopter in the world.



Sunday, November 15, 2009

Give 'em the Boot

1973 Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven Bootleg by Trade Mark of Quality

It pays to have a friend who works at your local record store. Picked up this nice Zeppelin bootleg this weekend! Pressed by the infamous bootleggers known as Dub and Ken out of Los Angeles in the 70's. Recorded by an audience member during the band's 1973 tour, probably on July 3rd at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Not too many of these randomly appear as most are in the hands of collectors already. This one was probably tucked away in someone's small record collection for over 30 years and hadn't seen the light of day since. Score!

Friday, November 6, 2009

1970 Monday Nights!

file under: when we were kids

super rare original monday night football promo tee
year: 1970
tag: missing
material: 100% cotton
condition: excellent vintage
value: $400
note: thrift store find.

first monday night game 1970 browns vs. jets

original announcers in the booth: cosell-merideth-gifford

Sunday, November 1, 2009

86 Lords

In 1986 The Lords of the New Church were on tour. By this time they had released three studio albums and had a considerable following from Stiv Bator's Dead Boys legacy. When The Lords tour rolled into California for two shows, one at the now sadly defunct Fender's Ballroom in Long Beach and one at the Timbers Ballroom in Glendora an almost unknown band at the time named Guns-N-Roses opened for them. This tee is from that tour and is undoubtedly the rarest in my collection. I've never seen another one anywhere, ever. R.I.P Stiv.