Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Boston U.S. Tour

extremely rare & original 1978 Boston U.S. Tour parking lot bootleg
year: 1978
tag: random unknown paki 
material: 100% cotton
condition: excellent vintage
value: $450
note: acquired recently from a collector in Seattle Washington. Boston recorded some of the most popular and heavily played tracks of all time in the late 70's. the authorized t-shirts from this tour are rare in collector circles (see original post here) but for some reason these parking lot bootlegs are beyond rare. i've only seen this tee one other time. probably because these funky and poorly constructed bootlegs would basically become ruined after just one run through the washer and dryer, shrinking and warping to unwearable proportions and quickly being discarded or consigned to being wash rags by their owners. somehow this XL has remained intact for over 34 years and can still be rocked!

back print w/band member names

the band on tour in 1978

1978 "Don't Look Back" album cover


Sunday, January 8, 2012

God Save the Queen

rare Sex Pistols - God Save the Queen bootleg 
year: ????
tag: long gone
material: 100% cotton
condition: thrashed (or perfect as I like to call it)
value: $300
note: no provenance on this one. but judging by the holes, stains and overall condition it has seen a lot of action. now in my collection. a big thank you to all it's previous owners.

 right before the end

happier days