YOUR Punk Shirt In A New Coffee Table Book?

Spread the metal:

Hey – want to include as many friends as possible. Makes it more fun.

Please look at the working list below of punk “moments” we want to include in this book—which is absolutely happening and through a big publisher. I have to have it done by end of March!

If you saw any of those bands within the timeframe of the chapter they are going in—doesn’t matter what city—we potentially have a match! And so… answer as many as you can? Thanks! You will be quoted real nice in a gorgeous book. Your memory of this event and time and shirt and band will live on and all that!

Please give me your first and last name, what city you are from and email address.

Can you tell me the story about one of your favourite punk t-shirts you got AT THE TIME (i.e. not a modern era, retro etc), where you got it and what it meant to you?

What is the significance of that band or that shirt image, in the story of punk?

How did the design of the shirt reflect punk fashion?

How about one that a buddy had looked totally cool?

What were some other popular punk shirts you can recall from that era and why were they cool?

If you ever custom-made one, could you describe it and tell me what compelled you to make it?

Do you have any punk t-shirts from that band’s golden era that you can photograph and send to me?

Can you tell me a story about one or more historic punk gigs you went to (from one of these five eras)? And what made that show so important?

How about just generally a punk album or song/single that was important to you in its day, and why it affected you so much?

Punk Tees: The Story of Punk in 125 T-shirts

Main intro
1500 – 2000 words, or 1250 word intro and 750 word Celebrity Foreword

1 – 1968 – 1975 (10)
1500 – 2000 word intro, plus 2 to 3 stand-alone quotes

each of the below, to the number and items chose, gets 150-200-word descriptor (me?) + c.75-word quote (fan?) or vice versa

MC5, The Democratic National Convention, Chicago, IL, August 25, 1968
Stooges – debut album
MC5 – Back in the USA
Alice Cooper, International Youth Expo, Kingsbridge Armory, Bronx, New York, July 5, 1971
New York Dolls, Mercer Arts Center, New York City, May 5, 1972
New York Dolls, London Imperial College, London, November 4, 1972
The Modern Lovers, Long Branch Saloon, Berkeley, CA, April 1972
The Deviants
New York Dolls, Max’s Kansas City, New York City, 1973
Iggy and the Stooges, Max’s Kansas City, New York City, 1973
Iggy and the Stooges, The Apollo, London, 1973
Iggy and the Stooges (Metallic KO pt. 1) Michigan Palace, Detroit, Michigan, October 6, 1973
Lou Reed, Houston, Texas, November 13, 1974
Television, Townhouse Theater, New York City, March 2, 1974
Iggy and the Stooges (Metallic KO pt. 2), Michigan Palace, Detroit, Michigan, February 9, 1974
Television, Patti Smith, Max’s Kansas City, New York City, August 28 – September 2, 1974
Television, CBGB, New York City, January 1975
Patti Smith, CBGB, New York City, 1975
Rocket from the Tombs, Cleveland
Dr. Feelgood

2 – 1976 – 1978 (29)
1500 – 2000 word intro, plus 2 to 3 stand-alone quotes

each of the below, to the number and items chose, gets 150-200-word descriptor (me?) + c.75-word quote (fan?)

The Ramones, CBGB, New York City, August 16, 1974
The Ramones, The Heartbreakers, The Sea of Clouds club, New York City, December 31, 1975
The Ramones, The Roundhouse, London, July 4, 1976
The Heartbreakers, Blondie, The Fast, Max’s Kansas City, July 24, 1976
Dead Boys, CBGB, August 1976
The Ramones, Toronto, Canada, September 24, 1976
The Germs, The Zeroes, The Weirdos, Orpheum Theater, Los Angeles, CA, April 1977
Pere Ubu, Cleveland, 1977
Viletones, Diodes, Teenage Head, “three outrageous punk bands from Toronto, Canada,” CBGB, New York City, July 7, 8, 9, 10, 1977
Devo, CBGB, New York City, 1977
The Germs, Devo, Blondie, Whisky A Go-Go, Los Angeles, California (filmed), October 3, 1977
Dead Boys, Crash ‘n’ Burn, Toronto, 1978
Richard Hell & The Voidoids, Erasers, Ghosts, CBGB, New York City, April 20, 1978
Diodes, Crash ‘n’ Burn, 1978
DMZ, The Rathskeller, Boston, 1978
Ramones, Blondie, Kiss, Dead Boys, Dictators, Village People, Richard Hell & The Voidoids, 1st Annual Punk Magazine Awards Ceremony, Club Hollywood, New York City, October 13, 1978
Suicide Commandos, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1978
Viletones, Teenage Head, “The Last Pogo” concert, The Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, Canada, December 1, 1978
The Weirdos
Potential gigs to cover include:
Sex Pistols, St. Martin’s School of Art, November 6, 1975
The Saints, 76 Club, Brisbane, Australia, 1976
Sex Pistols, Nashville Rooms, London, January 1976
Patti Smith, Roundhouse, London, May 16, 1976
The Damned, 100 Club, London, July 6, 1976
Sex Pistols, Screen on the Green, Islington, London, August 29, 1976
Sex Pistols signing to A&M, EMI, Virgin
Sex Pistols, Siouxsie & The Banshees, The Clash, The Buzzcocks, The Damned (a.k.a. “first international punk festival) 100 Club, London, September 21, 1976
Metal Urbain, France, December 1976
The Saints, supporting AC/DC, Australia, 1976
The Clash, The Roxy (gala opening), January 1, 1977
The Damned, CBGBs, New York, April 7, 1977
The Damned, Television, The Whiskey, Los Angeles CA, April 16, 1977
X-Ray Spex, The Roxy, London, 1977
The Sex Pistols, The River Thames, June 5, 1977
The Clash, The Saints, Cherry Vanilla, The Slits, Birmingham Rag Market, Birmingham UK, July 17, 1977
Stiffs Tour (Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Wreckless Eric), Leicester University, Leicester, October 22, 1977
The Clash, The Rainbow, December 13, 1977
Stinky Toys, The Roxy, 1978
Sex Pistols, Winterland Ballroom, San Francisco, California, January 14, 1978
The Strangers
The Adverts
The Lurkers
Slaughter & the Dogs

3 – 1978 – 1982, post-punk in the UK, new wave in the US (33)
1500 – 2000 word intro, plus 2 to 3 stand-alone quotes

each of the below, to the number and items chose, gets 150-200-word descriptor (me?) + c.75-word quote (fan?)

The Plasmatics, CBGB, New York City, July 1978
death of Sid Vicious
Buzzcocks, Middleton Civic Hall, Manchester, UK, March 29, 1978
The Undertones, Belfast, Northern Ireland, November 1978
The Clash, The Palladium, New York City, February 17, 1979
Joy Division, Futurama Festival Queens Hall, Leeds, September 9, 1979
The Clash, Newcastle Mayfair, June 12, 1980
The Cramps
Pere Ubu
X, Los Angeles, 1978
Sham 69, London, 1978
The Jam
Gang of Four
Talking Heads
Boomtown Rats
Ian Dury & The Blockheads
Elvis Costello
The Police
The Pretenders
Siouxsee and the Banshees
Split Enz
Radio Stars
Gary Numan & Tubeway Army
Adam & The Ants
Billy Idol

4 – 1982 – 1989, hardcore, Oi, crust (37)
1500 – 2000 word intro, plus 2 to 3 stand-alone quotes

each of the below, to the number and items chose, gets 150-200-word descriptor (me?) + c.75-word quote (fan?)

Black Flag
Circle Jerks
Dead Kennedys
New Model Army
Cockney Rejects, Cedar Club, Birmingham, 1980
D.O.A., Smilin’ Buddha, Vancouver, BC, 1980
The Crass, UK Subs, The White Lion, Putney, UK, 1980
D.O.A., Viletones, Stark Naked, The Fleshtones, Forgotten Rebels, Joe College and The Rulers, Rock Against Radiation, Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, July 19, 1980
The Crass, 100 Club, 1981
Fear, Saturday Night Live, New York City, October 31, 1981
Subhumans, Smilin’ Buddha, Vancouver, BC, 1981
4-Skins, The Business, Southall, UK, July 1981
The Crass, The Roxy, London, 1981
Discharge, 100 Club, 1981
Sonic Youth
The Wipers
Bad Brains, Roller Rink, New York City, 1981
Husker Du, Calgarian Hotel, Calgary, Alberta, June 22, 1981
Husker Du, Gorilla Room, Seattle, Washington, July 9, 1981
UK Subs, Gdansk, Poland, July 1982
Minor Threat, Washington DC, 1982
The Crass, Poison Girls, Flux of Dead Indians, The Mob, Amebix, 24-hour squat, London Zig Zag club, December 18, 1982
Bad Brains, Minor Threat, The Young and the Useless, CBGB, New York City, December 25, 1982
The Exploited, Agnostic Front, New York City, 1984
Cro-Mags, New York City, 1986
Bad Brains, July 13, 1987
Fugazi, Washington DC, 1988
Agnostic Front, CBGB, New York City, August 21, 1988
Soul Asylum
Bad Religion, The Vex, Los Angeles, 1981
Black Flag, Flesheaters, The Dicks, Saccharine Trust, legal benefit, July 22, 23, 1983
Wasted Youth, Suicidal Tendencies, The Vex, August 27, 1983
Black Flag, Mountaineers Club, Seattle, 1984
Social Distortion, Los Angeles, California, 1984
Sublime, Los Angeles, July 4, 1988
Bad Religion, Los Angeles, California, 1988
Butthole Surfers
Suicidal Tendencies
The Adolescents
The Dickies

5 – Epilogue: 1990 – Punk and Beyond: The T-shirt Lives On (a short concluding chapter looking at the punk T-shirt post-1990 and its living legacy today) (16)
1500 – 2000 word intro, plus 2 to 3 stand-alone quotes

each of the below, to the number and items chose, gets 150-200-word descriptor (me?) + c.75-word quote (fan?)

Melvins, Nirvana, Beat Happening, Rignall Hall, Olympia, Washington, January 19, 1990
Mookie Blaylock (later Pearl Jam), Off Ramp Cafe, Seattle, Washington, October 22, 1990
Nirvana, OK Hotel, Seattle, Washington, April 17, 1991
Nirvana, The Roxy, Los Angeles CA, August 15, 1991
Pearl Jam, Mural Amphitheatre, Seattle, Washington, August 23, 1991
Nirvana, Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, Michigan, October 11, 1991
Pearl Jam, The Borderline, London, February 4, 1992
The Offspring, anti-nuclear benefit, Hollywood, California, 1989
Rancid, Gilman Street, February 8, 1992
Green Day, The Palace, Los Angeles, CA, February 26, 1994
Sublime, Warped Tour, 1995
The Offspring, Australia, 1995
Rancid, Camden Underworld, London, September 7, 1995
NOFX, Warped Tour, 1996
Sublime, SnoCore tour, Petaluma, California, May 24, 1996
Rancid, Lollapalooza, San Jose, California, August 2, 1996
The Offspring, Camden Underworld, London, August 22, 1996
Blink-182, SnoCore tour, San Bernardino, CA, February 7, 1998
Rancid, Warped Tour, San Francisco, California, July 5, 1998
Social Distortion
The Vandals
Jughead’s Revenge
Face to Face
Bad Religion
Unwritten Law
No Doubt
Face to Face