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Killing Joke - Eighties T-Shirt , Medium

Killing Joke - Eighties T-Shirt , Medium

$ 18.95
Royal blue short-sleeve tee features the album cover from "Eighties", the first single from the English post-punk alternative rock band, 'Killing Joke. Based on a photograph of a high-rise building in New York City, a posterized image of the skyscraper on the corner of 51st and 6th Avenue in Rockefeller Plaza is the backdrop for a montage of a U.S. Flag , Russian hammer/sickle flag, and cartoon pirate in red and yellow. The band name and album title in white lettering frame the image.

Fun Fact: Nirvana sampled the riff from the Killing Joke song, in their 90's anthem, "Come As You Are". A slowed-down version of the echo-chamber guitar intro was so similar, Nirvana management was unsure about releasing the song as a single from their 1991 studio album, Nevermind; "Kurt [Cobain] was nervous about 'Come as You Are' because it was too similar to a Killing Joke song." It's disputed whether management filed a lawsuit, which was apparently dropped when Cobain died. Ironically, Dave Grohl took a leave of absence from his band, the Foo Fighters, to record on drums for Killing Joke's second self-titled album, a surprise, given the past conflict with Nirvana and Killing Joke. This shirt is an awesome tribute to the music of the eighties.

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