January 19, 2017

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Nirvana plays Saturday Night Live 25 Years Ago, Jan 1992

If 1991 was the year that punk broke, in 1992 Nirvana exploded it.  While their album Nevermind was released in late 1991, it didn't really start to catch fire in the USA until early in 1992.  One of the events that propelled them to this success was their appearance on Saturday Night Live January 11th 1992, 25 years ago. 

Kurt, dressed in his usual finest, was sporting an amazing home made Flipper t-shirt, with Krist Novoselic rocking an amazing L7 t-shirt, both seen above.  

 They started their performance with an upbeat, amazing version of Smells like teen Spirit, and for their second slot did Territorial Pissings, which ended with them thrashing all of the equipment on the stage. (SNL was hip to this, and replaced all the amps with cheap ones).

Here are the videos of the performances: Smells Like Teen Spirit:

Territorial Pissings:

Apparently, they boys saved the best for last, and at the awkward ending while the credits rolled with the entire cast assembled, Dave, Krist, and Kurt proceeded to make out with each other to "piss off the rednecks and homophobes."

Here is a video of the makeout session, which is hard to find, since SNL replaced it with a different ending on the rebroadcasts.


It was on this same day Jan 11th 1992 that the unthinkable happened: Nevermind bumped Michael Jackson off the top of the Billboard pop charts, and claimed the number one spot for a grunge / punk rock band from Seattle.

In a review of Nevermind from the time, Everett True wrote that

"When Nirvana released Bleach all those years ago, the more sussed among us figured they had the potential to make an album that would blow every other contender away. My God have they proved us right."

Currently we have a limited selection of authentic vintage Nirvana shirts from the 1990s, check them out here, and thanks for stopping bye at The Captain's Vintage! 

Nirvana come as you are

Come as you are, the third single from Nevermind, this shirt is Deadstock!

Nirvana Crewneck Sweatshirt Smiley Face

A rare Nirvana Smiley Face Crewneck Sweatshirt!

Kurt Cobain Nirvana Tribute Shirt

Kurt Cobain Tribute shirt, from after his death.

December 16, 2016

Posted in holiday bazaar

2016 Holiday Bazaar Raffle Winners

The winners of the Captain's Vintage Punk Rock Holiday Bazaar raffle are in! Here they are!
1. $100 Gift Card To : winner Peter Sullivan
2. $100 Gift Card to Reanimator Coffee (good in store at either location) : winner Liz Lennox
3. $50 Gift Card to : winner Bianca Panuto
4. $50 Gift Card to Reanimator Coffee (good in store at either location) : winner Alexis Rama
Thank you very much to everyone who came out to The Captain's Vintage Punk Rock Holiday Bazaar!  Have a great holiday season, check out our website for awesome vintage shopping!
July 24, 2016

Posted in 80s, minor threat, punk, punk week, vintage tees

Punk Week 2016 Day 6 - Minor Threat

Its the final day of Punk Week here at The Captain's Vintage.  I know that it says it is day 6, but on the 7th day, the Punk Gods Rested.

Today we feature the most legendary band of the straight edge movement of the 1980s, Minor Threat! 

Brian Baker Minor Threat

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July 23, 2016

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PUNK WEEK 2016 DAY 5 - Sid Vicious and The Sex Pistols

In our second to last day of punk week here at The Captain's Vintage, we visit with the godfathers of british Punk, The Sex Pistols.  

Sex Pistols

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July 22, 2016

Posted in 80s, dead kennedys, punk, punk week


Punk Week rolls on here at The Captain's Vintage, and after last night's RNC Nomination of Donald Trump, the Dead Kennedy's Bedtime for Democracy seems very appropriate.


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July 21, 2016

Posted in 80s, circle jerks, punk, punk week, vintage t shirt

Punk Week 2016 Day 3 - Circle Jerks!

Punk Week is in Full Swing at The Captain's Vintage! Yesterday we were featured on the blog for the top punk festival in the US, and today we feature the Circle Jerks!

Circle Jerks

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July 20, 2016

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Punk Week 2016 Day 2 Suicidal Tendencies!

Day 2 of Punk Week here at The Captain's Vintage features the kings of Crossover Thrash Punk Suicidal Tendencies!  Here is the shirt that we recently acquired which was purchased at a show on the east coast in the 80s!

 Suicidal Tendencies T-shirt

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