Chest 19 in.
Length 28 in.
Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester
Tag Brand: Tee Swing
This vintage Ramones t-shirt has a two sided graphic from two of their first four album releases. The back of the t-shirt is from the cover of The Ramones' fourth studio album Road to Ruin. The 1978 release was under the Sire label in both the United States and in the UK. Road to Ruin was the punk rock bands first recording without original drummer Tommy Ramone and with new drummer Marky Ramone. Tommy left because the band wasn't selling enough albums and because of tour stress. Tommy stuck around for a while to help produce Road to Ruin with Ed Stasium. The original album artwork by Gus MacDonald included Tommy Ramone in the back on the set. On this shirt however, Tommy has been replaced with Marky in the modified version by John Holmstrom. Interestingly enough the seal beneath the album artwork on this shirt still has Tommy Ramone's name and not Marky's.
The front of the t-shirt is a photograph by Ian Dickson of the original four band members in front of the iconic Gabba Gabba Hey poster. Gabba was featured on the American punk rock band's second album Leave Home. The Ramones released the album Leave Home in 1977. The group's second album released three singles, only one of which reached the US Charts. "Pinhead" was the last track on Side 1 of the album. The lyrics "Gabba Gabba Hey" from "Pinhead" became a catchphrase for the Ramones. The full lyrics are "Gabba gabba, we accept you, we accept you, one of us" ending in "Gabba gabba hey, gabba gabba hey!...". The phrase was an allusion to the 1932 Film Freaks which the punk band watched on a day when one of their concerts was canceled. The track is named after a Freaks main character Schlitze who had the disorder commonly known as Pinhead.
There is a small spot on the front. Tag says Large but fits like an Adult Medium.