80s Token Entry NYHC Punk Band Subway Logo t-shirt Large
Chest 20.5 in.
Length 27 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: No tag
This sweet vintage band tee is for New York hardcore band Token Entry. It shows off their logo which is designed to resemble a New York subway sign. The band formed in the early 80s in the Queens borough of New York City. They originally called themselves Gilligan's Revenge but the name was changed before the release of their first EP in 1985 titled Ready or Not Here We Come. The band released their first full album in 1987 off Positive Force Records, the same label to release Youth of Today's debut EP. The album, titled From Beneath the Streets, marked the arrival of lead singer Tim Chunks.
Around that same time, Token Entry helped to get Gorilla Biscuits one of their first gigs. The band was still unnamed at the time, but Token Entry needed a name to give promoters. They went with a slang term for the drug quaaludes. Gorilla Biscuits performed with Token Entry's drummer Ernie Parada and allowed what was only supposed to be a temporary name to stick.
Token Entry produced two other full albums from the late 80s into the early 90s, Jaybird and The Weight of the World. Both albums were produced by Bad Brains guitarist, Dr. Know which helped to give them a more funk laden sound.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large. This shirt is distressed with repairs and holes throughout.