80s Exploited Mohawk Skull Logo Punk Band t-shirt Large
Chest 21 in.
Length 24.5 in.
Content: Feels like cotton blend
Tag Brand: Unreadable
This awesome vintage punk t-shirt was made in the 80s for the Scottish band the Exploited and the shirt shows off the group's iconic Mohawk-adorned skull logo. The logo is meant to represent lead singer Wattie Buchan and his famous red Mohawk hairstyle. The Exploited emerged on the scene during the late 70s and in 1981 they were signed by the independent record label Secret Records. That year also saw the release of their EP Army Life and their debut album Punks Not Dead.
The Exploited gained a cult following in the 80s, thanks to their music and lyrics that spoke to the United Kingdom's working class punk rockers and skinheads. They toured alongside other hardcore punk bands like Discharge, Anti-Nowhere League, Anti-Pasti, and Chron Gen and released several more albums in the early 80s including Troops of Tomorrow, Let's Start a War, and Horror Epics.
Over time, the band evolved to have a more crossover thrash influenced sound, but they are still remembered as one of the defining bands of the UK 82 movement, a movement which was named for their song "UK 82" off the album Troops of Tomorrow. This style of music was defined by a notably harsh sound as well as lyrics criticizing the Conservative Party government. During the 80s, The Exploited's lyrics targeted Margaret Thatcher the same way American punk rockers denounced Ronald Reagan.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large. This shirt is very soft and thin and the bottom of this shirt has been cut, see pics.