70s Grateful Dead Blues for Allah Rock t-shirt Large

Chest 21.5 in.

Length 28 in.

Content: 100% cotton

Tag Brand: Hanes

This classic band tee pays tribute to the Grateful Dead's 1975 album Blues for Allah. It's aged incredibly well, preserving those old school rock vibes with awesome cover art, one hundred percent cotton, a seventies era Hanes tag.

Blues for Allah cover art features the iconic work of award-winning painter Phillip Garris titled "The Fiddler". The dark and broody scene depicts a skeleton perched on ancient rock walls. It's donning sunglasses, a thawb, and a head of frizz while playing the fiddle.

This '75 album marked the end of the rock band's year long hiatus and took on a few unique feats. One includes its place of recording- unlike their previous albums which were produced in commercial studios, Blues for Allah was completely recorded inside their guitarist Bob Weir's home in Mill Valley, California. Another change they made in creating this album was writing songs from scratch, rather than building off material they developed on stage. In short, this album was largely experimental and took on sounds which were out of the norm for the Grateful Dead.

Memorable tracks on Blues for Allah include "Slipknot!", "Franklin's Tower", and "Crazy Fingers". Rolling Stone magazine, Gramophone, and Village Voice critics described these experimental sounds as jazz-rock, semi-country, and reminiscent of Yes or the Strawbs. It appears Deadhead's reception to this release was mixed. Some embraced the new and experimental aspects, while others yearned to hear things they were familiar with. 

Regardless of how this album was received, The Grateful Dead has truly established themselves as rock n roll icons and it's proven in their career achievements. Rolling Stone ranks the band at no.57 on their list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. They've also been awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, got inducted into the famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.

Founding members of Grateful Dead are Jerry Garcia, Bob Weir, Ron "Pigpen" McKernan, Phil Lesh, and Bill Kreutzmann. Their legacy carries a lot of weight thanks to everlasting contributions to rock music, dedicated fans known as Deadheads, and awesome collectibles and memorabilia like this seventies band tee.

Fits like a modern unisex adult large. Several holes, especially at the collar, see pics.


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