80s Anthrax I'm the Man 1987 Rap Metal t-shirt Large
Chest 20.5 in.
Length 25 in.
Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester
Tag Brand: Spring Ford
This sweet double-sided rock tee celebrates the second EP from the American metal band Anthrax. The EP, titled I'm the Man, was released in 1987 and produced by the band with the help of Eddie Kramer and Paul Hammingson. The title track was a novelty song meant to parody the style of the Beastie Boys, and it is often considered to be one of the first rap metal songs ever released. The song's main guitar riff is based off the Jewish folk song "Hava Nagila" and it takes several samples from sources like the Rodney Dangerfield movie Easy Money, the Metallica song "Master of Puppets", and the Run-DMC song "You Talk too Much".
I'm the Man was released during the band's Joey Belladonna era. The singer first joined the group in 1985 and he made his debut with them on the EP Armed and Dangerous. The same year that I'm the Man was released, Anthrax also released the studio album Among the Living. They also went on a European tour with Metallica and Metal Church, and an international tour with Testament. They would later be invited to MTV's Headbangers Ball Tour, and MTV even ended up sponsoring a contest where the winner's home would be trashed by the band.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large