80s D.O.A. We Come in Peace 1983 Tour Punk t-shirt Small
Chest 16.5 in.
Length 23.5 in.
Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester
Tag Brand: Somatex
This awesome double-sided tee is for the Canadian punk band, D.O.A. and the shirt celebrates the group's 1983 tour. Along with groups like Black Flag, Dead Kennedys, and Bad Brains, D.O.A. is considered to be among the pioneers of hardcore punk. In fact, many people believe the band's album Hardcore '81 may be one of the earliest instances of the use of the word hardcore, to describe the second wave of American punk rock.
The band didn't put out any new material in 1983, but they had released an EP the year prior titled, War on 45. This EP included the songs "Liar for Hire", "I'm Right, You're Wrong", "Class Wars", and "War in the East". Much of the album was a prime example of the band's outspoken, political lyrics. D.O.A. has gained a reputation for promoting ideas of anti-racism, anti-globalization, freedom of speech, and environmentalism through their music. This shirt features a back graphic that satirically says, "we come in peace" beneath the image of a hand holding a revolver.
Fits like a modern unisex adult small. Holes on left shoulder when wearing and a spot on the front near the hem, see pics.