80s Dirty Rotten Imbeciles DRI Crossover Punk t-shirt Medium

Chest 18 in.

Length 22 in.

Content: Feels like cotton blend

Tag Brand: No Tag

This vintage rock t-shirt is for the band D.R.I. also known as Dirty Rotten Imbeciles. The graphic on the front is derived from the cover of their 1987 album Crossover. The album's title helped to coin the name for the genre of "crossover thrash". The band is known for their integration of hardcore punk roots with thrash metal influences, and D.R.I are considered crossover thrash pioneers alongside Adrenline O.D.

D.R.I. was founded in 1982, originally consisting of Spike Cassidy, Kurt Brecht, Eric Brecht, and Dennis Johnson. In the early days, they practiced at the home of the Brecht brothers, and gained inspirations for their name from complaints over the noise made by the boys' father. By 1983, the group found themselves touring alongside the Dead Kennedys on the "Rock Against Reagan Tour". As their style transitioned from thrashcore more to thrash metal, their songs got longer, slower, and more complex while their fanbase became an interesting mix of punks, skinheads, and metal heads. They followed Crossover with the 1988 album 4 of a Kind.  

Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. This shirt has cut sleeves and a cut neck.


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