80s Grateful Dead Mouse Kelley Strange Trip t-shirt Medium
Chest 18 in.
Length 26.5 in.
Content: Cotton Blend
Tag Brand: Screen Stars
Deadheads will love this incredible vintage Grateful Dead t-shirt from 1981! This awesome t-shirt commemorates the Grateful Dead's second compilation album What a Long Strange Trip It's Been and features an absolutely stunning graphic designed by the iconic artists Stanley Mouse and Alton Kelley.
What A Long Strange Trip It's Been pulls it's name from the lyrics of the band's famous song "Truckin'". It was released by Warner Bros. Records on August 18, 1977. The album is a two-record set, with the first album being mostly studio tracks and the second being all live performances. Strange Trip successfully reached platinum status when it was later released as a CD in 1989.
Artists Stanley George Miller "Mouse" and Alton Kelley were two of the five artists from the 1960s that founded the Berkeley Bonaparte distribution agency where they designed and produced psychedelic poster art. Between the two of them, the artists have created numerous designs for the Grateful Dead. One design which stands out is Bertha, the skeleton with a crown of roses that appeared on the band's self-titled live album in 1971. Kelley designed Bertha based off a drawing by illustrator Edward Sullivan and the image has since been featured on a lot of the band's merchandise.
The Grateful Dead started their iconic career all the way back in 1965, and since then they have been ranked by Rolling Stone at number 57 on their list of the 100 Greatest Bands of All Time. They've also been awarded the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, got inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and had their music placed in the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress.
Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. Feels like a cotton blend.