80s Minutemen Project Mersh Alive 85 Tour Punk t-shirt Medium
Chest 19.5 in.
Length 21 in.
Content: Feels like cotton blend
Tag Brand: no tag
This amazing vintage tee is for the American punk rock trio Minutemen from their Mersh Alive '85 Tour. The tour was to help promote the band's album Project Mersh. The album was designed to be an ironic attempt at a more commercial recording for the band, as opposed to their usual "econo" method. Unlike previous recordings all the songs surpassed the two-minute mark, and included verses, choruses, hooks, and fades. The album actually only sold half as much as their previous release Double Nickels on the Dime, mostly as a result of the underground community rejecting such a commercial album. It was the last album to be released by the band before singer D. Boon's death.
Minutemen were noted in the California punk scene for their philosophy of "jamming econo". The band was heavily influenced by groups like Wire, The Urinals, Gang of Four, The Pop Group, and Richard Hell & the Vocaloids. They were members of the hardcore punk scene but they became known for hybridizing their music with other styles such as jazz, funk, and acid rock. After the death of D. Boon, remaining members George Hurley and Mike Watt considered quitting music but they were encouraged by fans and fellow artists alike to continue on. They formed Firehose in 1986 and also pursued various solo projects.
Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. The collar and sleeves have been cut. There is a small spot, see pics.