80s Motley Crue Allister Fiend Theatre of Pain t-shirt Small
Chest 17 in.
Length 25.5 in.
Content: 50/50 Cotton/Polyester
Tag Brand: The Knits
This amazing vintage concert tee is for the heavy metal band Motley Crue and comes from their Theatre of Pain Wold Tour in 1985-1986. The shirt features a rad image of band mascot Allister Fiend, who was created by bassist Nikki Sixx. The Theatre of Pain Tour was launched to promote the band's third album of the same name. Many considered this album to mark the band's transition away from the more heavy metal sound of their previous records Too Fast for Love and Shout at the Devil. Theatre of Pain instead took the band into a more glam metal direction.
The album included the band's first Top 20 hit, "Smokin' in the Boys Room" as well as the power ballad "Home Sweet Home". Although fans criticized the inclusion of a ballad, taking it as a sign the band had "wussed out", the video for "Smokin' in the Boy's Room" was an immediate hit on MTV. It featured horror actor Michael Berryman who appeared in Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes and also garnered criticism from Tipper Gore, leader of the Parents Music Resource Center group. Gore thought Motley Crue was a bad influence on American youth.
Fits like a modern unisex adult small. This shirt is distressed. It is very soft and thin with some holes, see pics.