80s Token Entry Take a Stand Hardcore Punk t-shirt Large
Chest 20 in.
Length 26.5 in.
Content: Feels like 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: No tag
This awesome vintage band t-shirt is for the New York hardcore band Token Entry. The design shows off an emblem with the words "I take a stand with my brothers for my brothers I'll always be there". The graphic also features the band's logo which is designed to resemble a New York subway sign. This image was used in the artwork for their 1990 album The Weight of the World which was produced by Dr. Know of Bad Brains .
Token Entry was formed in the early 80s in the Queens borough of New York City. They originally called themselves Gilligan's Revenge but the name was changed before the release of their first EP in 1985 titled Ready or Not Here We Come. The band released their first full album in 1987 off Positive Force Records, the same label to release Youth of Today's debut EP. The album, titled From Beneath the Streets, marked the arrival of lead singer Tim Chunks.
Token Entry also helped to get Gorilla Biscuits one of their first gigs back when they were still unnamed. Token Entry needed a name to give promoters so they went with a slang term for the drug quaaludes. Gorilla Biscuits then performed with Token Entry's drummer Ernie Parada and allowed what was only supposed to be a temporary name to stick.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large. This shirt is faded black and there are spots on the back near the bottom, see pics.