90s Sonic Youth Goo Raymond Pettibon Grub t-shirt Large
Chest 21.5 in.
Length 27 in.
Content: 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Stedman
This amazing vintage shirt honors the noise rock band, Sonic Youth and their sixth studio album, Goo, which was released in 1990. This double-sided tee features the artwork of accomplished punk rock artist, Raymond Pettibon, also known as Raymond Ginn. Pettibon was the brother of Greg Ginn, guitarist, songwriter, and founder of the influential California hardcore band Black Flag, and Pettibon was not only responsible for suggesting the band's name, but he also designed Black Flag's now iconic logo and much of their early promotional artwork.
Pettibon grew into a well-known contemporary art figure, and he attracted the attention of Sonic Youth bassist, Kim Gordon, which eventually led to him designing the cover art for their album, Goo. Originally he sketched up an image of Hollywood legend, Joan Crawford, but the band instead chose a drawing of a British mod couple modeled after two witnesses from the Moors Murders trial. While the cover has since become an iconic image associated with the album, this shirt depicts an entirely different Pettibon drawing that involves the caption, "We don't like the grub in here". This 1984 pen and ink drawing is an incredibly rare print to find on a Sonic Youth t-shirt.
Goo wound up becoming Sonic Youth's highest charting album, peaking at the number 96 spot on the Billboard 200. Despite never receiving much radio play, the album has been considered a seminal release for the alternative rock genre, and it even made it onto Rolling Stones' list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Singles off the record included, "Disappear", "Dirty Boots", and "Kool Thing", the last of which was a collaboration created with Public Enemy's Chuck D.
Fits like a modern unisex adult large. This is a rare, original print.