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Old 17-07-2013, 19:46
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Just recently I have noticed shops such as peacocks, primark are selling t-shirts with bands like The Ramones, Guns n Roses, Motorhead and Rolling Stones. Then I see people wearing this stuff as they like the design and it really gets on my tits , I just don't think you should wear a band if you aren't into them, and before anyone asks how do I know they aren't, some come into where I work and I ask them and they say 'I just liked the top' grrrrrrrrrrr
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Old 17-07-2013, 19:53
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I have a Rolling Stones tshirt and I haven't heard any of their music.
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Old 17-07-2013, 19:56
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I have a Rolling Stones tshirt and I haven't heard any of their music.
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Old 17-07-2013, 20:30
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It's a real pet hate of mine, OP. I don't understand why someone would wear a band t-shirt if they're not into them.
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Old 17-07-2013, 20:36
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It's a real pet hate of mine, OP. I don't understand why someone would wear a band t-shirt if they're not into them.
I think sometimes people genuinely don't realise - you can get T-shirts with all sorts of things on in places like Primark or Topshop, so if you don't know the band it might not always be obvious. But yes I agree, if you know the band and don't like/know their music, it seems a bit stupid to wear their T-shirts.
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Old 17-07-2013, 20:36
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It's a real pet hate of mine, OP. I don't understand why someone would wear a band t-shirt if they're not into them.
Thanks, thought I was the only one.

To me its a way of recognising like minded souls, you see someone in say a Metallica t-shirt and you know you are on the same wavelength musically and you can strike up a chat
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Old 17-07-2013, 20:50
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One Direction & The Wanted are clear culprits of this... it's marketing. Wearing a Pink Floyd T-Shirt because they want to be seen as "cool".


But instead, they'll always be the crappy, manufactured pile of sh*t boybands that will be forgotten and laughed at in years to come.

And anyone who listens to them has no right an opinion on any music.
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Old 17-07-2013, 20:55
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One Direction & The Wanted are clear culprits of this... it's marketing. Wearing a Pink Floyd T-Shirt because they want to be seen as "cool".


But instead, they'll always be the crappy, manufactured pile of sh*t boybands that will be forgotten and laughed at in years to come.

And anyone who listens to them has no right an opinion on any music.
You don't like One Direction and The Wanted then I take it
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Old 17-07-2013, 21:20
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River Island went through a phase of selling Rihanna t-shirts before and it used to annoy me all the people wearing them who never heard a Rihanna song before
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Old 17-07-2013, 21:20
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I'd rather people wear a t-shirt of a band than one of those annoying "rock chick" or "punk girl" tops.

Here's a clue, if you have to wear a t-shirt with rock or punk on, you are not.

That said, not much you can do about it. People can wear what they like.
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Old 17-07-2013, 21:26
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I only have a select few band t-shirts as I only wear the ones I really like/am into which are:

The Killers/Brandon Flowers
Guns & Roses
Alicia Keys
Florence +The Machine
Rolling Stones
Jimi Hendrix

Would love a Bon Jovi or Lenny Kravitz one as I'm a big fan, hopefuly I can get to a gig of either in the future a get a souvenir one
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Old 18-07-2013, 00:27
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River Island went through a phase of selling Rihanna t-shirts before and it used to annoy me all the people wearing them who never heard a Rihanna song before
Is this a joke post?
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Old 18-07-2013, 01:14
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This is was of those little things that I have noticed over time.
Good thread!

It does show how commercial music has become. Certain artists have become fashion items almost. It does not matter if you like their music. It was never like this not so long ago.
The music industry has devalued.

I own a couple of t shirts of my favourite artists. Never really worn them though!
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Old 18-07-2013, 01:38
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Is this a joke post?
No River Island definitely stocked Rihanna t-shirts at one point...I think they had GaGa ones too
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Old 18-07-2013, 06:09
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No River Island definitely stocked Rihanna t-shirts at one point...I think they had GaGa ones too
I didn't mean it as a joke that way.

- who hasn't heard of Rihanna? (Even less I feel when you add in the 'shops at river island' qualifier).

- No ones going for 'cool' wearing a Rihanna T-Shirt, your more likely to get laughed at, unless your a child.
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Old 18-07-2013, 08:12
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River Island went through a phase of selling Rihanna t-shirts before and it used to annoy me all the people wearing them who never heard a Rihanna song before
To be honest you have picked the wrong example there. The sort of people going into River Island are BOUND to know and have heard loads of Rihanna songs. In fact EVERYONE has heard plenty of her songs as she releases 1 every month
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Old 18-07-2013, 08:15
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But then out of everyone who wears a Che Guevara t shirt, how many of them are actually members of The Tooting Popular Front
It doesnt really matter.
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Old 18-07-2013, 13:59
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I tend to buy t-shirts when I go to gigs but I have bought them from places such as Primark for example a Debbie Harry one but only ones of bands/artists who I listen to. I went a few weeks ago and saw The Ramones shirts, I did like the look of them but as I've never listened to the band I would never dream of buying it, I would be quite stupid if I bought the shirt, then later listened to the music and found out I didn't like what I heard.
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Old 18-07-2013, 16:11
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River Island went through a phase of selling Rihanna t-shirts before and it used to annoy me all the people wearing them who never heard a Rihanna song before
How can people have never heard a Rihanna song?

Or were the people wearing the clothes 60 year old blokes or something?
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Old 18-07-2013, 16:15
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Some idiot asked me about my Led Zeppelin top 'Do you like their music or did you just like the top..?'Are you F^&*ing kidding me?
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Old 18-07-2013, 16:18
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a ramones t shirt would be the last band t shirt i would wear as it's probably the most common band t shirt worn by people that couldn't name a single track by the band. the number of times in a bar i've asked someone with a ramones t shirt on what their favourite track is and they don't have a clue and end up looking a right dick in front of their mates. the ones that have the back writing are pretty horrible designs, the ones with "hey ho..." on them. the classic logo looks good but with primark selling them for 3 to kids that don't have a clue and even adults who don't have a clue, it's the last thing i'd want to be grouped with
the stones and guns n roses are common too, but i'd expect most people to know some stones songs, and at least a couple of GnR tracks like sweet child o mine, but literally yesterday i saw a couple of girls out the window who must have been about 13 and one wearing a GnR t shirt and the other a jack daniels t, and i did wonder if they had a clue about what they were representing.

i do have an absolutely huge t shirt collection, i used to get new band t shirts every week and because i got so many they weren't worn often so most are still in almost new condition. i have a nice selection of rare shirts to wear at gigs knowing no-one else is ever going to have a local crew t shirt from 1987 or security t shirt from 93. problem is with a lot of the vintage shirts is the sizes back then were much smaller than they are now
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Old 18-07-2013, 16:18
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It could easily lead to awkward conversation...

"Oh, I see you're a Ramone's fan. What's your favourite song? Mine is Sheena Is a Punk Rocker"

"..."
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Old 18-07-2013, 16:21
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You don't like One Direction and The Wanted then I take it
You picked up on the subtle hints the poster was dropping then ..

How could you possibly know The Wanted and 1D aren't fans of Pink Floyd?! Just because they don't produce that style of music doesn't mean they aren't fans of it?!

As for me not having a right to an opinion because I like The Wanted, what absolute rubbish.. I'm also a big fan of Queen, Rolling Stones, Oasis so I don't just listen to boyband music
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Old 18-07-2013, 17:34
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I just ask them what their favourite song is, or fave b-side. Usually ends in them admitting they only bought it cos "it looked nice." Also, 9 out of 10 times they're female.
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Old 18-07-2013, 17:40
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How could you possibly know The Wanted and 1D aren't fans of Pink Floyd?! Just because they don't produce that style of music doesn't mean they aren't fans of it?!
Do have a link to an interview where they wax lyrical about The Floyd, and also go into detail about which Floyd albums inspired their work?
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