Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Every Shirt XXXVII: Primordial

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shirt: Primordial
size: XL (EU)
vintage: 2009
provenance: band

Though the shirt is clearly of European origin (you can check the tags for this), this one was picked up on the first date of Primordial's first real US tour, which has been quite a while in coming. The silver print used on this, as well as the other option (which had tour dates on it, but a less compelling front), recalls CNV's recent shirts, which will be gotten to later. Put this up to a harmonic convergence if you like, but the two bands would be really well-matched to tour with each other -- as long as both sides were kept under heavy guard to prevent factional hooliganism. Politically, the two are mirrors set fairly close together, but the whole England-fanboy/Irish-nationalist thing kind of fucks everything up.

It is nowhere stated, but highly likely, that the warrior figure with the oddly-barbed spear on the front of this shirt is Cuchulainn, which may make the "where is the fighting man" quote (excerpted from "Empire Falls") on the back just subtly political, at least for unreconstructed 26+6=1ers like me.

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