Monday, July 13, 2009

Every Shirt CVI: Composted

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shirt: Composted - SLAMbulance
size: XL (US)
vintage: 2009
provenance: band

Also acquired Friday, this is a shirt that really has to be seen full size to be appreciated, from a band that kind of has to be seen live to be fully grokked. For slam-death to give rise to a band like Composted, who are intentionally self-parodying as well as delivering quality slam, the genre has to be unintentionally self-parodying, to the point where people wonder if New Yorkment is actually a real band and don't get Composted's joke when they dress up in flat-brimmed hats, which may lead people to mistaken conclusions about the band, if all they've got is the music....until they see pictures from one of their gigs featuring otherwise normal Boston metalheads beating an inflatable plastic fish to death.

It may be difficult to see on the first pass, particularly because your attention's drawn to the SLAMbulance!!!1! and the Icy Hot Stuntaz just under the logo,but this dood is lurking in the background in the lower right (of the shirt, lower left of the image). No Pedobear, but there is a wicked lot of LOL INTERNETS on this shirt, even to the point, debatably, of this as a WYSIYWSB moment.

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