June 20, 2011

Trivial Info, Paraphernalia, Badges, and Regalia


Interpunk is doing a couple of MTX shirts. It has been quite a while since any shirts have been available commercially, so this is, by any conceivable measure, a big, big deal.

We tried making Love is Dead shirts once before. They were supposed to be the tour shirt for the ill-fated Euro-tour with Green Day in 1996, the sole piece of merchandise we were allowed to sell at the merch stands. As it happened though, there was a two-week delay in the delivery of the shirts. And as it also happened, the tour was cancelled after just about exactly two weeks of shows. The result was that these shirts were only available for sale to the public on a single night, in Berlin, on what turned out to be the final date of the tour.

If I remember this correctly, we sold exactly three of them that night. And what's more, we met all three purchasers, three German girls, the next day when we were scrambling around the streets of Berlin looking for our equipment. They were nice. The rest of those shirts had to be destroyed because we couldn't afford to pay to have them shipped back.

Anyway, now they're back baby.

They're also doing a variation on the semi-classic MTX Songs about Girls design, white on red with black lettering underneath.

Check 'em out and buy some. If they do well, we may be able to do an additional design or two.

Posted by Dr. Frank at June 20, 2011 08:49 PM | TrackBack

My favorite MTX shirt is still the grey one I have with the '...and the women who love them' print. Favorite MTX concert moment was in Leiden, the Netherlands (I think), where you played Ba Ba Ba Ba Ba twice! Good times :).

Posted by: Arjan van Geel at June 20, 2011 11:33 PM

Seriously... I've been waiting for this since the album came out. Thank you.. Pre-ordered for sure.

Posted by: Ryan Hughes at June 21, 2011 12:13 AM


Posted by: katie at June 21, 2011 12:24 AM

Ordered and shipping tomorrow. This is sure to impress the moms at my son's Little League games.

Posted by: Trey at June 24, 2011 01:57 AM

Got my Love is Dead shirt today. (XL to accommodate my expanding gut.) I love it!

Posted by: Cpt. at June 24, 2011 04:00 AM

I want to support you, but am I too old to wear a punk t-shirt?

Posted by: josh at June 24, 2011 11:44 AM

I don't know, Josh, I'm wearing one. I think it's okay if it has no, or at least very few, skulls on it.

Posted by: Dr. Frank at June 24, 2011 03:48 PM