Whether you are genuinely a fan of the band, liked the t-shirt or just want to be 'cool', the band t-shirt has been an essential in so many wardrobes, for a long time now...
The band t-shirt is also a great way for up and coming artists to make extra much needed revenue, with bands like Nirvana famously relying on t-shirt sales to make it home from gigs when they started touring.
The seemingly innocuous t-shirt has been causing a stir in recent news, with a print on a Disney t-shirt baring an uncanny resemblance to the album cover of Joy Divisions 'Unknown Pleasures.'
Members of Joy Division have spoken out both against and in favour of the t-shirt. Drummer Stephen Morris has said “I was quite angry when I first saw it. No one asked us. They’re trading off the band and our album cover. I don’t like the design at all. It’s horrible.”
While bassist Peter Hook is said to be “very flattered” about the use of the bands album artwork.
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