Release # BFLD301
Limited to 300
In 1987, Montreal’s Doughboys released their debut album “Whatever.” The album is melodic and powerful, with a production that is raw and heavily drenched in guitars. Backing vocals add tremendous energy, with no better example than in the song No Holiday (From Living). When No Holiday hits its high points, the guitars compete with backing vocals, causing a loudness that’s like candy for the ears. I sometimes listen to it repeatedly to get my fix of this brilliant song.
When I spoke with John Kastner about doing a Doughboys shirt with Bifocal Media, he mentioned a shirt that the band sold during their first tour. It featured a giant skeleton (by famed and beloved artist Michael Roman) biting into the roof of a building. It’s an image with plenty of personality and a whimsical charm. It was used for show posters, which made it a big part of Doughboys early identity. I took the image from an old photocopied poster, traced it, and inked it. I drew the lettering in the same style, and tried to give it some pop with some purple that fades to black. I’m happy to bring a classic design back to life, and get some ’87 Doughboys style back on the streets. -John Burwood
LIMITED TO 300. Printed on Canvas soft cotton tees. Ladies tees printed in Bella Canvas “Favorite Tees”. Ladies’ sizes run small.