- Artist Alison Braun
Release # BFLD361
Limited to 300
There aren’t many musical “genres” as timeless, endearing, or impactful as the DIY Hardcore Punk movement that began in the US in the late 70s. Shows, tours, and bands from the 80s era have become the stuff of “I was there” or “I wish I was there” type American folklore.
Alison Braun was, in fact, “there” in a big way. With camera in tow; she began braving seedy, underground LA clubs packed with overanxious, volatile, beautiful bands and fans in 1981. Her photos are historic gems documenting a time when something (Hardcore) that has been overwhelmingly emulated, romanticized, and followed over the past 40 years was still new, and mysterious.
Jello Biafra requires no introduction. If you’re reading this, you already know… If Alison was/ is a miner of “historic gems”, Biafra is the Hope Diamond…. Or the Star Of India… Or the Pearl of Loe Tzu… Or (insert beautiful, famous rock here).
We’re really happy to be working with Alison and (once again) Jello Biafra on a shirt. Here’s what Alison had so say about this photo:
Biafra, Dead Kennedys 12/14/1985. California Theatre, San Diego, CA. I hitched a ride with some friends from Oxnard. We stayed in an actual roach motel that had a stack of 1970 porno mags in the closet. Half of us slept in the van. The show was in incredible, though I couldn’t understand why Jello wore a plastic rain jacket on stage. It was bloody hot. -Alison Braun
LIMITED TO 300. Printed on Canvas Soft Cotton Tees. Ladies sizes run small so take a look at the size Chart.