“Learn To Help Yourself”

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    I graduated from high school in 1993. Some of the primary sounds of this era (for me) included Dinosaur Jr, Jane’s Addiction, Sebadoh, Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, Descendents, and Boston, MA’s The Lemonheads. Evan Dando’s voice and song writing managed to funnel all the wonder, pain, and optimism of my late youth into a sound that takes me back to first kisses, jealous fits, heart break, and optimistic excitement regarding the world and my place in it. It was a strange time to be an “alternative” kid. Nirvana had just happened and (all of a sudden) preps, rednecks, and jocks were hip to “Grunge” and “moshing”… Folks who had been totally brutal toward the “weird kids” were talking about stage diving at Lollapalooza and inviting people with blue hair to their parties. Hearing “It’s a Shame About Ray” or “Hate Your Friends” makes me think of record stores and news stands full of magazines. It makes me miss the fear and excitement of driving to the Cat’s Cradle to see bands as a kid. It even makes me sentimental  for the annoyingly British sound of Dave Kendall’s voice at 1:30 am, introducing the latest tune by Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, or The The, or…The Lemonheads.

    This image is from an old Cat’s Cradle poster that Ron Liberti hand screened for a Lemonheads show. We’re proud to offer it on a Canvas 3001 soft cotton shirt. We hope you love it as much as we do. -Charles Cardello.