“Madness And Death Skateboard”
- Artist Abe Brennan
Release # BFLD423
Limited to 100
For our 2nd NOMEANSNO skate deck, we’re happy to present Mr. Happy starring in “Madness And Death”. We took our sweet time with this one and I’m super happy with how these turned out. Here’s what Abe had to say about the band and this design:
For this design, I took a shot at Mr. Happy (aka Wrong), as imagined by John Yates. Originally I was thinking I’d reproduce the album cover, but then Charles got his hands on it, and now we have Mr. Madness and Death himself, floating in a sea of black (fitting), on a scaffold of hand-drawn logos. Creepy? Absolutely. I remember when Why Do They Call Me Mr. Happy? came out—I’d heard Andy wasn’t in the band anymore, and I was worried about it. The chemistry of the three of them was perfect. How could they do this to us? As it turns out, my fears were misplaced. It wasn’t the same, exactly—and I would miss Andy’s jagged and innovative guitar playing and his scathing vocals—but it was just as good. John and Rob, who cut their teeth as a two piece, delivered a dark, propulsive, captivating record that served as a bridge between the two main eras of the band. Then Tom joined, and the transition was complete. The mastery continued. Until it stopped. I miss seeing them live. I miss playing shows with them. But what I don’t miss is their music. It’s in my ears all the time. Still. To this day. —Abe Brennan
NOW SHIPPING. LIMITED TO 100 8.25 HAND CUT, SCREEN PRINTED, SIGNED (By Abe Brennan), AND NUMBERED PRINTS.