Token Entry

“NYC Launch Sesh”

  • Category
  • Release # BFLD164
  • Limited to 300
  • Size Chart (Gildan/Bella) Clear
  • Product Description

    Back in ‘87 any band associated with 7SECONDS was likely a band I was going to be interested in. Virtually everything Kevin Seconds put out on his label Positive Force was worth my saved lunch money. I always enjoyed the releases, and some I loved. That was the case with TOKEN ENTRY’s “From Beneath the Streets” album. Catchy, positive, but still hard edged, TOKEN ENTRY hit all the right spots. If that album had been put out on Revelation Records, it would have been a massive pillar of New York’s hardcore pride. As it was, the band played a ton in New York and managed to equal (if not top) the greatness of “FBTS” with their second album”Jaybird””. That sophomore slump was not to be applied, and it solidified with me the greatness of TOKEN ENTRY. Sadly the band broke up, reformed and squeezed out the mixed bag that was “Weight of the World”. Almost immediately afterwards the band spilt and that was that. Singer Timmy Chunks and I became friends over he years hanging backstage together and it seemed like a natural to ask if he’d like to do a shirt with Bifocal. With Timmy onboard and Ernie’s quick approval it was a go. This shirt pays tribute to the bands humble late 80’s beginnings street skating outside of CBGB. If you know the 80’s, you get it. I’m not gonna say it was a simpler time, I’m gonna say it was a time that was great time, and I hope this shirt does the band justice. Impress your hardcore pals by honoring one of the finest bands New York has given us, TOKEN ENTRY! -Chris Shary

    LIMITED TO 300. Ladies’ shirts are printed on Bella Favorite Ts. Ladies’ tees run small!