Special Guest: xChipx
Here at Don't Forget the Shirts, some changes are afoot. After the idea of guest posters came to be, my buddy Chip, who runs xStuck in the Pastx, a killer 90s hardcore blog, showed interest in wanting to post his collection. I was very excited to have him on board, and he'll have a weekly guest spot on this blog. His collection is stacked, and he's about to blow my knowledge and shirts out of the water, haha. Here's the first post of many to come.
"I'm honored that Geoff wanted me to write a guest post for his t-shirt blog because to be honest, many people know me as the guy who collects t-shirts. My collection has grown to about 900 shirts and hoodies (total) and it doesnt look like its slowing down.
Going through my collection, I was trying to figure out which to write about and as I was looking I stumbled across this Buried Alive design. I scooped this one up off Ebay back in 2001 I believe right after the band called it quits. Scott Vogel had put the remaining band merch up on Ebay and I think I only paid $5 for it. The front is pretty simple with just the BA and the sideways cross that was part of their logo that Mike Ski designed across the breast pocket. The back has a live picture of Scott over the crowd and the line "Those things that meant so much don't mean a thing to me" below it. The line was from the song "Engraved" from their final release "Last Rites" on Victory Records.
The band apparently had demoed new material for Victory when they chose to break up and Victory released the demos as a full release infuriating the band (they may have been angry but at least we got another Buried Alive record). To the best of my knowledge, this is the last design the band released before they broke up. This was also printed on a black shirt as we as the dark navy you see before you. I'm a big sucker for t-shirts with a live band photo on the back...something about it just captures the energy and feeling of a live show. Not saying I don't enjoy other types of designs but bands if you want to get my attention, live photos are the way to go. Anyway, Buried Alive called it quits and Scott went on to do Terror and Scott Sprigg joined Force of Change. Chances of a reunion are slim and none but I'd fly to Buffalo to see it one more time if it happened.
Big thanks to Geoff for allowing me to write a post for him. Check out my 90s hardcore webzine "Stuck In The Past" at http://xstuckinthepastx.blogspot.com/ for all your 90s hardcore needs."