Saturday, October 11, 2008

new shirt


Intolerant society rears it's ugly face
you're turning your native music into a homophobic disgrace
the gay ones, the straight ones, the white tan yellow and black
gay rude boys and girls, we're gonna take that dancehall back
we'll take it back!
because without respect there's gonna be nothing left

ah leftover crack. one of my favourite bands for the past eight years.
this shirt is amazing, not only is a great message, but also because it's going to freak people out.
(as if i didn't get enough odd looks for wearing pink shirts, omg, right?!?!)
one of the reasons i've always loved the band is their use of shock to get attention.
here are some of their other shirts:

and let us not forget the cover of their amazing album from 2004:

the shirt obviously wasn't just created for shock value though (they do tend to have reasons behind their shenanigans)
in fact i'm fairly certain this shirt was created in response to proposition 8 in california.

as you can read in this interview the song was written in response to homophobic tendencies over at hell cat records. which is really fucking disappointing.
i did always wonder about the op. ivy references, so while "lint" may be a homophobic disgrace, i'd like to think jesse michaels would be better than that.

it's great that leftover crack tackles this issue, as it's something most people won't touch.
there's so much ignorance out there, i can't express how sick it makes me that using "gay" as an insult is generally accepted and embraced in our society.
here's a great article about the book "guyland: the perlious world were boys become men"
deals with issues of manhood and how society views being gay and not masculine.
great band, fun shirt, and a hope for a better tomorrow.

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