Here's a post that's bound to get me in trouble.
Look, I'll be the first to admit that I have a lot of hang-ups about rock t-shirts, notably that I'm of the considered opinion that unless you're a genuine fan of the band in question, YOU SHOULDN'T BE WEARING THEIR GODDAMN SHIRT. This may or may not be one of those instances.
I should point out at this stage of the proceedings that I've never met Adam Duritz. I don't know him. We've never exchanged words. For all I know, despite suspicions based on his tonsorial choices and personal opinions about the music of Counting Crows, Adam Duritz may be an intelligent, thoughtful and generous individual with a deep propensity for kindness towards his fellow man. He also might have a great sense of humor.
Furthermore, for all I know, Adam Duritz may very well be a tremendous fan of all the bands he's emblazoning on his chest below, but that's not the point.
Based on the fact that is own music is SO FLATLY INDEFENSIBLE, I reallly, really want him to stop wearing t-shirts of artists I admire.
I don't care if he could earnestly croon a faithful-to-the-last-detail a cappela replication of Night of the Living Dead Boys, he needs to STOP WEARING THEIR DAMN T-SHIRT!!!
I just want him to stop. Now. Please.
Let's review, shall we?
The Dead Boys:
The Velvet Underground:
Seriously, Adam, JUST CUT IT OUT!!!!