Chest 19.5 in.
Length 26.5 in.
Content: Feels like 100% Cotton
Tag Brand: Giant
This awesome vintage t-shirt is for the punk band Social Distortion and it features a black and white pin up girl portrait with the words “trapped by the pitfalls of sin since ’79”. The band originally emerged on the California punk scene as a hardcore band and they released their debut album, Mommy’s Little Monster in 1983. After that the group took a short hiatus while, frontman Mike Ness worked to get control over his drug addiction. When the band reemerged in the late 80s with the album Prison Bound, they started incorporating more of a country, blues, and rockabilly influence into their sound.
This shirt is from the 90s, which kicked off with the release of their self-titled third album. Released by Epic Records, this was the first album that wasn’t financed by the band themselves. The album became one of the their most memorable releases and it was the first of their records to make it onto the Billboard 200. Some highlights from it included “Ball and Chain”, “Story of My Life”, and a cover of Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire”. Since then, it has become customary for Social Distortion to close out their live concerts with their version of “Ring of Fire”.
Fits like a modern unisex adult medium. The neck and sleeves are cut, see pics.