What: One of many Suede shirts I got that were released during their tour supporting Dog Man Star.
When: I bought it in 1995 when I drove down to see Suede in Atlanta. I left the show with a ton of autographs, having met and hung out with the band backstage (after the show they shared some pizza and Red Stripes).
Why: I've always had a real problem with calling Suede "The London Suede". In fact, I've never called them that and it always bugged me to have to wear a shirt that said just that. Plus, the sheer number of idiots who don't understand the spelling differences between heroin/heroine got to be more than annoying. It didn't help that they stopped making excellent albums around 1997 but the main thing was that the shirt says "London Suede".
Status: I still own the shirt and wear it from time to time around the house and as an undershirt.
Listen: "Heroine" (buy the album Dog Man Star HERE)
Favorite shirts I no longer wear: Joy Division - Unknown Pleasures
Favorite shirts I no longer wear: Rage Against The Machine
12 December 2006