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The Sound of Detroit series celebrates the incredibly fertile musical culture of Detroit, laying claim to some of the boldest and most vibrant pioneers in music’s history. In the second edition of the series Carhartt WIP pays a homage to Rhythim is Rhythim, Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit, Eddie Hazel, and The Gories.
To accompany it we will introduce each T-Shirt with a little text about the record whose cover is printed on it. Here comes the short story of the compilation Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit – (Sympathy for the Record Industry, 2001), written by Alex Chase:
As a snapshot of Detroit's garage rock scene at the turn of the millennium, Sympathetic Sounds of Detroit cannot be beaten. The fact that it was wholly produced by Jack White and recorded in the basement of his house should be enough to make Garage rock and White Stripes fans buy this record on sight. Sympathetic Sounds... features the cream of local talent, such as The Dirtbombs, The Von Bondies, and The Detroit Cobras, and it was both a calling card and a middle-finger to the record industry. Jack White showed how far from the action local artists felt when he wrote scornfully in the liner notes,“no suit from LA or New York is going to travel to Detroit to hand out business cards.” The artwork shows the impressive Detroit skyline before its decay in the late 20th century.
The T-Shirts are available at Carhartt WIP stores, online, and in selected retailers around the world.