Let’s see… things I am and am not a fan of: The UK anarcho-punk band Crass? Yes, I am a fan. NASCAR? No, but my parents seem to like it quite a bit. The fetishization of the Confederate flag? Nope, not a fan. Mashups? Not generally, but...
I guess every now and then there’s a mashup that is so exceedingly clever or well-done that it gets a pass based on those merits.
The CRASSCAR shirt is not one of those.
Still, though… I have to admit, this thing did make me chuckle. Quite a bit, actually. It’s like “who is the audience for this?”
This shirt with the Crass logo done in a confederate flag style with the stencil lettering (based on lyrics from Crass’ “Reality Asylum”) “Earnhardt died for his sins, not mine” is certain to piss off both racing fans AND peacepunks alike.
I guess that’s why I sort of love it. It’s just obnoxiously wrong on every level.
The design is by artist Cody Hardin who specializes in provocative, some might say “offensive” artwork.
The shirts are available from Scummy Tees for $25.00, should you think wearing one of these is a good idea.
Somehow this rather terrible country cover of Crass’ “Do They Owe Us a Living” by a couple of hipsters seems relevant: