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This Shirt Looks Familiar

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Spotted by Kotaku reader Chardyll, his t-shirt isn't for Rockstar's Western Red Dead Redemption. Nope!


Chardyll complemented the customer in his game shop wearing the shirt. "At first, the height of the counter obstructed the big band logo at the bottom of it, so I complemented him on his Red Dead shirt," Chardyll says. "He then informed me it was for a band called 'Silverstein' and he then showed me the logo."

Silverstein is a Canadian post-core band named after Shel Silverstein. The group does not appear to have any connection to Red Dead Redemption. As a group they are not listed on the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack.


The shirt features Red Dead Redemption protagonist John Marston.

Bill Elm and Woody Jackson, who both composed most of the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack, do have a song called "Already Dead". Silverstein also has a song called "Already Dead" from a few years back. Chardyll correctly points out that it sounds nothing like the "Already Dead" in Red Dead Redemption.

The band's shirt is being sold for $15. (Rockstar, meanwhile, has an official Red Dead Redemption flannel shirt.)


"The irony in the story? The guy who was buying the game," Chardyll adds, "the one wearing the shirt? He was buying Red Dead Redemption, and didn't realize there was a connection between his shirt and the game."

Redemption White : Silverstein [Merchnow Thanks, Chardyll!]

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I think its high time for me to say something concerning kotaku's commenting community:

Stop being such music Nazis.

It's fine if you don't like Disturbed, or Rick Astley, or Silverstein. But don't go online and proclaim your hatred for them, or for a genre of music. It only makes you look stupid and close minded.

There's a reason they make music for a living, and you don't.

Sitting in front a computer while commenting on a video game blog does not qualify you to make generalized judgments on what music sucks, and what music is good. Musical tastes vary: you might like lady gaga, or Jay-Z, or the genre of SKA. I don't care for these artists or genre's, but it's not my place to say whether this music sucks or not.

Lastly, for the record: Rick Astley probably got more sex in 1987 than you will get in your entire lives.