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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!

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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.

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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.)

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"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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arionfrost

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.