Thursday, October 24, 2013

Countdown to Halloween!

Only 7 Days till Fright Night, and we are counting down each day with a scary R. Crumb cover from "Weirdo" comics.

Today's cover is Weirdo No. 8 illustrated by Robert Crumb in the summer of 1983. At that time Crumb was also the editor of the comic anthology which was published by Last Gasp.

The subject appears to be on his last nerve.

Who's Afraid of Robert Crumb?

Just in time for Halloween, we have added this great R. Crumb self portrait to our t-shirt collection. You can sport this image of R. "Harmless Nut" Crumb in both long and short sleeve tees, or if you need a bit more cover we have it available now in our cozy hooded sweatshirts as well.

Don't be Afraid, Relax, just gaze into Crumb's third eye and Open Your Mind....and enjoy 15% off this new offering available exclusively at Keep On Truckin' Apparel.
Sale ends October 31, 2013.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Janis Joplin "Ball & Chain" T-shirts on Sale Now!

Ball and Chain was written and originally recorded by American blues songstress Willie Mae Thornton aka Big Mama. Janis Joplin who frequently paid homage to Thornton as one of her musical influences later went on to record several live versions of the twelve-bar blues song. One of those live performances was at the Monterey Pop Festival in 1967. Janis was backed by Big Brother & The Holding Company band mates, and this gutzy rendition of the classic was heralded as one of Joplin's best performances of her all to short career.

Now part of our Cheap Thrills T-shirt collection. The Ball & Chain image was pulled from the "Cheap Thrills" album cover done in 1968 by R. Crumb.And this week you'll find all our Ball & Chain blues t-shirts on Sale, Now through 10-13-13. We have Men's long and short sleeve tees as well as Women's relaxed organic t-shirts as well as fitted tees. Or maybe you'd prefer a Ball & Chain Hoodie---those are on Sale too! Your 15% discount will be applied at checkout.

A Keep On Truckin' Apparel exclusive.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

New Album Release "Take a Look at that Baby!" features R. Crumb Art

Over the years since doing his first cover art work in 1968 for the "Cheap Thrills" album featuring Janis Joplin and Big Brother and the Holding Company, Robert Crumb has gone on to draw hundreds of record covers for both new artist and largely forgotten masters.

Women's Tank - Drunken Barrel House Blues 
Recently R. Crumb has collaborated with his friends and fellow musicians; Eden Brower & John Heneghan of East River String Band fame, in the creation of their last four LP/CD covers which include Some Cold Rainy Day, Be Kind To A Man When He's Down, Drunken Barrel House Blues and coming out later this month the new Take A Look At That Baby.

All of these covers as well as many others done by Crumb, for Yazoo, Barrel House and Blue Goose Records, can be found in our new Record Cover Collection of Men's and Women's T-shirts exclusively at Keep On Truckin Apparel.

And to celebrate Eden & John's new release "Take A Look At That Baby" we are having a 15% Off Sale- Now through October 31, 2013. You'll get 15% off any of the East River String Band's t-shirts. Men's or Women's, organic cotton, long sleeve or short--all on sale this month---discount will be applied at checkout, no coupon code required.

So what are you waiting for, get the t-shirt and show your support for this amazing East Village band.

David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazines said, “Eden And John cover country blues from the 78-rpm era with crisp fervor and a natural flair that suggests loving study and a respect for the original records”.

Keep On Truckin' Apparel is an Official Licensee of R. Crumb.