Tuesday, May 25, 2010

You probably know that before Poison the Well took the name that would skyrocket them to hardcore glory, they were known as An Acre Lost (and actually Doubting Thomas before that) and released a split with Miami's Promise No Tomorrow on Ohev Records. What you may not have known is that they actually made shirts during their time as An Acre Lost. I knew about the second design but not the first. I came across the first one on Ebay about 2 weeks ago and realized that my friend Andrew Abramowitz (Drowningman, The Distance) was the seller. He was the first bass player and played on both the split as An Acre Lost and the first release as Poison The Well (not Geronimo as it was incorrectly put on the release). He messaged me and said he couldn't take my money for the shirt (see what being a nice guy as well as a collector can do for you) and would put together a package for me. What that meant, I didn't know but a week later I received a package which not only had the shirt but also the bands FIRST shirt of which about 24 were made. It was seriously such a nice gesture and while I don't see Andrew as often as I like, he is truly a great friend. Enough about me, on to the designs.

This is the first shirt the band made, roughly 24 were made. Aryeh (vocals) said they were made at Kinkos so I'm guessing it was an iron on design of some sort. The back design (second picture) is small and just below the neckline. Pretty sure that's Sabu from ECW on the front.

This is the 2nd design before they changed their name. Not sure how many were made but still a cool design. Much more in the vein of where the band was heading. No back design.
I also own a rare Goodlife Recordings "Opposite Of December" tshirt that was pressed when the band was originally going to release the record with Goodlife before they went with Trustkill. I posted it a few months back so if you would like to see that, click here.

8 comments:

Custom t-shirts said...

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xCHIPxSEM said...

Well that doesn't sound at all sarcastic...

thisdrowningregret said...

No sarcasm here. That's awesome stuff. I'd loooove to see these go into reprint somewhere. Something to add to my already ridiculous PTW shirt collection.

xjustinx said...

The yellowing around the art in the first design is a dead giveaway that they used iron on transfers.

igorxxx said...

fucking AMAZING man!

Andrew said...

So the image on the back of the Sabu shirt is actually a picture of copyright lawyers. When we went to Kinkos the person working said we could not use the picture of Sabu because it was copyright infringement. He handed Rus and Aryeh this card with that picture on it and it stated basic copyright laws. You can just fill in the rest now seeing the shirt.
The other shirt I think Rus made in his garage and stole the shirts from this real white trash arts and crafts shop in Davie, Fl.
This was almost 14 years ago but but I believe that was the origins of those shirts. Poison The Well was actually our third name. We first called the band Doubting Thomas for our first show.

Anonymous said...

Any chance of uploading the anacre lost EP??

mike said...

split w/ promise no tomorrow.

http://www.mediafire.com/?y5zwhglavym