Man Is The Bastard

Akron/Family might have just made the wrong enemy. The psych-folk band recently started selling a T-shirt on its website that shamelessly uses an extremely recognizable image: The skull logo of Man Is The Bastard, the ’90s band that pioneered the hardcore punk subgenre known as power violence. And as Brooklyn Vegan points out, Man Is The Bastard frontman Eric Wood isn’t happy about it.

Wood has taken to leaving incendiary comments on Akron/Family’s Facebook page and encouraging his fans to do the same. (Akron/Family: “We play Subkirke in South Bend, IN tonight!! See you there!!” Eric Wood: “FUCK ALL YOUR SHOWS.”) Wood’s comments keep getting deleted, but it’s pretty hilarious nevertheless. Observe:

Akron Family Comments


(via Brooklyn Vegan)

As Facebook flame wars go, things don’t get a whole lot more entertaining than this.

Comments (17)
  1. their next t-shirt will probably have the black flag bars on it. idiots & thieves.

  2. both band suck, no wonder no graphic designers bother with them

  3. First they came for the No Age,
    And I did not speak out, because I was not a No Age.

    Then they came for the Joy Division,
    But I did not speak out, because I was not a Joy Division.

    Then they came for the Man Is The Bastard,
    And I did not speak out, because I was not a Man Is The Bastard.

    Then they came for me.
    And there was nobody left to copyright my t-shirt.

  4. “The skull logo of Man Is The Bastard, the ’90s band that pioneered the hardcore punk subgenre known as power violence. ” – Stereogum

    “Man Is the Bastard were a pioneering hardcore punk band who contributed the name, and perhaps also the ethos, to the punk subgenreknown as power violence.” – Wikipedia

    • Well how would YOU describe Man Is The Bastard and their relationship to power violence in one quick sentence?

  5. Bands love T-shirts.

  6. Wesley Morgan Paraham  |   Posted on Jan 24th, 2012 +18
  7. AK AK FB update:

  8. Skulls are realy original.

  9. Who the hell are these bands?

  10. What surprises me is that with all of this MITB bullshit, nobody noticed they ripped off a Kurt Vonnegut quote.

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