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The Weirdest Ever Rock n’ Roll Merchandise

August 11, 2016

A concert isn’t complete without a stop at the “merch table” to prove how big of a fan you are by purchasing a T-shirt or a bumper sticker…or one of these even weirder things that have actually been offered for sale.
After leaving the dark punk band the Misfits, singer Glenn Danzig started a heavy metal band called Danzig. In addition to the many black T-shirts for sale at their concerts, Danzig fans could also buy 80-page, college-ruled spiral notebooks bearing the Danzig logo.
Danzig Notebook
Jimmy Buffett hasn’t had many actual hits besides “Margaritaville,” but he has a devoted fanbase of “Parrotheads” that rivals that of the Grateful Dead. Buffett and his fans celebrate the tropical lifestyle, and all its trappings. Available in grocery stories are frozen Margaritaville-brand coconut shrimp, Margaritaville flip-flops can be purchased in shoe stores, and Margaritaville-brand tequila and margarita mix are available at liquor stores. They can even be combined in a Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker.
Margaritaville Key West Frozen Concoction Maker
The White Stripes famously only ever appeared wearing the colors black, white, and red (and the red and white were usually, well, striped together). The band’s oddest piece of merchandise was probably a sewing kit, which consisted of black, white, and red, thread, and red-and-white striped buttons in a variety of sizes.
The Rolling Stones have one of the most famous—and garish—logos in music history: a giant red tongue sticking out of a giant red mouth. (It’s reminiscent of the band’s lead singer, Mick Jagger.) In the ‘80s, hardcore Stones fans could put their mouth on the Mouth—a Rolling Stones touchtone telephone that looked just like the logo. On “the world’s first rock n’ roll telephone,” the mouth was the base, and the tongue was the handset.
Rolling Stones Phone
In his music, Eminem has discussed in great detail his troubled home life as a child. Now Eminem fans can buy a very piece of that troubled home. In 2016, he started selling bricks from the now-demolished house—with “Eminem” carved into them. Price: $350 each.

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