When WXPN’s daily Highs in the 70s show needed a new t-shirt, only one name came to mind. 70s? T-shirts? Perry Shall.
The Philadelphia-based visual artist designs t-shirts, tour posters, and album covers for a variety of bands from hometown friends Hurry and Mannequin Pussy to international names like Kurt Vile and The Black Keys; he famously has an extensive t-shirt collection in his West Philly home.
Perry is also a musician who makes 70s-tinged rock and roll in bands like his revved-up power trio HOUND and the dreamier five-piece Wild Flowers of America.
Even though Perry himself was not born until the 80s, he’s a deep appreciator of 70s sounds an apparel, so he kindly put together the look of XPN’s brand new Highs In The 70s t-shirt, which you can see in the photo above. The shirt is only available as a thank-you gift for XPN members, whether they are new members donating $10 a month or existing members making an additional donation to the station. More on that here.
Yesterday, to ring in the summer and roll out the new design, Shall joined Highs in the 70s host Dan Reed on the air for an hour of hand-picked music that ranged from Emitt Rhodes to Elton John. Take a listen and check out his playlist below.
Hall & Oates – “Camellia”
Emitt Rhodes – “Live Till You Die”
Jane Aire And The Belvederes – “Yankee Wheels”
Wreckless Eric – “I Wish It Would Rain”
Elton John – “Amoreena”
Plummet Airline – “It’s Hard”
The Runaways – “School Days”
The Bob Seger System – “Lucifer”
Hard Stuff – “Time Gambler (Rodney)”
Skull Snaps – “My Hang Up Is You”
Allen Toussaint – “Last Train”
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