I'm going to go ahead and tell you that this is not what you think it's going to be, it's better.
I was going through an old shed and found an old band-branded wastebasket (Skrape. They were pretty cool). Inside were some dusty old pieces of memorabilia.
I'm just kind of okayish at keeping up with memorabilia. I have just a couple of things art framed, then the rest is just rolled up, or tucked away somewhere, in some cases gathering dust. I really should have been better about keeping up with stuff, but then again, you'd be surprised how much stuff I have to keep up with.
We did a bunch of merchandising with bands in the nineties. There were so many bands that they were all fighting for attention. I remember the first co-branded band shirts we did were actually for the Spin Doctors. We eventually did other clothing items, including the totally subversive, totally out-of-character pink Pantera women's shorts.
In 1993 we were presented with the band Tool. The question became, how do we do something memorable with these wackadoodle band? We settled on something simple, yet functional. We hooked it up with Tool Koozies. We didn't even have an official band logo to work with, so we went with a simple message:
Just for the record, I also found these other old FMX Koozies with "The Home Of Rock And Roll" and "Pure Rock" on them:
I hope you got a piece of your favorite band back in the day from FMX. We sure loved promoting the bands and hooking the listeners up.