RECORD STORE TALES Part 273:
Purp Ate My Balls Redux: Special Edition
I am thrilled to have discovered all the missing pictures of the infamous “Purp Ate My Balls” gallery. This isn’t everyone who owned the shirt, just the ones who took pictures.
What’s the “Purp Ate My Balls” shirt? Well, to quote the original story, Part 227:
10 years ago my online handle was “Purpendicular.” (Gee, where did I get that name from?) ”Purp” made a good short-form nickname. For whatever reason…and believe me I wish I could remember…Sarge decided to make and give out 40 or 50 “Purp Ate My Balls” shirts! He gave them to all his shop employees (Metal Fatigue in Bournemouth) and I’m pretty sure all the Klopeks ended up with them too.
Here’s a whole lotta pictures of English people wearing me on their shirts!
I also found the original photo that started it all!