The Secret History of Rock

What Does Your T-Shirt Say About You?

This is for people who believe that rock music is bad for you.  There used to be a company called iSwag.com which did business-to-business work.

About ten years ago, they conducted a study of teenagers to find who wears what when it comes to music t-shirts.  They determined that kids who wore Britney Spears t-shirts were three times more likely to go to summer school than kids who wore Limp Bizkit t-shirts.  

Eighty-one percent of teenagers who wore Eminem stuff say they keep their parents’ curfew compared to 34% of those who like Christina Aguilera shirts.  

And lemme throw in one more:  kids who

wore South Park stuff were more likely to experiment with ecstasy than those who wore shirts featuring Disney characters.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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